Ion ScaleBuster Water Conditioning - Pre Membrane Pretreatment 2 - Case Study
Solutions Limpides (Granby QC) has been experimenting with ScaleBuster® conditioners as part of membranes (RO - Reverse Osmosis, UF – Ultra Filtration and now also NF – Nano Filtration) pre-treatment since 2014 for hard and veryhard water.
WATER SYSTEM CHALLENGES
In rural Quebec, most residential water supply comes from wells. When Hardness exceeds 5 gpg (85 ppm) with high Fe levels as high as 0.5-4.0 ppm (standard is less than 0.3 ppm) and Mn levels up to 3.5 ppm (esthetic standard less than 0.05 ppm). Iron and manganese (Fe/Mn) are common contaminants in groundwater supplies, Iron is the more frequent of these two, but they often occur together. High levels of these contaminants can result in discolored water, stained plumbing fixtures, and an unpleasant metallic taste to the water.