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Revolutionary Antimicrobial Cooling Towers Installed in NYC

In light of the rise in Legionnaires’ disease cases in recent years – see our blog post about the trend here – some NYC institutions and facilities are taking strong measures to prevent further cases from occurring. Every year, researchers make great strides in the prevention of legionella-related illnesses. With the aid of such researchers, […]

Legionnaires’ Disease on the Rise

Recent outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease have prompted renewed concern about contaminated water cooling systems throughout New York City. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 7,500 individuals reportedly contracted this serious illness in 2017 – a more than fivefold increase since 2000. As a water treatment provider, the staff as Tower […]

Urgent Change in New York City Domestic Water

On or about June 15, 2018, the New York DEP, in conjunction with the New York City Bureau of Water has turned on emergency wells as well as opened a water main from the Croton Reservoir to add to the New York City Water supply. This last time this occurred was in June 2016 and […]

Open Circuit Cooling Tower vs. Closed Circuit Cooling Tower

An open circuit cooling tower is a heat exchanger that cools the water through direct contact with air. It distributes warm water over a packing of fill which provides an expanded air-water interface for heating of the air which causes evaporation to take place. The heat transfer happens partially happens through the heat exchange but […]

Disneyland Connected to Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Orange County, CA

A recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease last fall in Orange County left 22 people sick including one who died. Local health officials said the outbreak seemed connected to Disneyland as 19 of the 22 people who were infected visited the park. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March cited the park and fined […]

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