What is RO Antiscalant?
Posted by Pure Aqua, Inc. on Oct 23rd 2019
Antiscalant chemicals are used to prevent the scaling & fouling of the RO membranes. Scale may consist of mineral fouling such as calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, barium sulfate, silica, calcium fluoride, and strontium sulfate. The Antiscalant dosing should be done before reaching the RO membranes to break up sulfate precipitates, calcium carbonate, and other mineral fouling.
Antiscalant is the preferred pretreatment method for water systems due to its unmatched effectiveness in reducing membrane fouling. Antiscalant chemical is used to process very poor quality feed water at very high rates of recovery. When used properly, Antiscalant extends the time between membrane cleanings from a few weeks to years in some cases. Without Antiscalant, ro membrane systems would not be as successful serving the water treatment industry.
Why Use Antiscalant in RO Plant
Pure Aqua's extensive range of advanced technology antiscalant water systems have been developed to manage the problems associated with hard water, specifically hardness salts and the formation of scale across a wide range of commercial, industrial and process environments.
Successful membrane cleaning relies on both the effectiveness of the cleaning compounds and the design and operation of the cleaning equipment. Pure Aqua can offer suggestions on cleaning system design and cleaning procedures to ensure the most effective results.
Here are the main benefits of utilizing antiscalant in your RO plant:
- Minerals that cause scaling can be effectively controlled.
- Suitable with the most popular membranes on the market
- Extinguish particle foulants to keep membrane areas clean.
- Significantly higher recovery rates can be achieved with RO systems, resulting in reduced operational costs.