Look at the heating element of a washing machine or dishwasher in a hard water area and you will see a white encrustation containing hardness salts. This commonly is referred to as limescale and is an example of domestic fouling.
Industrial fouling poses a far greater problem than anything in the domestic sector. Huge volumes of fouled fluids are handled, and the systems that contain the fluids can become fouled as well. The quality of water streams used by industry varies widely and gives rise to numerous fouling problems.
Controlling Scale Deposition
A new technology has emerged that can solve scale problems without the need of salts, chemicals or maintenance.
Electronic water conditioning cleans up scale and softens water for various applications cleans up scale and softens water for various applications
When it comes to keeping their big rigs clean and sparkling, most truck drivers are as particular about a good wash as any car owner might be—maybe even more particular considering the dollars some have wrapped up in their 18-wheelers. Owners of large vehicle fleets such as buses and delivery trucks seem to appreciate the value a clean machine has in properly projecting their corporate image. During winter months in many northern states, just cleaning off road salt and sand is imperative to vehicle maintenance.
Big Rigs Come Clean Using Treated Water
As the public becomes more health conscious and educated about water contamination, demand for bottled water continues to increase. In order to provide purified water, it is important to understand the reverse osmosis (RO) water purification process.
Pretreatment is the first step in a reverse osmosis system for high quality water.
Mineral scale deposition cannot only put plant and product integrity at risk but also compromise the health and safety of personnel. Luckily, there are a number of ways to control fouling and restore operational efficiency.
Just the Facts
Company: Kendall Jackson Winery
Location: Soledad, California
Problem: Re-occuring scale with a plate-to-plate low pressure steam/water heat exchanger
Solution: Di-Polar water conditioning
Equipment: AQA Total 65 gpm Model 14000 DI-Polar water conditioners
Results: Clean plates with no signs of calcification build-up, and a holding of steam to hot water exchange efficincy.
Recently, two AQA total 65 gpm Model 14000 DI-Polar water conditioners were installed at the Kendall Jackson winery in Soledad, Calif.
Being knowledgable about various technologies as well as honest and thorough when assessing and/or installing systems will benefit you in the long runAs participants in any industry or organization, regardless of our level or position, the responsibilities we meet or fail to meet are the true barometers of our success. I often wonder if the water treatment industry recognizes the capacity it has to impact people in such an important task as the provision of safe, clean and appealing water. And talk about an impact, what if we do our jobs incorrectly?