Facilities that use wet processes and evaporation to produce phosphoric acid from phosphate rock frequently must combat scaling. Scaling occurs during evaporation when deposits accumulate on equipment such as heat exchangers, reducing production capacity. Without measures to prevent the formation of scale, phosphoric acid producers can experience significant downtime due to frequent cleanings.
Zalta antiscalants can be applied in these situations to significantly reduce scaling and downtime in phosphoric acid processing operations. Benefits recorded from actual commercial applications include:
Zalta antiscalants include a family patented products that adsorb onto the microcrystalline structure of scale and block further growth sites of scale formation. These products are designed to prevent scaling under harsh phosphoric acid production conditions, offering a unique balance between high inhibition efficacy and no downstream poisoning.
Solenis worked with one phosphoric acid producer to improve its production capacity, which was significantly reduced due to severe scaling. With the use of a Zalta antiscalant, the facility achieved the following results:
To learn more about Zalta antiscalants for phosphoric acid processing or for free technical advice on a specific process challenge, ask a Solenis expert today.
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