An innovative approach to high quality ice production has been adopted by the new Ice Palace in Moscow. In addition to hosting hockey matches, the arena also hosts many international events such as figure skating and short track competitions.
To achieve high quality standards for the ice that is used in large ice arenas, Gelios Star, a Russian OEM, has designed a state-of-the-art water treatment process. This process utilizes 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactor technology to take gasses and bubbles out of the water used to make the ice. Gasses in the water can produce a cloudy appearance in the ice which negatively impacts what the fans and TV cameras see during events held in the Ice Palace.