Applications - Water Treatment

Descal-A-Matic non-chemical water treatment units remove scale and water hardness from a variety of water systems. Some of our typical installations include:

Commercial HVAC Water Treatment

One of three EVAPCO cooling towers at Desert Willow in southern California with Descal-A-Matic non-chemical water treatment units installed.

Commercial HVAC units are susceptible to scale buildup wherever there are heated surfaces that come in contact with water. The Descal-A-Matic unit removes the ability of dissolved solids and minerals to attach to those surfaces, preventing - and eliminating - scale.

Applications include preventing and removing scale from:

  • Cooling towers and evaporative condensers
  • Boilers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Closed loop systems
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Straight-through systems

Water Fountains, Features and Museums

Descal-A-Matic water treatment units help keep the water at the World War II Memorial free of scale, slime and algae.
The Descal-A-Matic non-chemical water treatment system is frequently used to treat water in fountains, reflecting ponds and water features, particularly in museum and memorial environments where precise results are needed and chemicals can have harsh impacts. Installations include:
  • The World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, treating 411,000 gallons (1,555,800 liters) of water to control scale, corrosion, algae and bacteria without chemicals.
  • The Hirshhorn Museum
  • The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
  • The Kowloon Station in Hong Kong
  • The Mormon Tabernacle Tower

    Hospitals, Surgical Centers and Medical Facilities

    Descal-A-Matic unit installed on the water line to a 75 KW Steris Sterilizer system to prevent hard water scale deposits on the heating element
    The Descal-A-Matic units are smart solutions for medical facilities,allowing significant savings because many pieces of equipment cannot betreated with chemicals due to various reasons. These once-through waterhandling systems are easy to treat with the Descal-A-Matic units,leading to longer life and lower maintenance and repair costs forequipment. In fact, equipment supplier STERIS recommends Descal-A-Matic

    for its products.

    • Sterilizers
    • Steam generators
    • Autoclaves
    • Humidifiers
    • Vacuum pumps
    • Flushometers
    • R.O. Units (dialysis)
    • Water distillers
    • Laundries
    • Kitchen equipment including dishwashers, steam cookers and ice makers

    Other Uses

    Since 1970, Descal-A-Matic water treatment units have been installed in a wide variety of water supply systems. In addition to the applications listed above, these include:
    • Residential condo, townhome and apartment complexes
    • Residential water supply systems
    • Swimming pools and decorative ponds
    • Milk processing
    • Spray-wash systems
    • Dust collectors
    • Restaurant equipment including ice makers, dishwashers and steam cookers
    • And virtually any other application where water treatment is desired without chemicals

    From Our Customers:

    "We have been using one Descal-A-Matic non-chemical water treatment unit for the main water supply line to our seafood restaurant and a second one to treat the water supplied to our bar. Before the installation, our Renaii hot water heaters had a problem of mineral scale deposits building up on the heating elements. That problem no longer exists. Glasses and utensils are clear and spotless since using the Descal-A-Matic treatment. Finally, our steam cookers no longer have scaling problems."

    - William Millard, Captain George's Seafood Restaurant

    Engineer's Recommendation


    with the installation of Descal-A-Matic units a savings of

    approximately $60,000 per year can be obtained through less water

    bleed-off and the discontinuance of chemicals for the cooling towers and

    the closed systems."

    -- Bowman, Foster & Associates, PC, Consulting Engineers

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