80+% gain in productivity

ODYZYME, a simple yet effective solution for fighting the growth of mollusks in your make-up water systems.



CBR Lixhe, Belgium

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Type of system

Screen rake: site make-up water

20,000 cu.ft./hr

Cement works

Client challenge

The existence and the proliferation of mussels, clams and other types of mollusks are a common problem in direct refrigeration equipment that uses seawater and/or freshwater.

Water pumping introduces larvae into the refrigeration system that could latch onto to its internal surfaces.

Because they are smaller than 0.1 mm, it is virtually impossible to limit treatment to a simple filtration process. Combination with a chemical treatment is a must.

Once attached, the mollusks spread to the point of blocking the passage of water (“growth” cycle of 6-7 hours).

The system’s output is heavily affected by this, requiring corrective maintenance every 2-3 days. There is a buffer tank of make-up water to reduce the risk of an interruption of production. But that stagnant water alters the quality of production (the tank must be regularly maintained).

The combination of all of these factors is a sure source of major losses in productivity, costing more than €100K.

ODYSSEE’s solution

ODYZYME is a comprehensive innovative, biodegradable and organic solution developed by ODYSSEE to keep your networks in good working order.

It is an alternative to traditional methods that use chlorine- or bromine-based oxidants, in addition to scale-inhibiting and anti-corrosion agents.

ODYZYME is a film-forming treatment that covers every surface on a molecular level.

This non-oxidizing, dispersing surfactant formula protects networks against biological clogging, scaling, corrosion and the growth of mollusks.

ODYZYME is injected upstream from the system, one to three times a day, depending on the condition of the network.

Accuracy controls are performed during the injection phase, at the point farthest from the injection point. A residual presence of amines ensures the correct levels for treatment.

In conclusion

The site’s gains measured up to expectations: 

  • No more emergency cleanings of screen rakes
  • Almost no need to use water from the buffer tank
  • Qualitative gains
  • Economic gains of more than 80%, estimated at approximately €80K.