Cooling tower blow-down water

Cooling tower blow-down water

The water released from a cooling tower to maintain proper water mineral concentration.
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The intent of this study was to (1) determine the efficacy of the use of cooling tower blow-down water as a source for landscape irrigation; and (2) evaluate the water savings potential through the use of such water.
As a whole, the plants utilized for this study did not grow significantly better when irrigated with 100% potable water when compared to those irrigated with 100% cooling tower blow-down water (or those irrigated with a mixture of the two waters).
potable water), the water is suitable for use as landscape irrigation water (especially where the cooling tower blow-down water is blended or mixed with potable water).