scaling control Articles

  • Tetrapak, Alfa Laval, Westfalia, Cream separators and Sialex®Ring - Case Study

    Tipperary Co-operative, use Sialex®Ring to help control "Scaling" on Plate Heat and Shell and Tube heat exchangers on their " hot water circuits". A further area suitable to benefit from Sialex® is in the Cream separators. These devices are prone to "Scale" build up on flushing jets. Cleaning requires did-assembly and cleaning. This can occur several times during a year. Platetek ...


    By Phoenix Ring Manufaktur UG

  • Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Filtration Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

    Reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) are membrane filtration technologies that are designed to remove solute ions and molecules from a pretreated liquid stream. Well-designed RO/NF units are compact and demand relatively little maintenance, making them an attractive alternative to conventional treatment trains. Even despite the merits of today’s efficient RO/NF technologies, it pays ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Repeatability is King: Up to Tenfold Improvement

    Axetris has improved the repeatability specifications of its mass flow meters and controllers. Repeatability often more important than absolute accuracy Repeatability provides information about the precision, that is, the absolute difference between a pair of repeated test results measured by one instrument under unchanged conditions. To measure precision, the same ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Why is Energy-from-Waste slow to catch on in the U.S.?

    Nithin Coca reports in TriplePundit that Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is growing fast in Europe and parts of Asia. But it’s relatively stagnant here in the United States. In fact, the percentage of waste we burn for energy is actually slightly down in the past five years. What’s holding the U.S. back from this potentially sustainable solution? This stagnation is even more ...

  • Controlling Scale Deposition and Industrial Fouling

    It costs US industry billions of dollars a year to control and remove the limescale that builds up in industrial equipment such a heat exchangers, evaporative coolers, boilers, chillers and other water fed equipment. Oil wells, for example, face significant scaling problems from the highly mineralized water that are extracted with the oil. Limescale not only increases downtime, maintenance ...

  • Calcium Sulfate Scale Control with ML2580

    Background Mining company operates an ore roasting operation for gold recovery in the western US. SO2 is generated in the process and quenched with water creating a super saturated stream of SO4 . Calcium sulfate (gypsum) scale forms in the process plumbing and reduces critical flow rates. After months of reduced production, the decision was made to shut down and hydro-blast the system. The ...


    By ChemTreat, Inc.

  • Controlling scale deposits in the pulp & paper industry

    The pulp and paper industry is one of the heaviest users of water within the North American industrial economy, requiring on average 54 cubic meters of water per metric ton of finished product.  As water is used in nearly every part of the manufacturing process, accumulation of scale is a phenomenon that can occur in all pulp and paper making processes. This occurs even with the purest water ...

  • Controlling scale in water systems helps prevent legionella

    The Legionella bacterium, Legionella Pneumophila (LP), the fundamental agent of Legionnaire’s Disease, is a water-based organism, which causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form. Legionnaires' Disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness ...

  • Large-scale application

    Type      HOFGAS®- Ready 2500 (2x) Commissioning      2002 Client      Cleanaway (Pitsea, GB) Situation The 2.8km2 big Pitsea landfill is located 50km east of London. It takes 2 to 3 years until the process of a landfill releases constantly gas. To compensate the initial unsteadiness, the 2 compact units ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Scale removal - Case Study

    Water Cooling Towers Operate at Better Efficiency and Lower Maintenance Costs with KDF Water Filter Media "As Seen in Water Quality Products" At TowerKlean™ LLC... KDF Water Filter Media Help with Scale, Algae, Chlorine and Heavy Metal Removal from Water Scale... it's a vicious never-ending problem that can kill the overall efficiency of water-cooling systems or ...


    By KDF Fluid Treatment, Inc.

  • Coordinating multiple model predictive controllers for the management of large-scale water systems

    The optimal management of multi-purpose water reservoir networks is a challenging control problem, because of the simultaneous presence of multiple objectives, the uncertainties associated with the inflow processes and the several interactions between the subsystems. For such systems, model predictive control (MPC) is an attractive control strategy that can be implemented in both centralized and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landscape and weather controls on fine-scale calcareous fen hydrodynamics

    Calcareous fens are species-rich peatlands thought to form at discrete alkaline groundwater discharge points. Here the spatial and temporal variability in the peat pore-water hydrodynamics at a fine (plot) scale of three calcareous fens in southern Ontario was investigated over three growing seasons to evaluate the sensitivity of these wetlands to weather fluctuation and landscape position. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Full-scale control of Mycolata foam by FEX-120 addition

    Foaming incidents in activated sludge treatment plants are a worldwide problem and occur on a regular basis in both municipal and industrial activated sludge treatment plants. Foaming is most often caused by excessive growth of filamentous bacteria, especially the gram-positive ones affiliated within the Actinobacteria, e.g. the branched Mycolata or CandidatusMicrothrix ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control of Microthrix parvicella and sludge bulking by ozone in a full-scale WWTP

    Bulking and rising sludge are common problems in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and are primarily caused by increased growth of filamentous bacteria such as Microthrix parvicella. It has a negative impact on sludge settling properties in activated sludge (AS) process, in addition to being responsible for foam formation. Different methods can be used to control sludge bulking. The aim of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Struvite Control and Phosphorus Removal Process for Centrate: Full-Scale Testing

    ABSTRACTThe North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) in Manitoba, Canada serves a population of approximately 380,000. The dry weather flow to the NEWPCC is approximately 175 ML/d (46 MGD). The plant uses anaerobic digestion and centrifuge dewatering in its solids treatment train. The centrate stream comprises approximately 20 percent of the plant’s phosphorus load. The plant suffers ...

  • Real time control for reduced aeration and chemical consumption: a full scale study

    The use of the activated sludge process (ASP) for the nitrification/denitrification of wastewaters is commonplace throughout the UK and many other parts of the industrial world. Associated with this process are significant costs arising from aeration requirements and for selected sites, the need to provide an external carbon source. These costs can constitute up to of 50% of the total running ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control of trichloroethylene plume migration using a biobarrier system: a field-scale study

    The objective of this field-scale study was to evaluate the effectiveness of controlling trichloroethylene (TCE) plume migration using the polycolloid substrate (PS) biobarrier. The developed PS (containing soybean oil, lactate and surfactants) could release substrate to enhance the TCE dechlorination. In this study, a biobarrier comprising PS injection wells was installed. Injection wells were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A solution for scale removal case study

    The Brookfields Restaurant chain consists of three large eateries located in and around Sacramento, Calif. Like many others, Brookfields Restaurants were equipped with water softeners to control lime scale on their hot water equipment, which consists of hot water heaters, dishwashers, steamers, coffeemakers and espresso machines. Even with the softeners, Brookfields Restaurants managers reported ...


    By HydroFLOW USA

  • Preventing scale in recreational vehicles and motorhomes

    Over 80% of North America is affected by hard water, which is a major problem for the owners of RVs and Motorhomes.  Consequently, whatever State you are visiting in your RV, or if you have a motorhome permanently located in a hard water area, limescale will clog pipes, ruin appliances, destroy faucets and cloud glassware. The award-winning, patented, Scalewatcher water-conditioner, from ...

  • Scalewatcher Removes Scale from Baptistery

    The Church of Christ in Shiner, Texas is no longer experiencing scale build up on its baptistery immersion tank following the installation of the computerized, electronic, water-conditioner Scalewatcher from Scalewatcher North America. The Scalewatcher system has also improved the clarity of the water, enhanced the operation of the heater and drastically reduced the amount of chlorine required. ...

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