A remote hydrometallurgical project requiring large volumes of water sought assistance with a biofouling problem. Several reverse osmosis (RO) trains were working around the clock purifying feed water for the plant, in addition to servicing the drinking water needs of a town of almost 1,000 people.

The challenge was to find a single effective NSF certified biocide that counteracted the bacteria and penetrated the biofilm without causing any damage to the RO membranes.

This case study focuses on a comparison between the performance data for the plant’s treated and untreated RO trains. The results are undeniable and unequivocally demonstrate the efficiency of HydroChem’s bespoke biocide treatment programs.


Download the full case study here – HydroChem’s rising star KO’s biofilm

Reverse Osmosis Train