Reduce the Water Consumption in Cooling Towers: The Challenge
In 2016, ennomotive launched a challenge to help a company become more eco-friendly by reducing the water consumption in their cooling towers.
Water is able to cool down equipment and then to cool itself by evaporation of a portion of the water and the release of the latent heat. For the past few decades, companies are becoming more environmentally conscious and the industrial processes are moving towards a more sustainable production with a reduction in the use of natural resources.
The goal of this challenge was to recover the water from the cooling tower at a reasonable cost in order to reduce the water consumption.
For 6 weeks, 39 engineers from 21 countries accepted the challenge and submitted different solutions. After a thorough evaluation, the company picked the solution that best met the evaluation criteria and awarded the winner, Matteo Bruni, from Italy.
We have contacted Matteo to learn about his experience and the future water saving and polymer materials. Here you can read the full interview.
Matteo Bruni, advocate for Polymer Materials in Water Saving
Can you introduce yourself briefly?
My name is Matteo Bruni and a chemical engineer from Italy. I got my Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano University. I have worked as process engineer in many oil and gas companies, focused on water separation and water treatment systems.