Dissolve Struvite Buildup with RYDLYME

Dissolve Struvite Buildup

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Dissolve Struvite Buildup with RYDLYME Descaler

If you’re looking to optimize the performance of heat exchangers, pumps, pipelines, boilers, or any other water-operated equipment plagued by water scale  or struvite buildup, you’ve come to the right place. Discover how RYDLYME can help you maximize efficiency and minimize downtime in your operations.

Dissolving Struvite in Various Equipment with RYDLYME Descaler

Struvite, scientifically known as magnesium ammonium phosphate, is a crystalline compound that commonly forms in environments where wastewater or organic matter is processed. This mineral typically precipitates in places with high concentrations of magnesium, ammonia, and phosphate, which are often found in wastewater treatment plants, agricultural runoff, and some industrial processes. 

The formation of struvite is influenced by factors such as pH, temperature, and the concentration of its constituent ions in the solution. It often appears as a white or yellowish crystalline deposit and can be a significant issue in various industries due to its tendency to adhere to pipes, pumps, and other equipment. This buildup can lead to blockages, decreased efficiency, and increased maintenance costs. Struvite’s unique composition makes it challenging to remove, requiring specialized treatments like chemical descalers. 

Struvite buildup is a notable challenge in several industries, primarily where wastewater treatment and organic waste management are key processes. 

Wastewater Treatment Plants

Struvite commonly forms in pipes, pumps, and other equipment, potentially causing blockages and reducing operational efficiency. 

Agriculture and Livestock Sectors 

Struvite forms particularly in facilities managing animal waste or operating biogas plants, also face struvite-related issues. 

Food Processing Industry 

Struvite builds up especially in segments that handle high-nitrogen waste streams, can be impacted by struvite precipitation. 

Pharmaceutical Industry 

The pharmaceutical industry is not immune either, especially in manufacturing processes involving fermentation or biological waste streams, where struvite buildup can affect the efficiency and cleanliness of production equipment. In all these sectors, struvite formation presents a significant maintenance challenge, necessitating regular intervention to ensure smooth and efficient operations. 

RYDLYME Descaler: The Solution

What is RYDLYME Descaler?

RYDLYME Biodegradable Descaler is used to safely and efficiently dissolve tough mineral deposits such as water scale, limescale, calcium, and rust from boilers, chillers, cooling towers, condensers, heat exchangers, struvite, and more!

Recommended by the U.S. Navy and countless OEMs, RYDLYME descaling chemical is NSF-registered for use in various industries and applications including beverage, pharmaceutical, bottling, and food processing plants, as well as NSF/ANSI standard 60-certified as a cleaner for potable water systems and manufactured in an ISO 9001 Certified Facility.

Here’s why RYDLYME stands out:

  • Versatile: It works on a wide range of equipment, including cooling towers, heat exchangers, vacuum pumps, jacket reactors, and more.
  • Cost-Effective: RYDLYME helps you avoid costly equipment replacements and energy wastage by restoring efficiency.
  • Minimal Downtime: Its fast-acting formula minimizes downtime, keeping your operations running smoothly.

Applications that have Struvite Buildup

Pipes & Pumps

Struvite buildup poses a significant maintenance challenge across a range of industrial equipment, notably impacting the functionality and efficiency of key components. Pipes are particularly susceptible, as struvite precipitates and adheres to their inner sur faces, leading to blockages and reduced flow capacity. Pumps, essential for the movement of fluids in many industrial processes, can suffer from decreased performance, lower flow rates and increased wear due to struvite accumulation, necessitating frequent cleanings and repairs. 

Heat Exchangers

Crucial for temperature regulation in various applications, face reduced thermal efficiency when struvite forms on their surfaces, impacting overall system performance. Reactors, used in numerous chemical and biological processes, can experience reduced mixing efficiency and process imbalances due to struvite buildup on their internal components. 


Lastly, centrifuges, vital for separation processes, are prone to efficiency loss and operational interruptions when struvite clogs their rotating parts. In each case, struvite’s presence demands regular maintenance and cleaning, often requiring specialized treatment methods to restore equipment functionality and protect against further accumulation. 



  • Biodegradable
  • Dissolves 2.2 lbs of scale per gallon of RYDLYME
  • NSF/ANSI 60 certified
  • Non-corrosive and safe for personnel

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