Microtreat BIO

Control Infestation of Bacteria, Yeast, etc. by removing Biofilms

Microtreat BIO is a product designed to remove biofilm from RO, NF, UF and MF membranes. By removing the biofilm the underlying microorganisms are exposed and can be removed. It is a safe, effective non-oxidizing cleaning agent and is safer and more effective than using biocides such as formaldehyde, chlorine or hydrogen peroxide.

When to use MicroTreat BIO in your cleaning procedure.

Microtreat BIO is used as part of ‘normal’ membrane cleaning using the clean in place system (CIP). It is used after the low pH cleaning and before the high pH cleaner. Since your membrane cleaning procedures are based on what works at your site, you may want to change the order of cleaners and what step to use Microtreat BIO . Please Contact Us if you want to discuss.

What Microtreat BIO concentration do I use?

A 1% volume/volume solution of Microtreat BIO is circulated for a normal preventative cleaning.

When the system has been infested, then a 20% v/v solution should be used.

If you have the older cellulose membranes, you will need to adjust the BIO solution to a pH between 6 and 8. Please contact us to discuss.

How long do I circulate/soak Microtreat BIO ?

We recommend circulating Microtreat BIO for at least one hour. Some sites have found an overnight soak is useful.

Why alternate between Microtreat BIO and Microtreat TF ?

Microtreat BIO and Microtreat TF do the same job but do it differently. By using a different chemistry every other cleaning, the bugs can’t adapt and survive.

Rev. 7/2012