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Water system treatment for scale and corrosion

June 2019
Gallery ScaleBuster 1
Gallery ScaleBuster 1


ScaleBuster creates a scale and corrosion-free system, dramatically reducing energy, water and chemicals' maintenance of certain water systems.

Once the ScaleBuster is installed into a water system the hardness (typically, calcium and magnesium) is precipitated into suspension. These particles remain within the flow of the water. When these particles reach the hot parts of the system, the tendency to adhere to surfaces is dramatically reduced. After installation of the ScaleBuster, limestone is mainly present in the form of aragonite, which is a non-adherent crystalline structure contrary to the untreated calcite that can cause deterioration and damage in unprotected systems. It protects the equipment from potential limestone damage with a relatively fast return on investment vs. other the traditional technologies. Acting as a sacrificial anode (zinc), the ScaleBuster also adds corrosion protection.

Label Date June 6, 2019
From United Kingdom
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For New clients (end users or distributors), visibility, engineers/designers, OEM/partners

Implementation Stories

ScaleBuster by Ion Enterprises
Implemented by City of Jecheon in Jecheon (South Korea) in 2005

The City of Jecheon, in the Chungcheongbuk-do province was facing water problems and its residents were avoiding drinking tap water as it was too rusty for many years. The engineering department started looking for a technology which would enable them to deal with the old water piping network. In May and November 2005, two ScaleBuster® conditioners were installed at two different locations which enabled the limited replacement of old pipes and created savings for the city.


Extended the lifetime of the piping network, cutting replacement costs without shutting down roads for construction work


The environmental benefits

  • Extends life expectancy of water systems which might be shortened by corrosion or scale otherwise.
  • Requires no energy, chemicals nor maintenance for operation
  • Allows water re-use, eliminates waste to sewage, and extends the system's lifetime.

The Financial benefits

  • Savings of around 15% in operational costs, 15% in water
  • Savings of over 80% in chemicals and maintenance.

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Company Profile

Ion Enterprises

ION ENTERPRISES manufactures ScaleBuster® water conditioners. Over 300,000 units have been sold since 1990!

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Headquarters Rowlands Hill, Wimborne BH21 1AN, UK
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