In any membrane filtration system, scaling is inevitable. There are many forms of scale, some of the most common being calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, barium sulfate and strontium sulfate. Left unmanaged, crystal scale will accumulate and become a mass of crystals on the surface of the membrane, causing blockage. This is harmful to reverse osmosis (RO) systems because it increases operating pressure. High pressure can put stress on the system and reduce product output and efficiency levels. A severely scaled membrane easily can reduce its gallon output by more than half.
Axeon antiscalants are beneficial for any RO system, as this pretreatment chemical can reduce the amount of calcium carbonate buildup that normally collects on the surface of the membrane material. They inhibit the scale buildup within the membrane by bonding with contaminants and preventing crystallization on the membrane surface.
These membrane antiscalants are ideal when used in conjunction with Axeon membrane systems. These systems have been designed to the highest industry standards and are available in capacities ranging from 1 to 347 gal per minute.