Storage Procedures (Pickling)

SC-1 or Propylene Glycol for System Storage?

You can use Spectra SC-1 as a pickling/storage solution to keep the system growth free for 6 months. Propylene Glycol is used to keep the system growth free for up to one year, as well as offers some extra weather protection. Additional details are below. Storage: SC-1 prevents biological growth when your system sits idle. It should not be used as a cleaning chemical, nor will it protect your system from freezing. An 8 oz. bag of SC-1 is mixed with three gallons of product or dechlorinated f...

Why do I need to 'pickle' my membrane?

Biological Growth/Membrane Lifespan The element in the system that performs the water purification is the Reverse Osmosis Membrane. The synthetic membrane is highly susceptible to bacterial growth. It will be evident that bacterial growth occurred if the freshwater from the unit smells like rotten eggs. Regular freshwater flushes and attention to detail with membrane maintenance will keep your membranes in optimal condition. For our energy recovery based systems, on average you can expect about...