Water Expert Andy Ball: What is meant by scaling or fouling?

What is meant by scaling or fouling?

09 Jul 2020 | 11:03

Fouling refers to the accumulation of unwanted material on solid surfaces, most often in an aquatic environment. The fouling material can consists of either living organisms (biofouling) or be a non-living substance (inorganic or organic). Other terms used in the literature to describe fouling include: deposit formation, encrustation, scaling, scale formation, crudding, and deposition. The last four terms are less inclusive than fouling; therefore, they should be used with caution.

Andy Ball
Culligan Tri-County Water Conditioning
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