OptiClean™

OptiClean™ powder membrane cleaners include “low” and “high” pH formulations to effectively remove inorganic and organic foulants from today’s polyamide thin-film composite and cellulose acetate membranes. Each cleaner mixes quickly and easily into solution to form a liquid mixture that vigorously releases membrane foulants without harming the membrane surface. A regular maintenance schedule including OptiClean™ membrane cleaners ensures optimum system performance. Our OptiClean product line includes twelve formulations designed to serve varying system needs.

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OptiClean™ A

OptiClean™ A is a low pH (acidic) powdered cleaner combining select chelants and solubilizing agents to remove metal hydroxides, carbonates, sulfates, calcium phosphates and other similar scales. OptiClean™ A provides broad spectrum scale removal, and is ideal for situations where limited information is available on foulant make-up. Combining OptiClean™ A with an alkaline cleaner such as OptiClean™ B for particulate and organic removal provides a comprehensive cleaning. If a more aggressive low pH cleaner is needed, try OptiClean™ H.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Phosphate-free formula to reduce negative impact on the environment
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in conjunction with either OptiClean™ B or Lavasol™ 2

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve inorganic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To chelate and remove oxides of iron and aluminum from the membrane surface

OptiClean™ A

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 2.5-3.5
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OptiClean™ B

OptiClean™ B is an aggressive high pH (alkaline) powdered cleaner ideal for removing organic, biological, silt, particulate, and other acid insoluble foulants from thin-film composite, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration membranes. Combining select water activated chelants, solubilizing agents, and membrane safe oxidizers, OptiClean™ B provides outstanding cleaning capabilities. Ideal for membrane systems troubled by high organic and/or biological loading, OptiClean™ B is the most aggressive high pH cleaner in the OptiClean™ line, but remains the first choice for many applications. For a comparable liquid cleaner, try Lavasol™ 7.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Phosphate-free formula to reduce negative impact on the environment
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in a program that includes either OptiClean™ A or Lavasol ™ 1

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of particulate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants from the membrane surface

OptiClean™ B

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 10.5-11.0
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OptiClean™ C

OptiClean™ C is a neutral pH powdered cleaner ideal for systems with cellulose acetate membranes. Formulated with select chelants, solubilizing and dispersing agents OptiClean™ C was specifically designed to remove organic, biological, particulate, silt, clay and other acid insoluble foulants.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in a program that includes either OptiClean™ A or Lavasol ™ 1

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of particulate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants from the membrane surface

OptiClean™ C

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 6.0-7.0
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OptiClean™ D

OptiClean™ D is a low pH (acidic) powdered cleaner specifically formulated to remove iron and manganese. Also affective at removing other inorganic scales, OptiClean™ D is ideal for membrane systems with iron and/or manganese issues, and smaller quantities of other inorganic foulants. Compatible with MF/UF modules, as well as NF/RO elements, OptiClean™ D can provide enhanced cleaning of systems fouled by iron based coagulants from upstream processes.

Benefits & Features

  • Contains chelants to remove metals
  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered to improve cleaning efficacy
  • Contains detergents to remove organics
  • Aggressive formulation for difficult applications

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), microfiltration (MF), and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes
  • For removal of fouling by oxides of iron and manganese
  • Primarily applicable for surface water applications
  • Will also dissolve inorganic scaling on membrane surface

OptiClean™ D

Appearance Off-white powder
pH (1% solution) 3.5-4.0
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OptiClean™ E

OptiClean™ E is formulated to remove stubborn organic and biological foulants. OptiClean™ E utilizes specially selected enzymes to provide superior cleaning of heavily fouled membranes. Ideally suited to more difficult feed waters, OptiClean™ E has be used to great effect in municipal reuse facilities.

Benefits & Features

  • Enzymes work effectvely in breaking up organic and biological foulants
  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltraton (NF), ultrafiltraton (UF) and micro-filtraton (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of partculate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants

OptiClean E

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 7-8
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OptiClean™ F

OptiClean™ F is an aggressive high pH (alkaline) powdered cleaner combining select dispersants, oxidants, and builders effective on a wide range of foulants. Formulated to target organic, microbiological, particulate and other acid insoluble foulants, OptiClean™ F helps optimize membrane filtration module cleanings. Ideal for municipal reuse, surface water, and other high loading applications OptiClean™ F can also be used to improve CEB and CIP effectiveness. For a comparable liquid cleaner, try Lavasol™ 8.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered for extended cleaning efficacy
  • Vigorous removal of membrane foulants
  • Superior cleaning results compared to generic chemistries

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF), and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Daily regimen for aggressive applications
  • To aid in the removal of organic, biological, and colloidal material

OptiClean™ F

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 12.0-12.5
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OptiClean™ G

OptiClean G is a high pH (alkaline) powdered cleaner formulated to remove silt, colloids, organics, particulate, biological, and other acid insoluble foulants. Combining specially chosen chelants, surfactants, solubilizing and dispersing agents, OptiClean™ G provides excellent broad spectrum foulant removal. Ideal for periodic maintenance cleans, well water, and other light loading applications. Combining OptiClean™ G with an acid cleaner such as OptiClean™ A for inorganic removal provides a comprehensive cleaning. If a more aggressive cleaner is needed, try Lavasol 7 or OptiClean™ B.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Phosphate-free formula to reduce negative impact on the environment
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in a program that includes either OptiClean™ A or Lavasol ™ 1

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of particulate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants from the membrane surface

OptiClean™ G

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 10.5-11.0
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OptiClean™ H

OptiClean™ H is an aggressive low pH (acidic) powdered cleaner ideal for removing metal hydroxides, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate and other similar scales from MF/UF modules and NF/RO membranes. Combining select water activated chelants and solubilizing agents, OptiClean™ H has proven to be the ideal cleaner for membrane systems troubled by heavy inorganic scaling. OptiClean™ H is the most aggressive low pH cleaner in the OptiClean™ line. For a comparable liquid cleaner, try Lavasol™ 6.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in conjunction with either OptiClean J

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve inorganic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To chelate and remove oxides of iron and aluminum from the membrane surface

OptiClean™ H

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 2.0
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Chemical safety is important. Please use caution when handling our specialty chemicals.

OptiClean™ J

OptiCleanTM J is an aggressive high pH (alkaline) powdered cleaner formulated to remove silt, clay, particulate, biological, organic and other acid insoluble foulants. Combining highly effective chelants, solubilizing and dispersing agents, OptiClean J provides highly effective cleaning of heavily fouled membranes. OptiCleanTM J is ideal for feed waters such as surface, well and municipal water. For a comparable liquid cleaner, try Lavasol 7.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in conjunction with either OptiCleanTM H or OptiCleanTM A.

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of particulate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants

OptiClean™ J

Appearance White granular powder
pH (1% solution) 11.7
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OptiClean™ K

OptiClean™ K is an aggressive low pH (acidic) powdered cleaner ideal for removing metal hydroxides such as iron and manganese, as well as calcium, magnesium and other similar scales from MF/UF/NF/RO membranes. Combining select water activated solubilizing agents, and strong chelants, OptiClean™ K has proven to be the ideal cleaner for membrane systems troubled by heavy inorganic scaling.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in conjunction with either Lavasol™ 9 or Lavasol™ 7

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve inorganic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of carbonates, phosphates, metal hydroxides and similar inorganic foulants

OptiClean™ K

Appearance Powder
pH (1% solution) 1.7
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Chemical safety is important. Please use caution when handling our specialty chemicals.

OptiClean™ L

OptiClean™ L is a high pH (alkaline) cleaner formulated to remove stubborn organic and biological foulants. OptiClean™ L utilizes specially selected alkaline chemistry which is boosted by enzymes to provide superior cleaning of heavily fouled membranes. Ideally suited to more difficult feed waters, OptiClean™ L has be used to great effect in dairy and municipal reuse facilities.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Enzymes work effectively in breaking up organic and biological foulants

Uses

  • For use on nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of particulate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants

OptiClean™ L

Appearance Off-white granular powder
pH (1% solution) 10.2
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OptiClean™ S

OptiClean™ S is a low pH (acidic), low foaming powder cleaner formulated to remove silica and other inorganic scales present on MF/UF modules or NF/RO membranes. Silica is inherently difficult to remove, but OptiClean™ S targets and removes tough silica scale, while helping remove other inorganic scale present. For systems where predominate inorganic scale is not silica, it is best to use a broad spectrum low pH cleaner (Lavasol™ 1 or OptiClean™ A) prior to OptiClean™ S. For a comparable liquid cleaner, see Lavasol™ 5.

Benefits & Features

  • Readily dissolvable powdered cleaner provides efficient shipping and handling
  • Phosphate-free formula to reduce negative impact on the environment
  • Buffered pH to maintain optimum cleaning performance throughout cleaning cycle
  • Best results when used in a program that includes either OptiClean™ A or Lavasol ™ 1

Uses

  • For use on reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF), ultrafiltration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF) membranes
  • Formulated to dissolve organic precipitants from the membrane surface
  • To aid in the removal of particulate, colloidal, microbiological and other acid insoluble foulants from the membrane surface

OptiClean™ S

Appearance White powder
pH (1% solution) 2.5-3.5
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Chemical safety is important. Please use caution when handling our specialty chemicals.

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