conventional media filtration Articles

  • Micro Media Filtration Proving Effective in Produced Water Softening Systems

    Having an eff ective, durable pretreatment system in advance of ion exchange produced-water softening systems is the fi rst, most critical line of defense – ensuring smooth, more troublefree performance downstream. It’s especially true when dealing with today’s ion exchange technologies, which require TSS (total suspended solids) of 0.1-0.5 mg/L and turbidities of 0.1-1 NTU ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Nanofiltration As a Post-Treatment at a Conventional Water Treatment Plant

    Introduction The Clifton Water District (Colorado) covers roughly 20 square miles stretching east of Grand Junction to Palisade, and extending south from I-70 to the Colorado River. The District has approximately 7,400 service connections serving a population of 30,000. Utilizing the Colorado River as its primary source, the District's Charles A. Strain Water Treatment Plant has a capacity of 12 ...


  • World’s largest compressible media filtration plant eliminates combined sewer overflows, with potential for dry-weather use

    The City of Springfield, Ohio, recently opened its 100 MGD enhanced high-rate treatment facility, designed to treat and disinfect combined high-volume stormwater and wastewater flows generated by wet-weather conditions. Utilizing EPA-documented Compressible Media Filtration technology – FlexFilter™ from WesTech – the system can also provide tertiary filtration and disinfection ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

    The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable filtration efficiency, it conceals an inherent drawback, the disadvantages of which relate mainly to the backwashing mechanism. The ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Rolled Filters Move Filtration in a New Direction

    When selecting filtration technology, industrial users have long wrestled with the tradeoffs of dirt-holding capacity versus particle selectivity or quick-and-dirty change-outs versus process time. For many applications, a self-contained rolled filter offers an effective solution to both problems. Constructed with polypropylene hardware and various media in a spiral-wound design, rolled filters ...

  • Membrane fouling and performance evaluation of conventional membrane bioreactor (MBR), moving biofilm MBR and oxic/anoxic MBR

    In this study, three laboratory scale submerged membrane bioreactors (MBRs) comprising a conventional MBR (C-MBR), moving bed MBR (MB-MBR) and anoxic-oxic MBR (A/O-MBR) were continuously operated with synthesized domestic wastewater (chemical oxygen demand, COD = 500 mg/L) for 150 days under similar operational and environmental conditions. Kaldnes® plastic media with 20% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Crossflow Membrane Filtration High-Purity Water Systems

    INTRODUCTION As the electronics industry continues to provide us with such products as high resolution television, notebook size portable computers and cars with automatic navigation systems, it becomes necessary to produce semiconductors with finer device geometries to allow for efficient placement of more circuits per a given area. This requires increased control of a semiconductor's material ...

  • Non-woven electrostatic media for chromatographic separation of biological particles

    The filtration and separation of biological particles has been estimated as 40% of the cost in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Liquid chromatography that is the principal method for separating biological particles uses a permanent phase of ultrafine adsorbent particles such as porous silica or resin spheres with particle sizes down to about 1 micron. Speed and resolution are two competing ...


    By Argonide Corporation

  • Effective production of rapid filters with polystyrene granules as a media filter

    In conventional water treatment stations, the filter cleaning is performed with the use of filtered water. To save water and obtain higher production, the use of polystyrene (PS) beads has been proposed as a granular filter element because it is a granular element with a low specific mass. By being lightweight, this material requires a lower water velocity during backwash. The PS beads were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New developments in filter cartridges for reverse osmosis pre-filtration

    Reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment systems are designed to reduce suspended solids to a level that will provide the most suitable conditions for the performance of the membrane system. Depending upon the quality of the feed water, pretreatment may include settlement, clarification, multi-media filtration, and chemical treatment. However, sediment pre-filtration is always required to ensure that ...

  • Keeping Water Soft -- Next Generation Filtration for the Oil & Gas Industry

    There is a need in many segments of the oil and gas production industry for an improvement in water filtration over traditional methods. This is especially true since the trend in oil and gas production is toward tighter, less permeable reservoirs and greater use of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques, many of which involve injecting water into oil reservoirs. In order to protect ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Urban water reuse: microbial pathogens control by direct filtration and ultraviolet disinfection

    Physicochemical treatment efficiency for unrestricted urban water reuse was evaluated at a conventional activated-sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Pilot plant set-up consisted of an alum coagulation step, granular media upflow flocculation and direct downflow dual-media filtration followed by ultraviolet disinfection (dose of 95 mJ cm−2). Optimum aluminum sulfate dosage of 10 mg ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental study on non-woven filamentous fibre micro-filter with high filtration speed

    A laboratory study was undertaken to pursue the filter performance of a micro-filter module employing highly porous fibre media under a high filtration rate (≥1,500 m/day), faster than that of any conventional filter process. The effects of filtration rate, head loss, raw water turbidity, and filter aid chemicals on filter performance were analysed. In spite of the extremely high ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • VSEP recycles used motor oil at 90°C providing a filtrate suitable for use as marine grade diesel fuel or lube oil feedstock

    A unique membrane filtration system was installed in July 2001 at a major waste oil re-refining operation in Portland, Oregan. The system manufactured by New Logic Research, Inc. of Emeryville, California near San Francisco, is being used to process used crankcase waste oil and produce filtrate that can be sold as a higher value bunker oil. The V��SEP, (Vibratory Shear Enhanced ...


    By New Logic Research, Inc.

  • Control of metal oxide fouling in reverse osmosis

    High levels of iron and manganese, along with large quantities of dissolved gases in the wells created concern for the viability of a conventional desalination design for the proposed City of Camarillo groundwater desalination facility. To identify viable pre-treatment process(es) for the control of metal oxide fouling in reverse osmosis, a 12-month pilot study was undertaken. The pilot study ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • Control of metal oxide fouling in reverse osmosis

    High levels of iron and manganese, along with large quantities of dissolved gases in the wells created concern for the viability of a conventional desalination design for the proposed City of Camarillo groundwater desalination facility. To identify viable pre-treatment process(es) for the control of metal oxide fouling in reverse osmosis, a 12-month pilot study was undertaken. The pilot study ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • Benefits of membrane technology

    For years, coagulation and flocculation, along with settling and granular media filtration, sand filters, and precoat filters using diatomaceous earth, have been the “standard” for removing contaminants from water sources. However, since the early 1990’s membrane filtration has gained momentum and is now considered mainstream technology for this purpose. Advances in material science and membrane ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • Full Scale Application of MIEX® DOC Resin at the 30 MGD Wanneroo Ground Water Treatment Plant

    Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is a city with a population of over 1.3 million people. Over half of the drinking water supply is sourced from groundwater supplies. Prior to the MIEX® pre-treatment upgrade, the 225 MLD Wanneroo GWTP relied upon conventional aeration, alum coagulation, sedimentation and dual media filtrationprocesses to treat water sourced from a combination of ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Fulvic acid degradation using nanoparticle TiO2 in a submerged membrane photocatalysis reactor

    The degradation of fulvic acid (FA) by nanoparticle TiO2 in a submerged membrane photocatalysis (SMPC) reactor was studied. In this reactor, photocatalytic oxidation and membrane separation co-occured. The continuous air supplier provided O2 for the photocatalytical reaction and mixed the solution through an airflow controller. The particle TiO2 could automatically settle due to gravity without ...


    By IOS Press

  • Treating Industrial Water with Membrane Technology

    A variety of industries are finding that it makes sense to reevaluate the way they treat industrial process water, both to improve the quality of their products and increase the efficiency of their processes. Purification systems utilizing crossflow membrane filtration, such as reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) or ultrafiltration (UF) can be a good alternative to traditional filtration ...


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