Membrane Cleaning Compound


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RO412 is a liquid blend of potassium hydroxide, inorganic builders and wetting agents. Specifically developed as an alkaline cleaning formulation for removing organic matter and befouling from all types of membranes, it does not contain any amino carboxylic acid sequestrants.

RO412 must always be used as recommended by the membrane manufacture in respect of temperature and pH. Compatibility with all membrane types must not be assumed.

Product Benefits

  • Concentrated liquid product for ease of use
  • Effective cleaner, at low concentrations, for removing organic deposits from membranes
  • Has a wide range of applications and compatibility with many other cleaners.


Physical State Clear liquid
Specific Gravity 1.11
pH of 1.0% Solution 12.0

All figures are approximate


Treatment and Dosage Requirements

Before cleaning it is advisable to remove any alkaline scale deposition by treatment with RO401 or RO402 at pH 2.0, taking care not to exceed manufacturer's recommendations in terms of pH and temperature.

Chlorine-free product water should be used to make up a 1.0 - 2.0% w/w solution of RO412. The cleaning solution should be circulated through the elements for one hour at a temperature of 30C and the pH adjusted to 11.0 by the addition of more RO412. The flow rate should be as designated by the membrane manufacturer or equipment manufacturer. Soaking the membrane for 2 - 4 hours should be followed by 15 - 30 minutes recirculation.

This sequence may have to be repeated in the case of heavily fouled membranes, and it is recommended that the cleaning is carried out at the maximum temperature which the membrane manufacturer will allow.

After the cleaning process the membranes should be rinsed with clean water to remove any residual RO412. When the plant is returned to duty, product water should be discarded for at least 15 minutes.


Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes to prevent mild irritation. In case of accidental contact, flush area with clean water. Product should not be ingested. Refer to Safety Data Sheet for full details.



Field Representatives will work closely with customer personnel to assure the effective application of the water treatment programme. Qualified personnel can provide regular service calls.

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The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The company shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling, contact, mis-use or mis-application of the above product. In all instances the user should satisfy themselves that this product is suitable for the anticipated application and should carry out suitable and sufficient risk/COSHH assessments and a method of use statement.

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