Removing Biofilms in Water Systems

Removing Biofilms in Water Systems

What are biofilms? Biofilms consist of one or more types of microorganisms that grow on a variety of surfaces, creating an unsightly film. Biofilms can be formed from the following three microorganisms:

  1. Bacteria
  2. Fungi
  3. Protists

Biofilms in water can contribute to fouling in water systems. A variety of issues can arise if biofouling builds up including:

  • Decreased water flow
  • Increased feed rate required to keep process production at desired rate

Knowing about this bacteria buildup can help prevent these issues from occurring by adding a chemical to the water system. Bulk Chemicals 2 Go offers a Biofilm Buster in 55-gallon drums to prevent biofilms from forming in water systems.

About Biofilms Buster

Biofilm Buster can be used to remove biofilms in water from cooling towers, air wash systems, and recirculating water systems. To use this product, the recirculating water system must be cleaned of all biofilm and microbial accumulations with an appropriate cleaner. Then, the system should be drained and filled with clean water prior to introducing the Biofilm Buster to the system.

  • First Use – The product should be used at a concentration of 30-60 ppm per 1,000 gallons of water.
  • Subsequent Uses – Using the product as a maintenance chemical follows different dosage instructions than first use. Administering Biofilm Buster at a rate of 1-6 ounces per 1,000 gallons of water every 1-5 days is suggested for optimal results. Slug feeding in one large dose is recommended opposed to smaller, intermittent doses.

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Interested in learning more about how Biofilm Buster can eliminate bacteria buildup?

This product is available in bulk sizes, allowing for the lowest prices to be offered. With eco-friendly ingredients, the chemical is highly recommended if you are looking to improve how green your process is.

Contact us to find out how our products can improve the efficiency of your water systems!