Product Application

During the operation of a membrane separation system, organic materials as well as suspended solids in the incoming water can accumulate on the membrane surface. The presence of organic materials also provides an environment conducive to microbiological activity, which can result in microbiological fouling. Fouling from these species impedes the flow of water through the membrane. This can result in unacceptably low production, high operating pressure, or an excessive pressure drop in the system, which may lead to irreversible membrane damage. Additionally, accumulation of these foulants on the membrane surface can increase the amount of dissolved material passing through the membrane, resulting in product water of unacceptable quality. Before these foulants can accumulate to a level where product water declines or membrane damage can occur, they should be removed by a clean-in-place (CIP) off-line cleaning. Indications of the need for cleaning include a significant decrease in normalized permeate flow, a significant increase in pressure drop across the system (or individual stage), or an increase in the normalized salt passage, such that product quality is unacceptable. Rx Marine International representative can assist you with monitoring your system and determining when cleaning is advised.

ORG MC 511 (Membrane Cleaner) contains a blend of solubilizing and complexing agents designed to specifically remove organic and particulate foulants from the surfaces of the membrane. Used in tandem with an acidic cleaner for scale removal, regular cleanings with ORG MC 511 (Membrane Cleaner) can help to preserve the life of your membranes.

Depending on the nature of the fouling, a soak period may be necessary for optimum results. Consult Rx Marine International representative for details.

ORG MC 511 (Membrane Cleaner) is not a biocide. If sterilization of the membrane and equipment surfaces is desired, contact Rx Marine International representative.

Feed Requirements

Feed System - This product should be used in conjunction with the membrane cleaning equipment supplied by the manufacturer of the membrane system. If such a system is not present, contact Rx Marine International  representative for information on fabricating or obtaining a cleaning system.