Cooling water management technologies at Data Centers
Now than ever we depend on the internet and on cloud computing for many aspects of our daily lives. It can be easy to overlook that these digital technologies consume physical resources, but that does not eliminate their impact. Cloud computing relies on data centers to store, manage, and distribute information via the internet. These data centers generate large amounts of heat, so they utilize cooling water for proper operation. Poor water management in cooling systems can lead to the presence of Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaire’s disease; it can also increase water and energy consumption. A water management solution that has been used in data centers is Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR™ technology, which consists of sensors, controllers, chemistries, software and web-based tools. This system continuously monitors water quality and applies the necessary chemistries to maintain optimal operation and minimize the risks associated with water use. This webinar will provide a more detailed description of Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR™ technology and how it is used in data centers.
Marcello Herrera, born in 1994, graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and a minor in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 2016. In 2014 he interned with H.B. Fuller, where he worked on the development of water-based adhesives for electronic products. In 2015 and 2016 he interned with Ecolab, where he worked on a variety of chemical engineering projects in a pilot plant and in a large manufacturing plant. After graduation he joined Henkel where he helped develop thermal interface materials for cutting-edge technologies like electric vehicles and fifth generation telecommunication technologies (5G). In 2020 Marcello returned to Ecolab and now works as a regulatory specialist in global trade, where he helps the company assure compliance with trade regulations around the world.