Google’s Data Center Water Treatment Plant
April 9th, 2009 By: Rich Miller
Earlier today we noted the industry’s efforts to reduce the use of water by large cloud computing data centers. Google says two of its newer data centers are now “water self-sufficient, including the company’s new data center in Belgium, which is located next to an industrial canal. Google has built a 20,000 square foot water treatment plant to prepare the canal water for use in its nearby data center. Here’s a video with more information about the water treatment plant, which was first presented at the Google Efficient Data Centers Summit last week in Mountain View. This video runs about 3 minutes.
Don’t miss out other coverage of Google’s Data Center Efficiency Summit:
- Inside A Google Data Center
- Google Unveils its Data Center Container
- Google’s Custom Web Server, Revealed
- Efficient UPS Aids Google’s Extreme PUE
All this for cooling water? This water is cleaner than what most of humanity drinks.
[...] chillers altogether in its data center near Saint-Ghislain, Belgium. Bonus feature is an on-site water purification facility that allows it to use water from a nearby industrial canal rather than a municipal water utility. [...]
[...] stato progettato appositamente per funzionare senza un sistema di condizionamento energivoro. L’acqua usata per il raffreddamento viene prelevata da un canale industriale e purificata in loco, senza intaccare le riserve [...]
[...] to think about space for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Google takes this stuff quite seriously and has placed its datacentres on sites that use natural resources to power some of the elements. [...]