Schuberg Philis - The Netherlands

Schuberg Philis - The Netherlands

Claim To Fame: 

In order to reduce the water consumption in datacenters, this project’s main objective was to switch to a new technology for the water discharge in the datacenter and the chemical free system.

Schuberg Philis
Organisation Type: 
IT Consultancy/Development
The Netherlands
Main benefits & Achieved Results : 

- The discharge water has been reduced by more than 90% (in the cooling tower blow-down water).
- The discharge water has been reduced by more than 40% (in the make-up tower)
- Total water cost: more than 60%.
- From 600 liters of chemicals for water treatment every year to almost chemical free
- Return on Investment: 1.5 years.
- Datacenter Water Usage Effectiveness: from 2.84 to 1.04.

Presentation of the initiative: 

A large Datacenter like Schuberg’s uses millions litres of cooling water every year and lots of chemical additives to prevent scale formation in the water cooling system.
It started with a question about the sound of water draining into the sewer, compared to a brand-new cooling tower. The chemical treatment goal is to counteract the natural tendency of water to cause scale, when concentrations build up.

The objective was to improve the water consumption and reduce chemical solutions.

The stakeholders of this project are the Datacenter manager with the help of Frans Durieux from the Aqua Innovation Network and David Sherzer from Universal Environmental Technology.

The core of this patented technology is a chemically engineered reactor driven by controlled partial electrolysis, taking place in an electrically charged tubular reactor. Eight steps have been defined by the Datacenter manage.

Commitments for the future & other relevant information: 

The first organization in the Netherlands to implement this new process.
Any Datacenter wishing to switch from chemical-based to clean water systems, saving money on chemicals and water, can implement this new technology.

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