Solenis scale inhibitors comprise a family of proprietary liquid products that effectively control the formation of inorganic hard scales such as calcium carbonate, calcium oxalate, calcium sulfate and magnesium phosphate. When used within a fuel ethanol plant, the scale inhibitors significantly reduce the potential for scale formation within evaporators, heat exchangers and associated piping, pumps and tanks. The continuous use of these products reduces the rate of scale formation and modifies the structure of the scale so that it is more easily removed, resulting in less frequent and shorter downtime for system cleaning and maintenance.
How They Work
Solenis scale inhibitors use multiple mechanisms to control scale, including dispersion, sequestration, threshold inhibition and crystal modification. To prevent initial scale formation, the scale inhibitors nucleate small, scale-forming crystals in the bulk solution so that the crystals do not attach to and form scale on equipment surfaces. To slow and minimize scale formation, the scale inhibitors modify the surfaces of existing crystals so that new layers of scale do not form. For any scale that does form, the scale inhibitors disrupt the structure of the scale, making it softer and easier to remove.
Features and Benefits
Solenis scale inhibitors contain no APEs or VOCs. When applied as intended, the scale inhibitors are FDA-approved for food contact use. Commercial applications confirm that the scale inhibitors provide a number of value-added benefits, including:
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