During a collaborative field study with Koch Membrane Systems (San Diego, CA), Next fog STOP was fed at 3 ppm to the influent of a Koch cellulose acetate membrane system.
Analysis of the feed pressure data (see figure below), which were indicative to assess the extent of biofilm formation, led to the conclusion that the application of next fog STOP FGX3 removes and prevents the formation of biofilm.
Biofilm Removal – Phase 1
The scheduled cleaning cycle following 50 days of operation could be delayed by more than 20 days. The efficacy of the cleaning procedure improved substantially as stated by the operator.
Biofilm Prevention – Phase 2
The addition of 3 ppm Next fog STOP with an intermitted dose increase to 9 ppm for 6 h, not only prevented biofilm formation following the cleaning, it further improved the process operation over the next 50 days
Koch Membrane ROGA 8231 HR Magnum-18 months old ®
Next fog STOP treatment of a RO membrane system offers the following benefits:
- Increase of the operational throughput of the installed membrane systems by reducing or eliminating the number of chemical cleaning cycles.
- Extension of the membrane lifetime by reducing or eliminating the number of chemical cleaning cycles.
- Decreased operating costs due to a reduction of pressure needed to achieve the desired throughput and increased flux.