Hydroflow’s Water Conditioners were rewarded with the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution award for their clean and affordable water solutions.
What is The ‘Solar Impulse Efficient Solution’ Label?
Assessed by independent experts, the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label, serves as a credible marker of quality to decision-makers in business and governments. The aim is to pull new technologies and products to the market and fast track their implementation.
The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is designed to shed light on existing Solutions that are both clean and profitable. The Label is awarded to products, services, and/or processes that combine credible environmental and economic performance, while outperforming the mainstream options in its market, such as Hydroflow Water Technologies.
How Hydroflow Excels
Hydroflow uses Hydropath technology to ensure maximum efficiency and safety in its products. HYDROPATH Technology is a British company operating across the globe, dedicated to the promotion of non-chemical water treatment to prevent limescale and other mineral scales, combat biofouling and improve filtration.
~Part of the application process was the submission of a detailed case study to demonstrate the solution’s benefits. The submitted case study described an installation on the headquarters of a Fortune 100 company in the USA.
~The goal was to reduce water and chemical use, to cut down on maintenance and energy, and to extend equipment life. The unit was installed on the open loop condenser of two 1000 ton cooling towers.
~An audit compared the historical data from the previous two years to assess a year’s operation with HydroFLOW®.
~As well as reductions in the antiscalant and biocide chemicals used, ensuring the heat exchange surfaces were free from deposits improved efficiency, and allowed the tower to run with higher cycles of concentration, reducing water and sewage use.
The results of the trial included:
- Saving on freshwater and sewage water of 85%
- Reduction of energy consumption (heating fuel and electricity) due to improvement in efficiency of exchangers of 10%
- Reduction of chemical antiscalant and biocide of 75%
Annual savings on water and energy use were $73,400 using a simple payback analysis, with a positive Net Present Value of $4,760,200 over the building’s 50 year useful life.
To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, the HydroFLOW® product was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. The Solar Impulse Experts community consist of a pool of voluntary assessors with 5 years of academic or business experience in one of the 5 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of interest and 3 years in related sub sectors. They come from various backgrounds, companies and world regions, having in common passion for sustainable solutions and the will to contribute to the achievement of the 1,000 Solutions Challenge.
The 5 SDGs are:
- SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
- SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG 11: Sustainable cities and Communities
- SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
The 1,000 Solutions Challenge
The #1000solutions Challenge is an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation, in order to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmentally-conscious efforts.
The Solar Impulse Foundation attributed HydroFLOW® water conditioners as a contributor toward meeting the United Nations Sustainable Goals Framework, notably the:
~Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation #SDG6
~Sustainable Development Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure #SDG9
Since 1992, HydroFLOW® water care technology products have been designed to enhance the operation of systems and reduce consumption. Hydroflow works to maximise efficiency, reduce water and chemical usage, and increase longevity.
Systems such as Heat Exchangers, Cooling Towers, Steam Boilers, Pipelines, Sea Water Cooling, Humidifiers and Evaporators are used everywhere (in Buildings, In Manufacturing. In Agriculture, In Utilities, In Hospitality, In Leisure and beyond).
HydroFLOW® works on all types of pipe material, with very low power consumption.