Water Use in Industrial Processes with Grant Newhouse

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Ever wonder how water is used in manufacturing processes? Grant Newhouse of Sustainable Water Solutions, LLC, provides a fantastic overview and explains the complex chemistry involved using easy-to-understand analogies. The world of water use in manufacturing processes is fascinating, and you’ll learn a tremendous amount about how manufacturers are employing technologies and processes to become more water efficient. Grant is a great teacher, so listen up!

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The different ways in which water is used in industrial processes
  • Why water needs to be treated before use in industrial processes
  • How boiler explosions in the 1800’s became the catalyst for industrial water treatment
  • How cooling towers work
  • How boilers work
  • What the water treatment issues are for cooling towers and boilers
  • Why water softening results in inefficient water use
  • The more efficient treatment method Grant suggests to replace water softening
  • Why electrical conductivity, EC, in water has become a big issue
  • Grant’s take on the energy-water nexus in industrial water treatment processes

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