Zeta Rod® biofouling prevention technology drives car wash cost savings

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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 Wins Environmental Award for Los Angeles Convention Center

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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.

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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

BP Manufacturing Solutions Reduces Chemical and Filtration Costs at GMPT Flint, Michigan USA

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November 2001
BP Manufacturing Solutions reduces chemical and filtration costs, GMPT Flint, Michigan USA

Highlights: Several positive outcomes resulted from the use of Zeta Rods. Because fungal growth in the high-pressure tanks was eliminated, production downtime was minimized. The fungal reduction reduced maintenance costs and improved operational efficiencies. Chemical usage also dropped, most notably in anti-foam due to the change in surface tension caused by Zeta RodsTM. This anit-foam reduction alone provided an annual cost savings of $120,000.

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AIChE Update: New Techniques Tame Biofouling

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February 2000
AIChE Update: New Techniques Tame Biofouling
Chemical Engineering Progress | AIChE

Biofouling plagues many plants in the chemical process industries. Ongoing research is focusing on ways to control a range of bioorganisms, ranging from fungi to zebra mussels, that can cause these problems. Chlorine Pulsing, Electronic Rods [Zeta Rods], filters, anti-microbial coatings and corn-based polymers are discussed.  Click here to link to the AIChE CEP Magazine article.

Improving RO Performance with Zeta Rod Systems

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December 1997
Improving RO Performance with Zeta Rod Systems
After three months, the membrane was removed and the vessel was seen to be completely clean. The membrane body, like the vessel surface,was completely free of bio-film.The removal of biofilm from the membrane was evidenced by a 4.98% increase in the rate of permeate recovery, from 77.26% to 81.11%.

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