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Focus on Microfiltration Part 2: Filter Longevity and Filter Selection
Last month, we described the considerations associated with predicting filter service life and how total throughput can be estimated through experimentation. In this second installment, we will examine four filter selection strategies for maximizing service life in continuous-use applications. These aspects consider chemical compatibility, temperature, binding characteristics, and pore size. At the most basic level, selecting filters that are compatible with the application’s chemistry is the key to...
What are the best companies for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Systems?
For industrial facilities looking to reverse osmosis (RO) or nanofiltration (NF) membrane systems for their purification and/or separation technology needs, an important question to consider is,“What are the best companies for reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane systems?” While SAMCO is confident our custom-designed and engineered RO and NF treatment solutions are some of the best in the industry, we also realize we might not be the best fit for everyone and believe it’s important for...
Using a Walnut Shell Filter as an RO Protection Filter
The purity of boiler feed water can be a critical part of the manufacturing process. This water needs to be free from contaminants in order for the boiler to operate correctly, without frequent shutdown for maintenance. For this reason, a membrane filtration train is frequently used. Unfortunately, the exposure of plant water to the manufacturing process means that the feed water can be contaminated with both high levels of oils and solid material. Frequently, the membrane filtration will need an upstream filter,...
Reverse Osmosis vs Nanofiltration Membrane Process: What Is the Difference?
Reverse osmosis (RO) and Nanofiltration (NF) are physical separation technologies used to remove contaminates from liquid streams. In recent years, RO/NF technologies have become more efficient and affordable for use across a variety of industrial applications, including potable water generation and the treatment of brackish water, seawater, and wastewater. If you’re wondering what filtration options might be available for separation and/or potable water generation at an industrial facility, you might be...
Do You Need a Microfiltration or Ultrafiltration Membrane System for Your Plant?
Determining whether or not an industrial plant needs a microfiltration (MF) and/or ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system isn’t always as straightforward as it seems. While these systems are not essential for every industrial process, when thoughtfully implemented within an intake, process, or waste stream, they can go a long way in improving a facility’s efficiency and/or cutting operational costs. Once installed, MF/UF systems are generally inexpensive to run, demanding minimal energy, with maintenance...