Photo: Installation of the VTRX technology by Energy Management Consulting and Construction, LLC.
Last June, the State Capitol became the first building in the state to install the VTRX non-chemical water treatment system in an effort to save costs on water and energy.
While it's not a new technology, VTRX is new to Hawaii via Energy Management Consulting and Construction, LLC. The technology replaces the chemical treatment normally used to treat the building's cooling tower. VTRX projects that by using the system, the state will save over 2 million gallons of water a year. In addition, the energy usage should drop as well.
If you want more information on VTRX, go to http://www.vrtxtech.com/. According to the company's website, VTRX technology is a chemical free water treatment for cooling towers and evaporative condensers. It offers continuous control of calcium, biofouling, and corrosion using kinetic energy. We are working on getting the State Capitol's actual water bill to see how much of a drop in usage, thus cost savings, there has been since the installation, and we'll share that with you as soon as we get it.