Real-time measurement provides prompt feedback for controls. A real-time sensor can help to optimize your process, reduce risk, and minimize operational and maintenance demand. Saltworks has developed a new real-time sensor—that is simple and robust—to operate in the high-TDS range.
Real-Time Ion Sensor/Analyzer for Ca2+, Ba2+, SO42- and SiO2
An automated, real-time sensor/analyzer for saline waters that measures calcium (Ca2+), barium (Ba2+), sulfate (SO42-) ions and silica (SiO2), ScaleSense was specifically developed to work with the toughest waters, after conventional real-time sensors failed to meet our needs.
Real-time sensors provide direct measurement of ion concentrations on a continuous basis. However, most struggle with the presence of total dissolved solids (TDS) >50,000 mg/L. ScaleSense overcomes this limit and is not impacted by TDS.
Measuring scaling ions real-time enables process optimization. Use less water, make more water, generate less brine. See our spec sheet for more information.
Managing Scale Risk
Introducing Saltworks’ ScaleSense
Real-time scaling ion measurement and control can help you optimize your process: save money & reduce your water footprint, see the examples below.
ScaleSense is robust and configurable for Ca2+, Ba2+ or SO42- ions, or SiO2. It functions accurately and precisely, even at extremely high-TDS.
We can help you to integrate ScaleSense in your process: process assessment, drawing updates, PLC programming, training, and support.
Manage cooling tower scale risk with a virtual anti-scalant, & use less water
ScaleSense can measure scaling ion concentrations real-time, allowing cooling tower optimization: less freshwater consumption, less blowdown.
Real-time scaling ion measurement for dynamic recovery control of reverse osmosis systems
ScaleSense can provide dynamic recovery control, to get the best out of RO and softening processes without introducing scale risk.
Targeted ion compliance measurement & removal optimization, e.g. mine discharge
Continuous compliance monitoring ensures that limits are met. Treat to the right level; minimize treatment load, optimize blending.
ScaleSense Related Resources
Saltworks has shipped a novel Flex EDR system to the southern United States that will clean up coal fired power wastewater. Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater is a byproduct of sulfur scrubbers, installed to prevent acid rain from coal plants.
With the advent of ultra-high-pressure reverse osmosis and the growing importance of brine management, modernized chemical softening systems can enable economic ultra-high recovery reverse osmosis, minimizing RO brine volume, disposal costs, and reliability risks.
The many options for managing brine, a term for saline wastewater from industrial processes, fall under two categories: brine treatment and brine disposal. Brine treatment involves desalinating the brine for reuse and producing a concentrated brine (lower liquid waste volume), or residual solids (zero liquid discharge).