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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why does water used for cooling need to be treated
    Only a genuine moron would mix metals and cause corrosion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the data gets into it
      very dirty stuff

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Too many boiled fish, ducks, alligators, salamanders, frogs, etc is a bad to have floating around.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why can't they just recycle the water on site?
    This is so stupid, it's not like the water is ruined after one cycle through the data center, parks and cities do this shit to save money with "reclaimed water" signs everywhere telling you not to drink the sprinkler water.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The water needs to be cooled and re-oxygenated before it is returned to the environment from whence it came.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Where the frick is the water losing oxygen from if it's being used as coolant?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Warm water holds less air than cooler water. (As the water is heated it loses its capacity to hold air in solution)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it's called angel's share

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Water fouuntains and water falls are the most common methods to achieve cooling and aeration. Both require pumps, usually electric.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They don't want to spend money with any water treatment, and they can't use the same water without treating it because of the chemicals added to it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The tech bros are too busy counting all their israelitegold to care about the environment or sustainability. They'd rather just dump the used coolant water full of heavy metals and shit and let the plebs deal with the toxic mess. Typical soulless, greed-driven corporate scum behavior. I bet they get off on destroying the planet.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The greedy people are always destroying the entire world for us and even for them. I don't think they'll be able to find another planet for them in time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They don't want to spend money with any water treatment, and they can't use the same water without treating it because of the chemicals added to it.

      Because if you treat the water yourself and reuse it, then the leftist news propaganda will claim they created "waste treated water" as FUD.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Intel recycles almost 100% of the water used in their fabs near where I live. This is an already solved issue.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Prove it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/joannaallhands/2022/03/04/arizona-semiconductor-intel-tsmc-water-use/6915685001/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/joannaallhands/2022/03/04/arizona-semiconductor-intel-tsmc-water-use/6915685001/

      It's interesting to me that these water intensive companies locate themselves in water poor regions. Recycling 100 percent of the water they use still requires "new" water being added (evaporative loss, 'other' loss) as indicated in the article. Arizona probably has some powerful incentives for these companies compared to the obvious states and provinces surrounding the Great Lakes and similar regions (Ozarks, any Mississippi river state, Ohio river valley etc). It's all so dumb.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        On second thought it's not interesting at all. Cheap land and tax incentives to satisfy short term stock yields are the root of many ills.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is FUD. What is the source of this screenshot?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Air, not specifically oxygen. Aeration of the previously heated water. If you see a manmade pond with a wide fan of water spraying into the air, it is probably a cooling and aeration pond.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2 drawbacks of open aeration is a significant amount of water is lost to evaporation and the pumps needed (more "fresh" water has to introduced into the cooling system to make up the loss).

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fun fact, most of the water fountains decorating the hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are part of the cooling system of those hotels.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Use the wastewater for warm tap water
    Here I've fixed your issue

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's not a new problem.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I read picrel and my thought is that while this is not at all a new problem it is new to data centers. There is a long history of using water to cool for different processes for different industries. The tech industry needs to tap into all the information gained by other industries and solve their tiny cooling problem.
    Don't reinvent the wheel for frick sake.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if the states and provinces surrounding the Great Lakes actively court data center locations in their regions. The climate and available water are perfect for it. There is also a hundred years (more?) of experience using and treating industrial use water.

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