Scale Buster - Ion Enterprises Ltd

Founded in 1990 in England, ION Enterprises manufacturers a range of environmental water treatment devices under the trademark ION ScaleBuster® and ISB®. The company has sales offices in Europe, North, Central and South America, Southern Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Since inception, ION ScaleBuster products have been installed, with excellent results, in more than 300,000 applications for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential projects around the world.

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4 Cedar Park, Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate , Wimborne , Dorset BH21 7SF United Kingdom

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Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
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Globally (various continents)
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ION Enterprises Limited has been trading since 1990. The company manufacture a range of environmental water treatment devices under the trademarks of ScaleBuster and ISB. Over the past years our technology has been installed by many well-known global companies with excellent results. Our products have been applied into more than 300,000 applications to date.

Environmental issues are adding extra costs in many process industries, profits are down and images are affected. This situation is forcing industry to change its habits. Sustainable technologies, such as ScaleBuster, are seeing increased investment from Global, European and North American Companies as business culture adapts. The technology developed in the United Kingdom has had more than US$8.5m (£6m) invested for its launch into North American cooling system applications marketed under the brand EnviroTower TM.

We seek global business partners, OEM supply, Distributors, Licensees and marketing organisations to penetrate various worldwide markets with our patented ScaleBuster technology.

About the technology

The patented ScaleBuster technology can completely replace traditional chemical treatment of certain cooling systems; providing control of scale and corrosion in various water process systems to create an exceptionally clean system. This dramatically reduces energy and water consumption, while reducing or, in certain cases, eliminating toxic water discharge to the environment.

How does it work?

Once the ISB is installed into the system the calcium and magnesium are precipitated into suspension. These particles remain within the flow of the water. When these particles reach the hot parts of the system the tendency to adhere to the hot surfaces is dramatically reduced. Therefore the ScaleBuster protects the equipment from potential limestone damage. The ISB is conceived to make the particles formed non-adherent. After installation of the ISB, limestone is mainly present in the form of aragonite, which is a non-adherent crystalline structure contrary to the untreated calcite that can cause deterioration and damage in unprotected systems.

The basic and primary function of the ScaleBuster as a physical water conditioner is to inhibit and reduce scale and corrosion in general pipe-work, heating and plumbing equipment, appliances and processing equipment. The patented, electrostatic device operates without electrical power and has no moving components. The electrostatic device uses the dielectric characteristics of the special plastics and metallic materials of its construction combined with the hydraulic conditions present during operation to force the precipitation of solid crystals in the water. This reduces the likelihood of scale and corrosion from forming and conditions the water to absorb scale already attached to internal equipment surfaces.

The range of applications to which ScaleBuster can be used is extensive. Experience since 1994 with this technology shows that the fundamental requirements vary depending on water systems, system layout and equipment to be protected. The requirements will also vary depending on whether the product is for new construction or refurbishment of an existing system. newterra has established a family of products to cover the range of installations from individual appliance protection and building usage through to large heavy industrial process applications.

Customer Benefits

  • Reduced Operating Costs
  • Reduction in maintenance
  • Reduction in energy use
  • Improvement of health and safety
  • Increased equipment lifespan
  • Reduction in downtime
  • Reduction of chemical handling

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