Friday, 16. March 2012

Google Flushes Heat From Data Center With Toilet Water

Google is using toilet water to cool its data center in western Georgia.

In 2007, when Google first opened its massive computing center in Douglas County, Georgia, it cooled the facility’s equipment using the same water that’s pumped into the pipes of local homes. But at some point, the search giant realized that the water used by its evaporative cooling system needn’t be clean enough to drink.

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