ro filter membrane cleaning Articles

  • Self-Cleaning Pre-Filtration for RO Membrane Systems

    ABSTRACT A few years ago physical processes could only remove suspended solids from a water stream. Recent advances in technology now allow the removal of selected molecules and ions from a water stream by physical means using membranes. The membrane process has recently become very efficient and economically feasible for many industrial, commercial, municipal and even residential customers. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Self-Cleaning Pre-Filtration for RO and Other Membrane Systems

    Abstract A few years ago physical processes could only remove suspended solids from a water stream. Recent advances in technology now allow the removal of selected molecules and ions from a water stream by physical means using membranes. The membrane process has recently become very efficient and economically feasible for many industrial, commercial, municipal and even residential customers. ...

  • RO Feedwater: Treat It Right

    Summary Crossflow membrane filtration systems, such as reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) or ultrafiltration (UF), are good alternatives to traditional filtration and chemical treatment. However, to get the best performance from them, careful attention must be paid to feedwater conditions. Pretreating feedwater can lengthen the life of membrane elements, improve the quality of the ...

  • RO monitors and Controllers: pros and cons

    A look at a range of devices for watching TDS. One major question a potential customer may ask before they purchase a point-of-use/point-of-entry (POU/POE) water treatment system is, “How often will I need to change the filter?” Maintenance and service are directly related to two of their major concerns: money and health. People don’t want to spend money unnecessarily, yet they ...


    By HM Digital, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • AMIAD’s Filtomat Microfiber for RO Pre-Treatment

    In this feature article, we outline the effectiveness of Amiad Filtomat Microfiber automatic self cleaning filter technology when used in reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment for the production of potable water. The Filtomat provides effective prefiltration of various water sources prior to RO. We examine how the pre-filtration technology operates and how it can be integrated into a RO system. We ...

  • Self-Cleaning Filtration for Pretreatment of Membrane, UV and Ozone Water Treatment Systems

    Recent field data has shown the effectiveness of automatic self-cleaning filters in removing suspended solids down to less than 3 microns in size without flocculents, pre-coats or granulated media. Pre-treatment of ozone systems is often needed to remove organic solids that would utilize high amounts of ozone during oxidation leaving little for complete disinfection. Selfcleaning screen filters ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Permeability decline in nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membranes fed with municipal wastewater treated by a membrane bioreactor

    Decline in the permeability in nanofiltration (NF)/reverse osmosis (RO) membranes that filtered effluents from a membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating municipal wastewater was investigated in this study. Four different 2-inch spiral-wound NF/RO membrane elements were continuously operated for 40 days. The results showed that the amount of deposits on the membrane surface did not affect the degree ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Zhuhai --a membrane based water treatment plant

    The Facility At the time it was built, the Guangdong Zhuhai Power Station set a number of firsts for China. Not only was it the largest thermal power plant in terms of unit size , it was the first to use Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment and it was the first to be financed without a multilateral or government guarantee. Zhuhai was also EPC Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ first turnkey ...

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    ABSTRACT As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...

  • QUA`s Q-SEP Ultrafiltration Membranes Utilized at Hinduja Power Plant

    Overview Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag) is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India that has a growing need for a wider electricity network to serve its citizens and industrial activity. To address this need, Hinduja Power decided to build a 1040 MW coal fired power plant to provide power not only to Visakhapatnam, but also throughout the state and to other states in ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Surface modification of reverse osmosis membranes with zwitterionic polymer to reduce biofouling

    The zwitterionic homopolymer poly[2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl-dimethyl-(3-sulfopropyl) ammonium hydroxide was coated onto the surface of commercial polyamide reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. Aqueous solutions of the polymer at different concentrations were applied to modify the polyamide membranes through an in situ surface coating procedure. After membrane modification, cross-flow filtration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Two Case Histories of Industrial Water Reuse Via Membrane Technology

    Abstract This paper describes two successful applications of ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology used to reclaim water, reduce waste water discharge costs. The first case history covers oily waste water treatment at a major aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant. The second case describes treatment of waste water from a multi-plating bath section of a major ...


  • Biological filtration of poor quality brackish water reducing Reverse Osmosis membrane fouling

    Abstract A primary limitation in applying Reverse Osmosis (RO) is loss of performance caused by membrane fouling resulting from compounds that bacteria can use as energy or nutrient sources. When these compounds enter RO membranes, they are capable of sustaining extensive bacterial growths on the membrane sheets as well as within feed channel spacers. This leads to the entrapment of ...

  • Short- and long-term fouling characteristics of reverse osmosis membrane at full scale leachate treatment plant

    This research is focused on characterizing the foulants on a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane taken from a full-scale leachate treatment plant in Thailand. The system consists of a physico-chemical pre-treatment unit and RO system and has been in operation for 2 years. Ferric chloride (FeCl3) was added to the open-jet sedimentation tank at 2.0–2.5 g/l dosage for chemical coagulation. The supernatant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Understanding Crossflow Filtration

    There's a lot of attention being given to water availability and purity, with good reason. Obtaining enough water is a struggle in some areas. In others, water is tainted with contaminants. It is therefore predictable that regulations and economics will force careful water treatment and stress water re-use. Fortunately, there are water treatment methods that can help you meet the water quality ...


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