There are various ways to remove silica from a water supply, including lime softening, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and electrocoagulation. A quick perusal of sales of these suggests that using them for all water obtained at our bathroom and kitchen sinks would be quite affordable. High pH in the boiler water will reduce silica carryover from the boiler water. "background": "#237afc" Has been quite effective with silica. This is not lime scale because products for removal of lime scale have no effect. More than I can spend. Besides having a flat, awful taste, you actually are better off with a certain level of minerals in your drinking water. Silica in bore well is 110 ppm, T. Alkalinity is 415 ppm, Total hardness is 150 ppm. Still getting large growths of algae after about 20 days. ----Readers: Were you looking for Removal of Silica Stains instead? A. A. However, if this is DI water, then further treatment is needed for most uses. & Install'n Chemicals & Consumables Quick notes on what it is and how it works: One big problem is, we notice that the Chlorine Dioxide (0.4ppm) raises the pH to 7.6 and also reacts with silica forming a white precipitate (floc like) and I think this causes inefficiency in killing the algaes. Magnesium oxide has been found to quite effective in this regards. You *could* self-pack instead, but then you have to be willing to do the work of the VERY messy cleanout, and know what to do with the used resin beads (pro tip: start by not spilling any on the floor, or you'll be channeling a toddler trying to walk on ice for the first time, but as a normal sized human with further to fall), which might actually have accumulated enough metals out of the water by this point to be considered a RCRA waste, but you won't know that without lab work, which is another expense of getting set up. In the analyses of various surface and ground waters, silica content range from 1 to 107 ppm.This refers to soluble silica content and not to the silica that may be present in the suspended matter. Q. Dear, in our boiler the silica contains 0.53. The problem may be the pH that you are operating at, particularly if you are using an acid feed to prevent hardness fouling. Lately we had a little silica (3.2 mg/L) show up in that make up stream. })}); Not a lecture hall but a roundtable with a seat for you! Can you provide us some suggestion to reduce the silica concentration in final steam? Operation at a higher pH increases the degree of ionization of the silica and its rejection, but increases the vulnerability of your system to hardness fouling. This will soften the water and simultaneously improve the system recovery. Kindly inform us to remove silica in high alkalinity water. Q. I'm doing my research in desalination esp. Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. Silica needs to be controlled at DM plant also. All that being said, it's quite likely that a couple strategic under-counter softening systems (found at large home improvement stores) to at least take care of a couple lines, like the one into the dishwasher, will be more cost effective. note: Please get back to us with what magazine and what issue if you remember. Colloidal silica will show up very little even in the chemical test, as it is a polymer and quite unreactive. new LazyLoad({ NOT including labor or resin matrix. As for silica's presence in the steam, above about 27BARg, silica is able to evaporate and travel as a gas/vapour with the steam... boiler water carryover is not necessary for this 'silica carryover' to occur, as the silica has become volatile at this temperature.. If you are responsible for a public water supply, you'll need to learn the standards inside out. A discussion started in 2007 but continuing through 2019. As a residential consumer, you don't get to take advantage of all these efficiencies, and will, unfortunately, pay top dollar. A. Hi Shirley, Is it okay OR does it needs to be treated? Can anyone suggest the most feasible and practical solution in my case? Q. Dear all... we need information on what technology to reduce silica content (silica content 490 ppm , TDS 900 mg/l ), because we need silica content not more than 10 ppm and electrical conductivity < 10 us/cm. pH should be between 1-3. This could reduce the costly buildup of scale on turbines, boilers, heat exchangers, transfer pipes and other equipment, alongside freeing up … Is there any comments or special considerations from anyone? You should call up one of the many companies that specializes in this sort of thing, explain your predicament, and get some quotes to help you decide how much it is worth to you annually not to have mineral deposits on glassware and fixtures. Normally these methods work well for most well or surface waters where silica is below 15-20 ppm. TDS : 9407 Don't drink the RO water. I mean by distillation method can we reduce reactive silica from 2 ppm to below 0.02 ppm. www.watertechonline.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. What are my best AND least costly options? Good luck... and oh yeah... don't shower in deionized water :), Q. Get ready for some sticker shock. Promptly have the boiler operator operate the boiler to heat the cleaning solution in the boiler to a maximum of 130 F. DO NOT BOIL THE WATER. What about just a water softener? We add Chlorine Dioxide at the source killing most of yeast & moulds. Thanks. A. Thanks for many information. Total Dissolved Silica 114g/m3 as SiO2 (silicon x 2.14 by calculation) I would have to research to see if our water pressure would provide adequate flow for the proposed uses and how much waste water would be produced. Silicon 53g/m3 Info was published in one of the Power Generation publications. When questions are presented as requests for clarification of suggestions that have been offered, they usually elicit enthusiastic response; but if earlier answers are just blown off, and questions are posed as "start over for me because I can't be bothered putting in any work to try to appreciate what you wrote", the thread often dies). Mg : 910 Water Treatment of Silica can be quite interesting as many people generalize for text book simplicity perhaps. Reverse osmosis is very successful at removing silica because its tight membrane is separated from the water. Folks: Please detail your situation, and do your best to frame your questions in terms of the many very insightful answers already offered! There are anti-scalents that are reasonably effective for silica, but even with these, the silica in the RO concentrate will probably be limited to about 200 ppm. JUST the materials/components. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Some forms of silica, known as colloidal, or non-reactive, are not removed by a demineralizer. I have noticed a lot of Silica build up on the samples in the chambers lately. Speaking from experience here; do not recommend. Q. }, ----Ed. What is the most efficient process to remove 180 ppm of silica (reactive or colloidal) to More cost effective than chemical flocculation. Thanks. Which of these silica forms can I remove by microfilter? All living things have evolved to require a bit of mineral content in the water they use, such as is found in nature. A. Hi Musa. A. Hi Chirag, Can anybody tell me about silica removal process? As per Dan Cooper, Mg helps in removal of silica; but in my research it proved wrong. Q. I am looking for a non-abrasive method to remove silica build up on faucets, shower heads, etc.? The best way to improve your RO recovery, is to go for Lime soda softening and bring down silica level to about 10-12 ppm. level of 5 ppm - is this by IE/RO/SBA or by EDI? In lime softening the silica is co-precipitated along with magnesium present in the water (or added if necessary). It's going to be a big initial investment. Also, I have read the forum on how to remove the deposits once made. Do you think under sink RO systems would be effective/realistic? We developed a product to remove silica from geothermal brine. Silica can exist in water as relatively large particles, known as silica granules or granular silicates. new LazyLoad(); Reactive silica 88g/m3 as SiO2 RO projection software shows silica rejection at level of 99.3 %, but reality is different-close to 90 %. [/custom-features] [custom-usage] High Pressure Boilers Please reply at the earliest. (If you have a combi boiler without a tank you may have to remove the heat exchanger and descale it directly.) Q. Silica value is coming very high in dm plant. In the internal treatment for silica, the boiler water alkalinity has to be kept high enough to hold the silica in solution. Thank you. Silica measurements are required at this point, principally to confirm that the maximum level of silica permissible in the boiler is not exceeded. USE SILICA REMOVAL SPECIAL TECHNIQUES. MY PLANT WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY BEFORE THAT. The service requires full cookie support in order to view this website. This substance is very suitable if concentration of silica is in additive water. I try to convince them to base exchange soften before RO, so that we can fine tune the RO for silica rejection by increasing pH of RO feed...(increasing pH of RO feed without softening first will rapidly scale membrane with Calcium). I also use Ozone at bottling time. If treatment required, please suggest treatment. This water is for for industrial battery charging. }); water consists the silica which goes to steam drum in which steam and water separation takes place . What is the tolerable levels of Silica in the rejects of RO? I am facing a problem in SBA supply by THERMAX PLANT. Can you post some technical information about this technology so that readers can view it. 3a) "They said silica is at only about 20 parts. Or What is the concentration limit of Silica in Rejects which will foul the RO membranes? If silica is present in the feedwater, it tends to precipitate directly as scale at hot spots on the boiler metal and or combines with calcium forming a hard calcium silicate scale. Granular silica removal is generally accomplished through physical chemical separation . Lime softening is one of the most common methods for removing silica from water such as make up to cooling towers, make up to boilers or boiler blow down water. Shirley. If you want to have less silica in your DI water, there are several possible ways to accomplish this. Thank you. Silica is reaching out of control in super heated steam having value 3.2 to 4.0 PPM, but boiler feed water parameter is TDS-2, pH-8.6, P.Alkalinity-01, M.Alkalinity-02, Total hardness-00 and SILICA IS 00 PPM. I don't quickly see any WHO limits for silica, but how much more study would have to be done depends on your situation. Thanks all. I'm not sure if I even understood the question, but in order to try to remove silica you have mixed two anion exchange resins in the one vessel for better performance than you got from either resin alone? A. what are the effects of having high levels of silica in bottled water? A. Cid. Q. I have a DI system which forks into different environmental chambers used for testing Glass PV Panels. Reverse osmosis will also remove silica by 90-98%. This characteristic of silicon is beneficial to the silicon chip! Read further up the thread for discussion of 'DI systems' using this technology. If silica in dm water, why? It is very possible that you have 10 mg/L of silica in your DI water. There are 2 forms of Silica in water, colloidal silica and ionic silica. Make sure you check that the softener is rated for Silica removal. 3a) We are in a rural community served by a county spring, treated only with minimal levels of chlorine. I face these issues a lot in Papua New Guinea, which has hard, high silica water in most areas. 4) Is it healthier to drink our minimally treated spring water which always passes the utility's required testing or to drink RO water from which minerals are removed? More likely it is reactive, soluble silica. Any questions please feel free to ask me about this. Consequently, steam contamination has been steadily reduced. An exception is silica for which vaporous carryover can be substantial at lower pressures. A. Hi Jayeshkumar. Thank you again, Does silica contribute to water conductivity. When the resin is spent, you call the service provider (I can guarantee you will not be trying to self-pack your media canisters) and have them swap out the canister(s) for fresh. Normally silica is present in a weak acidic form. It can also be reduced by coagulation method such as in a clarifier system. This will not ion exchange and may foul an RO membrane. removal of silica from concentrated brines using lime. You could add a tank of mixed bed resin after your DI system, or you will need to regenerate the anion resin before the water reaches a conductivity set point. It is not affected by boiler design. The optimum pH for silica adsorption onto Mg(OH)2 is around 10-11, Q. Hi How to remove 120 ppm silica( to get 60 % ro recovery with single stage; Chances of increasing SiO2 in SBA EXHAUST of SAC? If silica concentration is near or more than saturation of silica, then there are only two ways. Still, if you don't trust your lab analysis, you'll have to have some other person or service re-do it -- you can't possibly rely on an internet vote to override an actual chemical analysis :-). Ion-exchange across a resin bed would work. In some cases for very large flow rates you can remove silica with lime softening techniques. bathroom and kitchen faucets, stainless steel sinks, counter tops, glassware, etc. You may need a tighter membrane. And spring water tastes so much better anyway (unless one is unfortunate enough to share an aquifer with my parents who have a wicked sulfur problem and the well water smells like eggy toots until it's been run through their whole-house permanganate water softener...). Add the recommended quantity of commercial lime scale remover to the cold water storage tank. The other items are cleaned in the dishwasher and don't have noticeable etching or deposits like glassware does so I'm not concerned about treating water for the dishwasher. I'll have to agree. In my RO feed the COD is 700 ppm, so my membrane fouls instantly. Q. I am a student of one of the universities in A.P. How To Remove Silica From Iron. Particles smaller than .015 microns can become lodged inside the membrane pores, occluding them and causing an earlier than expected loss of production. Regards. Anybody know whether silica stays in water phase or it can be partially transferred to the oil phase during the mixing in desalter vessel? Q. Hi, Sir, The need for extreme purity of steam for use in high pressure turbines has prompted the development of highly satisfactory devices for separating steam and water in a boiler drum. Ca : 910 ©1995-2021 finishing.com, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About finishing.com   -  Privacy Policy Maybe SBA EXHAUST but a doubt due to not possible that fresh SBA taken in. Many times I have seen water with TDS of <5bppm (measured with conductivity meter) have a Silica level of >10 ppm (measured with spectrophotometer, molybdo-vanadate method). We appended your inquiry to a long and detailed thread which offers some great explanation of silica in DM water. In well and surface water, it can range from 1-100 parts per million as dissolved (reactive) or undissolved (colloidal) silica. A discussion started in Q. I have a well, used for our house, that has high level's of silica (103 mg/L). Can anyone explain why did this happen and is there anything where alkalinity comes into picture? Silica, in amounts ranging from less than 1 to over 100 ppm, is found in all natural water supplies.In rain hail and snow, silica content range from 1 to 2.8 ppm. Our main shower is travertine and the silica deposits aren't noticeable there like they are on the dark granite around the sinks. I'm afraid this isn't going to be the news you want to hear. Q. I want to know whether we can reduce reactive silica of 2 ppm in RO2 treated water by doing distillation. We are consuming high ppm of lime and dolomite in the range of 950 ppm each to reduce the level up to 50 - 60 ppm. Nor shower in it, or use it in a fish tank. In Arizona this presents a problem of course; the cycling up of silica often limits the capacity to produce power. The other items are cleaned in the dishwasher and don't have noticeable etching or deposits like glassware does" Ved. I am generating dm water of pH 6.4, conductivity 1.2 µs/cm. Q. Silica, in amounts ranging from less than 1 to over 100 ppm, is found in all natural water supplies.In rain hail and snow, silica content range from 1 to 2.8 ppm. You could certainly get a quote. If you're talking about the concentrated water from the other side of the membrane, I wouldn't put it on any plantings I care about, although a controlled application of Silica is indeed very good for a plant's immune system- this could be scorch-level concentrated, including with other stuff like Sodium, though so no. total counts are low. "text": "#237afc" Vaporous carryover depends on pressure and on boiler water chemistry. High temperature softening greatly improves silica removal. In lime softening the silica is co-precipitated along with magnesium present in the water (or added if necessary). By the way, I chose Chlorine gas out of potassium permanganate, ozone, and chlorine dioxide. My concern is whether there is any extra treatment required for SiO2 removal? oh yes I did!). If you read earlier discussion in this thread, one of the things you might notice is that with water purification there is an efficiency of scale (oh no did I just make a bad mineral deposits pun? 3c) Would the 'waste' water be safe for grass and plants? I'm designing a plant to bottle further treated municipal water but I'm not sure with the silica levels (10 mg/L) whether they are too high or ok. What are the WHO limits? The previous forum questions/answers, while interesting, relate mainly to treatment of large water treatment systems or for industrial use. Q. Hi folks, I understand that Total Silica = reactive silica + unreactive silica, so does the lab result give me unreactive silica? The silica will condense at the first big pressure drop, which is invariably, across your turbine, leaving silica deposits and consequent loss of balance, vibration, and eventual catastrophe! Boiler scale is caused by impurities being precipitated out of the water directly on heat transfer surfaces or by suspended matter in water settling out on the metal and becoming hard and adherent. I saw "ultrafiltration" mentioned for commercial applications. Check silica in reject water. The reason for that is our carbon beds used for condensate filtering. If this is tap water, then 5 mg/L of silica is a relatively low number. 1.run your R.O AT LOWER RECOVERY ACCORDINGLY. A. As such, they can form deposits on tube surfaces and volatilize into the steam. The cost of materials for our 3-canister, 2-filter system on a 3hP recirculating pump was about $5000. PROBLEM AROSE JUST A WEEK AGO. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. Rustam. Are there now any whole house water filtration systems that reliably The percentage of impurity allowed in boiler water/steam is function of boiler operating pressure, so, more critical for high pressure boilers. Shivaji University, Kolhapur To extract water from silica gel which has adsorbed the water from moist air. Colloidal silica slips through the demineralisation (DM) plant to get converted into reactive silica at high temperature and pressure leading to severe problems in boilers. A. Silica leakage is lower if you regenerate the DI system counter-currently and regenerate the anion exchanger before exhaustion as determined by conductivity and also more frequently. A. The water temperature is around 20 to 25 degree. Steam Purity - boiler-wrba.org •Silica –normal saturated steam should be lt; 20 ppb in most boilers. There are barware sanitizer/clean rinse washes specifically to prevent streaking on glass when used as a final rinse; you might try this for stemware. Check pH before starting boiler knowing it has not mixed in well just yet. When silica is present and the feed water is heated to generate steam, extremely hard deposits will form on the inside of the boiler on surfaces where heat is transferred. complete clarification will remove this form of siliceous material. Lime softening utilizes the addition of lime (calcium hydroxide) to remove hardness (calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate) ions by precipitation. Please let me know how we can remove the silica from the water and what is the outlet limit of silica as per WHO. The only way of removing these is by Ultrafiltration or Reverse Osmosis which can reduce both of the above >98%. Q. Dear sir, I know two processes, soda lime and activated alumina ... but how much it is feasible, I don't know. www.watertechonline.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. A silica concentration of up to about 120 mg/L can be tolerated in most RO concentrates. Does anybody have proven numbers(reality) on silica rejection by membranes like CPA3? I appreciate it. In some cases for very large flow rates you can remove silica with lime softening techniques. Lime softening. So that we can keep moving forward, and not go around in circles, please ask for any desired clarifications about the many technologies already discussed, or post a more specific question. Thanks. 3b) "I wash glassware and flatware by hand. 2002 but continuing through 2019. elements_selector: "iframe" Try electrocoagulation. Take silica in an beaker & heat it at 110 deg. } Here are additional questions and comments that I have for my situation: We are continuously open cbd and every hour ibd for 20 sec. The design specification of the boiler and DM plant has to provide DM water less than < 0.02 ppm (20 ppb) of Silica (Sio2), but it was providing water, more than > 0.02ppm (20 ppb) of Silica. This interferes with heat transfers and may cause hot spots. If you need a product/service, please check these Directories: Jobshops Capital Equip. We have how to remove silica from iron,The removal of contaminants such as silica from water can be a challenging proposition Some examples of industries that need to remove silica from the water before discharge or reuse are cooling towers boiler blow feed water or boiler blow down water carwashes semiconductor Typically this must be removed with ultrafiltration. 4)" Is it healthier to drink our minimally treated spring water which always passes the utility's required testing or to drink RO water from which minerals are removed?" Automatic dishwasher chemicals include a serious dose of surfactants to help rinse clean. RO is an option but to centrally treat the water will cost over $15,000. I am trying to learn more information on removal of silicon from water. Silica removal from boiler water can be done by using dolomite lime or active magnesia in the softener. A bit bulky to take up a lot of under counters space but realistic if required. You'd have a contractor set up a system that includes a pump, a prefilter, one or more ion-exchange canisters full of resin, a postfilter, a holding tank, various pressure monitoring gauges, pipes, hoses, and a conductivity sensor that will indicate when the system is not able to process your incoming water any more due to the resin being saturated or 'spent'. Silica (silicon dioxide), in some cases, is an anion.. All parameter is offline. There were a couple of gems in that monograph. I deal with water used in our boiler and domestic use.The silica levels are very high about 100 mg/l after being passed through a softening plant. COOLING tower water could be reused and recycled ten or more times by using a new silica-removing membrane, according to US researchers. In other words, what is the solubility limits of Silica in RO rejects? Then please see letter 12873a. 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