Transforming Water Treatment at an Edmonton Hospital with HydroFLOW

Transforming Water Treatment at an Edmonton Hospital with HydroFLOW


Since its establishment in the 1960s, a prominent hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, has been a beacon of community health and technological advancement. In a continuous effort to enhance operational efficiency and sustainability, the hospital recently undertook a three-month trial to evaluate the effectiveness of HydroFLOW technology, a cutting-edge solution for water treatment, against traditional chemical methods in their cooling towers.

Challenges with Traditional Water Treatment

Traditionally, cooling towers at healthcare facilities have relied heavily on chemical treatments to manage limescale and control algae growth. These methods, while effective to a degree, come with high costs and environmental concerns due to the heavy use of chemicals. The hospital faced significant challenges in terms of both operational efficiency and sustainability, prompting the exploration of alternative solutions.

HydroFLOW Technology Overview

HydroFLOW represents a paradigm shift in water treatment technology. Utilizing Hydropath technology, it offers a non-invasive solution that uses electronic frequencies to prevent the accumulation of limescale and inhibit algae growth. This technology not only promises to reduce the reliance on harmful chemicals but also to enhance the longevity and efficiency of cooling systems.

Trial Setup and Execution

The trial involved a comparative analysis between two cooling towers: Tower #3 treated with HydroFLOW and Tower #2 using conventional chemical treatments. The main parameters monitored were the presence of limescale and algae, the operational efficiency of the towers, and the overall costs associated with each treatment method.

Results and Analysis

The results of the trial were highly encouraging:

  • Cooling Tower #3: Completely free from limescale and algae just two months after implementing HydroFLOW.
  • Cooling Tower #2: Continued to show significant build-up of limescale and algae despite regular chemical treatments.

The financial analysis further highlighted the benefits of switching to HydroFLOW, with the hospital projecting annual savings of between $9,000 and $10,000 by eliminating the need for scale and corrosion inhibitors. Additionally, the return on investment (ROI) was calculated at an impressive 64.4%, based on the costs of HydroFLOW units compared to savings.

Benefits of Switching to HydroFLOW

The successful trial underscores several key benefits of adopting HydroFLOW technology:

  • Cost Efficiency: Significant reductions in ongoing operational costs by eliminating the need for expensive chemicals.
  • Environmental Impact: With a decrease in chemical usage, the hospital contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly operation.
  • Operational Efficiency: Enhanced performance and reduced maintenance for cooling systems, leading to longer service life and reliability.


The trial's success has set a promising precedent for the hospital, highlighting the potential of HydroFLOW technology not just in healthcare settings but potentially in other industries seeking sustainable water treatment solutions. The hospital plans to expand the use of this technology, further solidifying its commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship.

This groundbreaking trial not only demonstrates the hospital's leadership in adopting green technologies but also serves as a blueprint for similar facilities aiming to enhance their operational efficacy while reducing environmental impact.

For other institutions considering a shift towards more sustainable operations, HydroFLOW offers a proven, effective, and eco-friendly alternative to traditional water treatment methods. It's an investment in the future of operational efficiency and environmental responsibility.

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