fouling is defined as the build-up of any biological substance in a system.
Treating microbiological fouling requires consistency because the environment
inside a cooling tower is typically a breeding ground for biological growths
such as algae, bacteria, and fungi. Slime created by these organisms serves as
a surface for scale formation, which can lead to increased corrosion,
restricted water flow, and reduced system efficiency.
clear water may be contaminated with bacteria.
Regular testing can help prevent general (aerobic) bacterial and
legionella bacterial outbreaks.