Case Study: Purdue University

Case Study: Purdue University

Purdue University


Purdue University was founded in 1869 and today has about 39,000 students and more than 3,000 academic staff members. They offer more than 200 majors for undergraduates and over 70 masters and doctoral programs with professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and 900 student organizations.


Due to the hard water in West Lafayette, the cooling tower for the campus’s own power plant was constantly clogging up with heavy limescale and causing issues. The university was looking at ways to conserve energy and water and has given ScaleBlaster a try.


A large SB-3600 industrial ScaleBlaster unit was installed on the chilled water loop going to the cooling tower.


August 26, 2013


There have been no scaling issues at all since the date of the installation. A complete study has been ongoing and will be released soon with full details on the full results including water savings and more. Additional units will be added at that time upon the final review.