membrane cleaner Articles

  • Micro-90 Effective Filter Membrane Cleaner for Wastewater Treatment Operations

    The care and cleaning of filter membranes is essential to the success of many water treatment systems.  International Products Corporation (IPC) manufactures a line of membrane cleaners effective at restoring 100% flux at safe pH ranges.  One of IPC’s customers treats industrial wastewater generated by the engine plant of a major automotive ...

  • The Chemistry of Membrane Cleaning

    International Products Corporation (IPC), incorporated in 1923, manufactures specialty chemicals. IPC has over 30 years experience making and selling membrane cleaners and formulated lubricants to industry. IPC is the proud recipient of the 2013 Environmental Innovation award by the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment. All products are manufactured in the New Jersey headquarters and are ...

  • Air filtration applications for membranes

    Given their unique performance attributes membranes are finding use in a growing number of high efficiency air filtration applications. One example is in respirators and personal protective equipment. Applications where intense physical demands and risk of exposure to harmful contaminants are present demand the high efficiency / low pressure drop combination of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene ...

  • White Paper - Four Membrane Cleaning Profile

    Four Membrane Cleaning Profiles With Micro-90® Alkaline Cleaning Solution, Micro® Green Clean Biodegradable Cleaner And Micro® A07 Citric Acid Cleaner SUMMARY Fouling and cleaning profiles of four types of filter membranes were obtained using MICRO-90®, MICRO® GREEN CLEAN and/or MICRO® A07. Simulated fouling processes were performed by using either a ...

  • Membrane chemical cleaning: from art to science

    Membrane chemical cleaning is an integral part of operation for micro- and ultrafiltration systems in the water industry and has significant impact on process operations. However, this issue has not been adequately addressed primarily for two reasons: 1) cleaning protocols are typically recommended from membrane manufacturers and some cleaners are proprietary; 2) the issues of membrane fouling ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • Crossflow Membrane Filtration Applications in the Beverage Industry

    Abstract The use of crossflow membrane separation technology in the beverage industry has gone from a 'unique processing' approach to a standard unit process for many manufacturers. Applications such as replacement of troublesome diatomaceous earth (DE) filters for juice clarification have been highly successful. Employing reverse osmosis (RO) for apple juice concentration produces potential ...


  • Genairclean RO membrane cleaning - Case Study

    Trial Period September 2013 to May 2014 Site Water Reuse system, UK Background A Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis (BWRO) system with a history of rapid and consistent membrane fouling was selected to trial the new ‘Genairclean’ micro-bubble multi-mechanism RO membrane cleaning method. The plant reclaims process ...

  • Microbubble RO membrane cleaning reduces fouling on WWRO plant.

    Over the last ten years there have been significant developments in new devices for energy recovery, new membrane materials, and new sizes and orientations of reverse osmosis (RO) plants, all designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency. The fundamental issue of keeping membrane surfaces clean to ensure efficient RO plant operation has seen relatively few recent developments. This is ...

  • RO membrane cleaning past, present, future - innovations for improving RO plant operating efficiency

    Abstract This paper reviews current thinking on reverse osmosis (RO) membrane cleaning. It challenges preconceptions and describes novel approaches for the removal of foulants and scale deposits from membrane surfaces. Applying membrane cleaning early in the fouling process before deposits can become compressed is advocated. Waiting until membranes are so fouled that they have a drop ...

  • Cleaning biofouled membranes early improves plant operation. Comparison of autopsy and cleaning results on a small BWRO and large SWRO

    Abstract It is a fact that all new reverse osmosis membranes start to foul as soon as they start operation. The only variable is the rate at which they foul. Most RO plants operate at a differential pressure (ΔP) of 1.5 - 3 bar. Cleaning usually occurs when the ΔP is 10-15% above the design specification. This paper explores the benefits of early identification of foulants ...

  • RO membrane cleaning using microbubbles at 6,800m3/day Wastewater RO Plant in UAE.

    It is well known that any fouling of the membrane surface has a dramatic effect on energy consumption and plant efficiency; this is particularly true for waste water RO plants due to the higher fouling rate. Such fouling can be very difficult to clean using commodity chemicals or even speciality chemicals. This paper explores the use of a novel cleaning process designed to increase the ...

  • Research papers: safe use of Microbubbles for removal of RO Membrane Fouling - Case Study

    For full downloadable report Abstract The authors have shown a dramatic improvement in cleaning efficiency when effervescent cleaning reagents are used in conjunction with bubbles created using a specially designed microbubble generator. One potential problem associated with this new technique ...

  • White Paper - CIP Guidelines For Using IPC Detergents

    Cip Guidelines For Membrane Cleaning With Micro-90® Concentrated Cleaning Solution, Micro® Green Clean Biodegradable Cleaner, Micro® Ao7 Concentrated Citric Acid Cleaner, Zymit® Pro Enzyme CleanerWhen one of the following conditions occur, the membranes should be cleaned: a. Flux rate decreases by 10% b. Trans-membrane pressure (TMP) increases by 10% c. Permeate water ...

  • Cleaning Solutions for the Food Industry

    International Products Corporation (IPC) offers a full line of free-rinsing precision concentrated cleaners that are effective in a wide range of critical cleaning applications. An economical 1-2% concentration in water is effective for most cleaning applications.  Typical uses include removing protein, starch, grease, fat, gum, oil and baked on soil ...

  • HS-200 Stands the test of heavy manufacturing

    A manufacturer of aircraft component generates a free and emulsified oily wastewater, which results from their machining, milling, cutting, and other operations. Presently, they are using skimmers and dissolved air flotation to remove oil from the water. To remove their heavy metals they follow up with flocculation, precipitation and clarification. Due to the rapidly ...


    By Hydrosil International

  • Sustainable desalination technologies for future

    This paper deals with some aspects concerning the dual objectives of cost-effectiveness and favourable environmental impact of desalination plants, resulting in a sustainable alternative source of fresh water for future needs. These include some case studies on the use of waste heat for the thermal desalination plants, replacement of conventional pre-treatments in membrane plants with cleaner ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nano this and Nano that?

    Several terms, each with the prefix “nano-”, are now in use in the fields of filtration and its related separation processes, and it is important to be able to differentiate among their nuances of meaning. Firstly, there is nanometer itself, from which the others derive, and which is precise, measuring one thousandth of a micrometer or one millionth of a millimeter. It is thus a very ...

  • Chlor-Alkali Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Cigarette smoke: size distribution and effects on filters

    Cigarette smoke is an important aerosol in the air filtration industry and research. It is an unwanted aerosol and therefore there are many applications for air filtration (ex. cigarette filters, residential and commercial ventilation filters, home air cleaners). Cigarette smoke is especially important to air filter performance for several reasons. First, the size of cigarette smoke particles ...

  • Spiral-Wound Sepralators: The Range of Options

    Introduction Spiral-wound membrane elements (sepralators) were used mainly for basic water purification until the mid to late 1970s, when broader uses began to receive attention. New applications often required special consideration such as; sanitary construction for the dairy industry, high temperature for food processes and waste streams, and high pressure capability for desalination. In ...


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