Scale caused by hardness salts in water is an expensive problem throughout the industrialised world. The traditional methods of dealing with scaling problems are either water softeners or chemicals.. both damage the environment.
UK Based Fluid Dynamics has developed a new non chemical way of preventing scaling .. even removing scaling that has already formed in systems. The product called Colloid –A-Tron is made of a special metallic alloy and is installed in the pipework system it is non sacrificial and needs no electricity or maintenance. It affects calcium in such a way that the calcium does not form a hard scale. Mitusi speciality chemicals installed a Colloid –A-Tron on the inlet to an R.O. Membrane system. The effect of the Colloid-A-Tron in preventing scaling meant that the high pressure pump did not need to pump so hard to drive water through the system and also because the membranes did not block with hard scale so more purified water was delivered. The end result was 9% less electricity usage and 10% more pure water. Thai Honda pipework was descaled by a Colloid-A-Tron installation and a 7% electricity saving was reported.
Other equipment to benefit from the catalytic treatment ranges from heat exchangers to cooling towers. For the environmentally conscious company non chemical treatment must be the preferred choice. Fluid Dynamics has distributors in many parts of the world.