Using Ultrasound to Minimize Mineral Depositions in Boreholes
Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 11:40 a.m.
N119/120 (Las Vegas Convention Center)
The use of low-powered ultrasound devices has proven to be efficient in the permanent removal of biofilm in pipelines. The efficiency of technology in stopping the bacterial induced processes which lead to Iron and Manganese deposits in boreholes can now be demonstrated. By eradicating the biofilm matrix, the bacterial propagation stopped. As a result of this cessation, the bacterial oxidation reactions leading to the deposits of Iron and Manganese also ended. It is now possible to avoid the buildup of sediments in borehole pumps and their exit lines while keeping the pumps running at their optimal performance, resulting in less maintenance and reduced power consumption.