A Water Quality Products article of March 2013 details out the risk of hard water scale and bio film in Cooling Towers as well as other equipment. How these can contribute to the presence of Legionella bacterium and lead to Legionnaires’ disease via the inhalation of contaminated water.
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Anywhere water runs, it can deposit calcium as limescale...even a dripping sink! The article rightly states:
"Scale, or limescale, is a hard, rock-like deposit of calcium or magnesium salts that forms in heat exchangers, cooling tower packing and other water-fed equipment as a result of heat and increased concentration factor. Scale formation impairs heat transfer, interferes with flow and cooling, and can be a breeding ground for Legionella.
The scaling tendency of a water supply depends on the hardness of the water; still, if not adequately treated, even relatively soft waters can become highly scaling when concentrated by evaporation. Poor scale control not only puts the cooling process at risk, but also can squander thousands of dollars in wasted energy, chemical and water charges.
Scale is a problem in both hot- and cold-water systems. Dripping taps can deposit scale in and around the tap, and with high ambient room temperatures provide an ideal growth medium for L. pneumophila. In hot water systems, scale can trap Legionella and biofilm, providing a perfect growth medium that disinfectants cannot penetrate.
Scale deposits colonized by Legionella can continuously re-contaminate a system even after disinfection."
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Unity Point Healthcare - ice machines
Merck - ice machines - Missouri
Wesley Medical - ice machines - Kansas
Port Huron Medical - ice machines, dishwashers, humidifiers, water heaters - Port Huron, Michigan
Hays Medical - ice machines - Hays, Kansas
Trego Medical - ice machines, water main main, hot water re-circ - Wakeeney, Kansas
Brookdale - water mains, hot water re-circ - Brentwood, Tennessee and other states
Lake Regional - cooling tower, ice machines, steamers, humidifiers - Osage Beach, Missouri
- Sharp Memorial - large heat exchanger - San Diego, California
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