What is a Zeta Rod™ System ?
- A high voltage capacitance based water treatment system that changes the physical properties of colloidal particles
- A strong electro-dispersant, and electro-bio-dispersant
- An electronic deposit control system
- An industrial fluid treatment system
What does a Zeta Rod™ do ?
- Prevents the formation of mineral deposits
- Prevents the formation of biofilm
- Eliminates existing biofilm
- Prevents microbially induced corrosion
- Prevents RO membrane fouling
- Prevents coolant biodegradation
- Maintains clean heat transfer
- Enhances chemical efficiency
- Improves flocculation
- Replaces salt based water softeners
What a Zeta Rod™ is not ?
- Zeta Rod™ is not a biocide
- Zeta Rod™ is not a filter
- Zeta Rod™ is not a softener
- Zeta Rod™ is not a corrosion inhibitor
- Zeta Rod™ is not a descaler*
Biofouling : Why is it a problem?
- How biofilms develop
- Resistance of bacteria within a biofilm
- Why are biocide treatment methods inefficient
Problems with current treatment
- Biocides are designed to“kill”bacteria, not to remove, or prevent formation of biofilms
- Bacteria growth takes place within biofilms
- Bacteria can go into“dormant”status when in a biofilm
- Bacteria in biofilms can be as much as 2 to 500x more resistant to biocides
- Insufficient dosages of biocides can result in bacteria with higher tolerance
- SUMMARY : Current methods focus on the symptoms (bacteria) and not the cause of the problem (biofilm)
How does Zeta Rod™ control biofilm
- Reducing surface tension of water allows existing biofilms to superhydrate and be easily removed by turbulence of fluid.
- The Zeta Rod™ causes hydration, swelling, and loosening of biological deposits leading to the removal of fouling from wetted surfaces.
- By keeping bacteria from attaching to a surface it prevents them from reproducing
- The combined effect of bacteria dispersion and biofilm disintegration makes the Zeta Rod™ a superior biofilm control system
Scale Control in Industrial Fluid Systems
- Sources and Causes for Scaling
- Hardness in the water
- Specialty chemicals used in metal finishing operations (phosphatizing, anodizing, etc)
- Physical/Chemical conditions of the fluid: high temperature, high pH, increased concentration of salts due to evaporation.
How does Zeta Rod™ control scale
- By increasing Zeta Potential of colloidal particles and wetted surfaces a strong dispersion is created which prevents particles from forming scale deposits.
- By eliminating biofilm, it removes the primary“glue”that holds scale in place, causing scale in many situations to fall off.
Why not to offer the Zeta Rod™ for Descaling?
- Too many variables make it impossible to determine how much scale and how soon will it fall off
- Scale removal is not as predictable as biofilm removal
- Always warn the customer of the potential of scale falling off