Fouling Cleaning Ultrasound Technology

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April 2021
Headquarters 00130 Helsinki, Finland

Fouling Cleaning Ultrasound Technology - Software-guided sustainable power ultrasound solution to keep industrial production equipment constantly clean without stopping production or using toxic chemicals

Altum's solution purpose is to clean and/or prevent fouling within industrial production equipment such as pipelines, heat exchangers, evaporators, valves and more, without the need to stop production or use toxic chemicals to achieve this. This is done via Altum's software-guided high-power ultrasound solution. The plug and play system is clamped on externally so there is no need to make changes to the target equipment in order to apply the solution. Fouled industrial equipment is known to be a big contributor to greenhouse emissions as more energy is needed to keep up with production needs when the equipment is dirty. This means that in addition to allowing a non-stop production and product quality enhancements thanks to clean production infrastructure, industrial companies such as e.g. LafargeHolcim can reduce and have better control of their CO2 and NO2 emissions.

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Key features

  • Can improve energy efficiency by more than 50%
  • Depending on the case, the number of mechanical and/or chemical cleanings has been reduced between 70% to 100%
  • Altum's high-power ultrasound is 1000 times more powerful than other externally applied ultrasound device for industrial use
  • 100% chemical free solution - No need to use toxic chemicals to clean or prevent fouling, hence safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers
  • Reduction of CO2 and NO2 emissions
  • Altum's solution allows a non-polluting sustainable production, due to energy efficiency increase and conservation of natural resources as 0% extra water is needed to clean fouling


  • Depending on the case, payback time can be between 6 months to 3 years
  • Depending on the case, a 100% savings in chemicals purchasing for fouling cleaning/prevention can be achieved

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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