Misting & Fogging

Clean water is essential to the successful operation of a misting system. Water with high mineral content, pH, organic matter or hardness reduces the effectiveness of the system from the outset.

Aqueous Salts and Metallic Ions are left floating in the air when the water flash evaporates, these can then cause a light “dusting” around the cooled area that can be unsightly and damaging. In horticultural conditions, these deposits can downgrade the quality of the fruit. In cooling applications, the deposits build up to form a crust on furniture and windows.

Excess pH and hardness forms around the nozzle, reducing the orifice size and the amount of water flowing through the system. Left untouched, the output of the system can drop dramatically reducing cooling and humidification potential. Imagine turning off 50% of your air conditioning in the summer, this is the same as having blocked nozzles for cooling.

Organic matter in the water will quickly grow in the system and soon block nozzles or reduce their efficiency. They can also carry bacteria or viruses that will quickly aspirate and be dangerous to all persons coming in contact with the fog.

Where once Reverse Osmosis was associated with great expense, improvements in technology have drastically reduced the cost of RO making it affordable. The cost of labor involved with nozzle maintenance or the cost of the reduction in performance, persuade many users (from domestic residences to complex process cooling or humidification) to include a RO package in the system.

Click Here to learn about our Misting Case Study with the San Diego Zoo Safari Park®.