Cavitation Benefits

Vortex CHC is the leading supplier of Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation treatment systems for cooling water used in HVAC, Process Cooling, and Refrigeration systems. Combining Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation treatment from Vortex CHC with filtration and process controls improves operations and protects your evaporative cooling system while also reducing water and electrical consumption, and providing a lower cost-to-treat.

Scale Control with Vortex Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation

Calcium solubility is inversely proportional to water temperature, meaning calcium precipitates as water temperature increases. The kinetic energy and localized temperature associated with Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation drive solid particles of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) from solution to form non-sticking colloidal crystals. These colloids attract dissolved calcium and carbonate ions, which are then filtered from the water stream.

This time-lapse video demonstrates calcium carbonate precipitation when treated with the Vortex Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation technology. As the video progresses you will notice water in the tank becoming cloudy, which is precipitated calcium carbonate.

Bacteria Control with Vortex Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation

The extreme pressures and temperatures created by our Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation process physically destroy bacteria and biologics. Microbes and bacteria can develop resistance to traditional chemicals, requiring constant adjustment of treatment methodology. There are no such worries with Vortex CHC – Bacteria cannot adapt to having their bodies ripped apart.

Vortex CHC does an excellent job of controlling bacteria, including Legionella. Vortex CHC is the only non-chemical technology that is compliant with the United Kingdom’s L-8 Legionella standard, which is widely considered to be the most stringent in the world.

Corrosion Control with Vortex Controlled Hydrodynamic Cavitation

Vortex CHC inhibits corrosion through four mechanisms:

  • Elevating pH to alkaline state, approximately 8.5, through CO2 stripping.

  • Eliminating the need for corrosive biocides and acids used in traditional treatment.

  • Destroying bacteria that can create Microbiological Influenced Corrosion (MIC).

  • Maintaining a clean system, which eliminates an environment conducive to corrosion.