Zeta Nanocera strategic alliance announced

Nanocera & Zeta logosJune 10, 2016
Tucson, Arizona —  Zeta Corporation and Nanocera are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance co-marketing sustainable products and technical services to industry.  The two companies will combine development efforts in key industrial markets where customer productivity and sustainability interests overlap.  Principals at both companies have been interested in a collaboration for several years and look forward to promoting the alliance.

Nanocera offers leading edge, environmentally advantaged conversion coating technologies, which provide superior corrosion resistance and paint adhesion, eliminate damaging phosphates and regulated heavy metals, and significantly reduce total operating costs, including lower energy and water usage.

Zeta Corporation manufactures and markets Zeta Rod® systems, which significantly improve water and energy conservation, optimize the performance of industrial fluids, reduce water treatment chemical usage, and control scale and biological fouling in water systems.

For more information, please contact:

NANOCERA
Blair Imbody
Founder/CEO
(520) 909-0168

ZETA CORPORATION
Carolyn B. Pitts
President/CEO
888-785-9660

DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program demonstrates 20% make-up water reduction and 50% reduction in blow-down utilizing Zeta Rod Water Management Systems

Link to USACE ERDC ReportThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Lab (USACE ERDC/CERL) has published data collected during a 24-month demonstration/validation project in which the  Zeta Rod® Water Management System was evaluated for its ability to deliver documented water conservation results while providing corrosion, scaling, and biofouling protection in open-loop evaporative cooling systems. The report, titled “Demonstration of Non-Corrosive, Capacitance-Based Water-Treatment Technology for Chilled Water Cooling Systems” evaluated sites at four military installations in Arizona, California, and Georgia.  The study included systems where the technology was previously installed as part of a 2010 evaluation (ERDC/CERL TR-09-20) and added systems that broadened the range of water qualities and operating conditions evaluated.

Results and observations indicated that the technology delivered an average 20% reduction in makeup water usage and 50% reduction in blow-down, while meeting or exceeding criteria for protection of equipment from scale, corrosion, and biofouling. Reductions in make-up water represent a major water savings for an installation, while reductions of blow-down water represent a significant lessening of load on installation’s wastewater treatment system. (The direct use of the blow-down water for grey-water purposes appears feasible, but was not demonstrated.)

The technology was effective in water treatment and deposit control for a wide range of water conditions, from very soft, corrosion-promoting water to very hard, scale-promoting water. The validated applications are recommended for consideration by decision makers to reduce military installation chemical utilization and support Department of Defense Net Zero Water goals.

Click Here to link to the Full Study:  “Demonstration of Non-Corrosive, Capacitance-Based Water-Treatment Technology for Chilled Water Cooling Systems” Report Number: ERDC/CERL TR14-15

Related Papers:
Cooling Tower Institute (CTI) Green Technologies 2012

“Demonstration of Electronic Capacitor-Based Water Treatment System for Application at Military Installations” Report Number: ERDC/CERL TR 09-20

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issues Directive & Guidance on Non-Chemical Treatment of Cooling Tower Water

Link to USACE ERDC Site

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineering and Construction Bulletin

Subject: Non-Chemical Treatment of Cooling Tower Water
Applicability: Directive and Guidance

Non-chemical treatment of cooling tower water has been found to be a viable option for many projects. Significant water and cost savings can be realized depending on the projects cooling systems size, amount of yearly operating time for the system and condition of the make-up water. There are various types of non-chemical treatment such as: hydrodynamic cavitation, pulsed and static electric field, ultra-sonic, and magnetic. CERL has performed a study on Zeta Rod Water Management Systems, a  type of non-chemical treatment (High Voltage Capacitance Based – HVCB) used on the cooling systems at four U.S military bases. The bases selected had a wide range of make-up water use and climatic conditions. This system operated by installing insulated high voltage electrodes into the cooling tower piping creating a strong electrostatic field in the water stream.

Click here to view the USACE Bulletin

U.S. Government Releases Zeta Rod Cooling Water Conservation Study

Link to USACE ERDC SiteThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Lab has published findings of a two-year Demonstration Validation Study that successfully compared Zeta Rod® Water Management Systems in side-by-side cooling tower installations against standard chemical water treatment programs.

The study, entitled “Demonstration of Electronic Capacitor-Based Water Treatment System for Application at Military Installations” presents the data and results of the study.

Abstract: The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has a specific legislative mandate to increase its conservation of water and energy. It also is interested in improving the effectiveness of open-loop, cooling water treatment processes at its installations worldwide, for purposes of extending the useful life of evaporative cooling equipment and reducing energy use/costs. A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was approved to demonstrate that, without using chemical additives, a capacitor-based water treatment system is capable of (1) providing equivalent protection to a chemical treatment program in preventing scale, corrosion, and bio-fouling; (2) allowing cooling systems to be operated in an enhanced water conservation mode; (3) delivering measurable reductions in water usage over conventional methods; and (4) providing control, monitoring, and wireless data transfer via the Internet. Results documented in the subsequent demonstration and evaluation project showed the technology was able to meet every objective and also was able to deliver a 20% reduction in cooling water use over standard chemical treatment methods. Application of this technology would allow the DoD to (1) reduce chemical usage, exposure, and disposal expenses; (2) conserve water and energy; (3) facilitate water re-use; and (4) meet new goals for conservation of resources.

To read more, click here to link to the Army Corps of Engineers published study

Zeta Rod® Systems Receive IAPMO Certification

Uniform Plumbing Code NSF61 Logo

February 8, 2006

Tucson, Arizona — Zeta Corporation is pleased to announce that its patented Zeta Rod® Systems have received IAPMO Research &Testing certification and will now bear the UPC(TM) NSF/ ANSI 61 mark, indicating that they conform to the standards for Drinking Water Systems Components – Health Effects, as well as to the plumbing and electrical requirements set forth in the Uniform Plumbing CodeTM Interim Guide Criteria 91-2005a. Although the products had previously been ETL listed to NSF-61, the association with IAPMO broadens the scope of the certification to include additional plumbing and electrical safety standards developed specifically for the patented Zeta technology. Continue reading

Zeta Rod® biofouling prevention technology drives car wash cost savings

Mill Valley Car Wash logo

Operations Manager Eric Traband: “I’m sold on this [Zeta Rod] system. What I have now is an odor-free and bacteria-controlled environment, I’m using a lot less water, and cutting my overall costs. This system is a winner.”

Within 60 days, results of the Zeta Rod installation into the Mill Valley Car Wash were impressive:
• Reduced water consumption per vehicle from 48.75 gallons per car (gpc) to 35.51 gpc; a net reduction of 27% per vehicle
• 235,000 gallons of water saved in 60 days
• 38% drop in the total per vehicle washing cost

MILL VALLEY, Calif., April 2003 – Car wash Operations Manager, Eric Traband, recently demonstrated to his boss why he had been named a national Car Wash Manager of the Year in 2000. Traband, an 11-year veteran of the industry, seized an opportunity to help trim his carwash operation’s spiraling water costs and, at the same time, deliver better, more efficient service to his growing roster of customers. Continue reading

Zeta Rod systems remove biofilms that shield legionella

Zeta NewsTucson, Arizona:  Zeta Corporation has established that its patented Zeta Rod® technology is another weapon in the battle against legionella. Zeta Rod systems will remove and prevent recurrence of biofilm and associated scale that shelters legionella bacteria inside potable water systems and in cooling towers. Continue reading

Zeta Rod Wins Environmental Award for Los Angeles Convention Center

WaterWorld

http://www.waterworld.com/content/ww/en/articles/2002/04/zeta-rod-wins-environmental-award-for-los-angeles-convention-center.html

Tucson, Ariz., April 10, 2002 — After three years of closely monitored performance at the Los Angeles Convention Center of Zeta Corporation’s Zeta Rod™ system, the convention center won a city-wide environmental award and realized a three-year accumulated savings of $150,000.

Image of Zeta Rod System at Los Angeles Convention Center

Zeta Rod System at Los Angeles Convention Center

In making the announcement, Zeta President M. Michael Pitts, Jr, Ph.D. said that the City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission, after an eight-month evaluation process, singled out 20 city departments out of 114 applicants for honors in the categories of Customer Service, Environmental, Entrepreneurship, E-Business and Innovation and Creativity.

The Los Angeles Convention Center facilities staff won the Environmental Award for “the elimination of scale and corrosion cleaning, increased employee safety, reduced water consumption, longer equipment life and an annual savings of $50,000” in the operation of the huge building’s chillers and cooling towers. Continue reading

CH2M HILL evaluates Zeta Rod & GrahamTek RO systems to reclaim EDR wastewater

CH2M HILL

CH2M HILL, a global leader in full service engineering, construction and operations, was tasked to find a way to treat the concentrate stream from a water treatment plant located in Sherman, Texas USA. The City wanted to be able to treat this wastewater in order to reduce sewer and wastewater plant loadings, and to recover a portion of the wastewater as high quality water than could be used to increase plant finished water capacity. Continue reading