SUEZ Water - Water Technologies & Water

Data Center Water Treatment Solutions

Deploying cost-effective & sustainable data center technologies to meet industry challenges

At SUEZ, we work with your local teams to understand your facility and corporate goals, helping to guide you to water treatment solutions that fit your overall cooling needs. Our global solutions optimize your assets, reduce water usage, and enhance site profitability – positively impacting sustainability goals your bottom line.

Data Center Water Treatment Solutions

Deploying cost-effective & sustainable data center technologies to meet industry challenges

At SUEZ, we work with your local teams to understand your facility and corporate goals, helping to guide you to water treatment solutions that fit your overall cooling needs. Our global solutions optimize your assets, reduce water usage, and enhance site profitability – positively impacting sustainability goals your bottom line.

Overview

SUEZ supports your facility at every step of the data center lifecycle, from development through operational support

As data center technology is rapidly evolving, speed to market, maintaining five 9s availability, and reducing environmental impact are critical components of a successful operation. With our unique combination of chemical water treatment and equipment solutions, we are well-positioned to support your data center facility from site selection through operations.

We partner closely with each of our customers to ensure they meet their business compliance, quality, environmental, and customer service needs.

data center schematic

 

Key Applications

Data center key applications

Solutions for data center related issues

Direct to chip liquid cooling

Ensuring the cleanliness and reliability of microchannel-sized cooling in servers, microchips, and data center cooling applications is critical.

  • CorrShield* 5500 series – Designed specifically to maximize system performance and up-time for higher density critical cooling racks.
Cooling water treatment

For decades, SUEZ has led the industry in cooling water treatment, creating innovative solutions and patented technology to protect critical assets and maximize heat transfer efficiency.

  • Alkaline enhanced chemistry (AEC) – Halogen stable scale inhibitor allowing systems to operate in alkaline conditions while utilizing oxidizing biocides.
  • Stress tolerant polymer (STP) – Patented dispersant technology boasting unmatched performance in minimizing phosphate, iron and solids deposition.
  • Engineered copper passivation (ECP) – Enhanced capabilities of HRA yellow metal passivation technology with an improved environmental footprint.
  • Engineered carboxylate oxide (E.C.O.) Film – Cutting edge technology utilizing surface science to engineer a non-phosphate cooling water treatment program.
  • Pre-cleaning & passivation – Designed to be used online and offline, and restores cooling operating efficiencies to peak performance levels, without the need for strong, inorganic aid cleaning agents.
Influent treatment

SUEZ has the right mix of solutions needed to cost-effectively and reliably treat each water source with technologies such as media and cartridge filtration, ultrafiltration (UF), Ion exchange (IX), electrodialysis reversal (EDR), reverse osmosis (RO), UV and other speciality technologies to treat unusual contaminants.

These technologies remove:

  • Hardness
  • Silica
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Biofouling
  • Unusual contaminants like arsenic, iron, radionuclide, etc.

SUEZ can treat any water source to the quality you need such as:

  • Potable water
  • Reclaimed water/grey water
  • Surface water
  • Ground water
Chemical feed, control & automation support services

For the automation and control of chemical programs, SUEZ offers various services from project definition, commissioning, pant handoff, and ongoing support.

  • Concept design – Preparation of system concept diagrams, cost estimates, and functional descriptions.
  • Custom skid-mounted systems – Pre-piped, pre-wired, shop-tested skids and control panels that meet and simplify installation requirements to minimize cost.
  • Engineering drawings – All systems include a full set of drawings that can be revised and finalized before construction to meet customer needs.
  • Control software support – Our senior software application engineers have specialized domain expertise to develop the proper control strategy for your applications.
Global technology & analytical capabilities

SUEZ has state-of-the-art analytical service laboratories located around that offer comprehensive industrial analytical services to fit your needs.

  • Program performance testing & monitoring
    • Advanced analytical services
    • Specific customer application studies
    • Deposits analysis (including microbiology)
    • Metallurgical & failure analysis
    • Membrane autopsies & cleaning studies
    • Remote monitoring
  • Treatment program selection
    • Advanced analytical services; including metallurgical & failure analysis; deposit analysis
    • Evaporative pilot cooling tower simulation & research boilers
    • Corrosion inhibition under stressed conditions
    • Sensor development & remote monitoring
  • Technology development & innovation
    • New product & formulation development
    • Customer-specific application studies
    • New chemical scale-up & manufacture
    • Specialized coating studies
  • Advanced treatment
    • Engineering analytics & predictive control
    • Wastewater treatment & reuse
    • Scale control under stressed conditions
Temporary mobile/short-term water services

SUEZ offers complete services solutions by taking any source water, delivering the quality needed, treated with great technology to meet your CTQs.SUEZ has the service solution to meet your needs. With 1200+ Mobile Assets, 1500+ Field/Fulfillment professionals globally in Services SUEZ provides global coverage with local connections.

Our service solutions can help with:

  • Commissioning
    • Heat exchange flushing
    • Side stream filtration during flushing
    • Treatment for cleaning/passivation or closed loop systems
    • Discharge compliance
  • Operations
    • Seasonal water treatment equipment
    • Commissioning and lay-up of equipment
    • Outsourcing of operations

SUEZ Service Solutions include:

  • Temporary Mobile Water & Wastewater – These contracts help you to maintain your water or wastewater system operations during a data center expansion, maintenance or commissioning. Customers rely on SUEZ experts to bridge their water treatment needs for specific short-term events.
  • Emergency Response – SUEZ emergency response offers 24/7 deployment of assets and expert resources to get you running again quickly when an unplanned water event occurs.
  • Asset Care Services – SUEZ’s asset care services provide flexible water and wastewater services packages to care for your assets throughout their lifetime. Our agreements can be adjusted to meet your specific needs and provide you access to expertise, improved productivity, troubleshooting and detecting problems, guaranteed performance, retrofits and upgrades and customer operator training.

 

Products & Services

Products and services for data center operations

Case Studies

FAQs

Data center frequently asked questions 

Why is data center cooling important?

If a data center is consuming too much energy or not using energy efficiently, it risks overheating and shutting down completely. A recent study estimates that the cost of an unplanned outage is roughly $9,000 per minute1, which is why data center cooling is important. Even if your operation is maintaining five 9s of availability, this is a high cost to incur. SUEZ offers several data center cooling technologies to help you avoid any costly downtime associated with cooling and chiller system outages.

1In computers, 99.999 (called five 9s) refers to the desired percentage of availability of a given computer.

Why is improving power usage effectiveness (PUE) essential?

With up to 40% of your data center’s energy used for cooling, and maintaining and improving efficiency in these systems can have a dramatic effect of decreasing your PUE. SUEZ can help you maintain maximum reliability with unique technologies.

AccordiWhy is improving water usage effectiveness (WUE) essential?

The industry has an urgent need to consume less water while maintaining more efficient operations. This means potentially using alternative water or reclaimed water (Title 22). As the industry searches for solutions to its water-related challenges, SUEZ utilizes combined expertise in the water treatment system, water chemistry, and plant operations to help you successfully operate your systems with minimal water use while maintaining maximum efficiency when using challenging water sources.