A sustainable antiscalant for RO processes
Gerald van Engelen, general manager, and Robert Nolles, marketing and sales manager, Cosun Biobased Products
One of the common complaints leveled at the desalination industry by environmentalists is discharges of brine from plants contain additional amounts of chemicals required to reduce scaling and biofouling.
Carboxymethyl inulin (CMI) is an environmentally friendly antiscalant which has proven to be cost-effective in RO processes and therefore could have a positive contribution to addressing this concern.
This article first appeared in the February/March 2011 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.
Posted on 26 April 2011
Source: Desalination & Water Reuse
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