Biofouling plagues many plants in the chemical process industries. Ongoing research is focusing on ways to control a range of bioorganisms, ranging from fungi to zebra mussels, that can cause these problems. Chlorine Pulsing, Electronic Rods [Zeta Rods], filters, anti-microbial coatings and corn-based polymers are discussed. Click here to link to the AIChE CEP Magazine article.
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Improving RO Performance with Zeta Rod Systems
After three months, the membrane was removed and the vessel was seen to be completely clean. The membrane body, like the vessel surface,was completely free of bio-film.The removal of biofilm from the membrane was evidenced by a 4.98% increase in the rate of permeate recovery, from 77.26% to 81.11%.