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Posted by Joe Lambert on February 19, 2002 at 05:37:32:
In Reply to: High silica content ! posted by Ramesh R on February 18, 2002 at 19:46:06:
I am not a professional water treatment guy but I used to be years ago. I have not heard of silica scaling in industrial boilers. Where you must worry about silica is in power boilers where the steam is going through a turbine. Silica as a dissolved solid has a vapor pressure and some will go out of the boiler with the steam. When this hits the turbine (ie:pressure drop) the silica can glassify on the turbine blades causing problems.
The only way to remove silica from the water that I know of is an RO (reverse osmosis) system or a demineralizer.
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