Real-time ion sensor/analyzer for Ca2+, Ba2+, SO42- and SiO2

ScaleSense is an automated, real-time sensor 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 in real-time enables process optimization.

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. Contact us.

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Use less water and manage your cooling tower scaling risk with a virtual anti-scalant

ScaleSense measures scaling ion concentrations in real-time, allowing cooling tower optimization for less freshwater consumption and blowdown.

Real-time scaling ion measurement for dynamic recovery control of reverse osmosis systems

ScaleSense can provide dynamic recovery control, allowing you to get the best from RO and softening processes without scaling risk.

Targeted ion compliance measurement & removal optimization

Continuous compliance monitoring from ScaleSense ensures that limits are met. Treat to the right level, minimize the treatment load, and optimize blending.

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