SINGAPORE (November 28, 2023) – Next generation water technology company Hydroleap teams up with IX Technology, a leading Singapore-based provider of data center mechanical and electrical (M&E) infrastructure solutions, in a move aimed at sustainably managing the water requirements of large companies using high levels of data in their day-to-day activities.
This collaboration aims to transform the management of water in cooling towers, allowing businesses in the industry to reduce water consumption, lower the use of chemicals and bring down the overall carbon footprint while improving regulatory compliance.
According to a 2022 global market comparison report, Singapore was listed as the second more popular market for data centre facilities. The country’s industrial sector uses as much as 55% of the nation’s water resources, which is expected to rise to 70% by the year 2060!
Hydroleap’s patented Electro-Oxidation technology (HL-EO) will be promoted by IXT; a technology that is currently being utilised by large blue-chip data centres and semiconductor companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. The data centre industry plays a huge role today in supporting the world’s digital infrastructure, but consumes and discharges large amounts of water in maintaining its systems, prompting authorities to adopt eco-friendly practices that will comply with ESG requirements.
Founder and CEO of Hydroleap Dr. Mohammad (Moh) Sherafatmand, speaking on the collaboration said: “Efficient cooling methods with lowered water consumption can play an important role in sustainability. We are thrilled to join forces with IXT to support more data centre companies through our sustainable electrochemical solutions. By combining our teams, we aim to empower data centre businesses to be more sustainable in their water consumption.”
“This partnership marks a significant milestone in our journey towards building more sustainable data centre facilities. Together with Hydroleap, we aim to set a new standard for water treatment and carbon reduction for data centres.” said Steven Lee, founder and managing director of IXT.
Hydroleap is revolutionising how industrial wastewater is treated, in several industries such as data centres, F&B and palm oil production, by automating solutions that are robust, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. The electrochemically operated techniques, developed and managed by Hydroleap’s specialised team of R&D experts, are capable of reducing as much as 95% of the pollutants that are generally found in industrial wastewater while reducing water discharges by 70% in the cooling towers.
Understandably, data centres consume significant amounts of computing energy, which require an equally high amount of water resources to fuel power-hungry servers, yet at the same time, demand for data centre services continues to rise. For example, OpenAI’s ChatGPT consumes 500 ml of water for every 5 to 50 prompts it answers according to a researcher at the University of California. As generative AI adoption gains traction, this usage of water is expected to rise further. In this backdrop, the partnership between Hydroleap and IXT promotes a more sustainable future for data centre operations.