H2O’s California business unit, Professional Water Technologies (PWT) has targeted the membrane cleaners at the growing RO and ultrafiltration/microfiltration (UK/MF) membrane markets.

The OptiClean line of powder membrane cleaners now includes OptiClean D, which aims at removing inorganics, particularly iron and manganese, from RO, UF and MF membrane systems. Ryan Furukawa, PWT’s technical support manager said: “OptiClean D is buffered to reduce pH fluctuation during cleanings and uses powerful chelating and detergency technology to aggressively remove inorganic foulants. This product is a valuable new asset in PWT’s extensive line of membrane cleaners.”

PWT has also developed Lavasol VII and Lavasol VIII for the Lavasol line of liquid membrane cleaners. Lavasol VII is a new high-performance alkaline liquid membrane cleaner designed to remove silt, metal precipitants, sugars, and other organics such as oils or greases from RO, UF and MF membrane systems. Lavasol VIII, is an alkaline liquid membrane cleaner designed to remove acid insoluble foulants from chlorine-tolerant MF/UF membranes such as those found in a variety of municipal and industrial applications.

Stephen Dunham, PWT’s founder and H2O Innovation’s vice-president, after-market sales and maintenance solutions, said: “After over fifteen years of developing unique chemical technologies, PWT is proud to release three exciting new products to accommodate the growing RO, UF and MF global membrane markets. These markets are expanding at an annual rate of 11% for RO and 8% for UF/MF. All three new cleaners represent the most advanced, economical and effective of our membrane cleaner product lines which account for approximately 10% of the revenues derived from the sales of services and consumable products of the Company.”

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