Membrane Cleaning News

  • Biorem announces strategic partnership to market ultrafiltration membranes

    Biorem Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) (“BIOREM” or “the Company”) announces that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Tus-Material Group to market globally their ultrafiltration membranes. Ultrafiltration membranes provide a barrier to contaminants in water including suspended solids and pathogens such as cryptosporidium, E. coli, and viruses. Tus-Material Group membranes ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Genairclean – the power of microbubbles

    Since Asif Sheikh joined Genesys from Nalco in April 2016 he has been consistently impressed with our unique cleaners and especially our patented approach of using microbubbles for enhanced membrane cleaning. The Genairclean system combines Genesol 704 (an alkaline detergent) with surfactant, chelant and effervescent reagents and uses a ‘Genairator’ to add air, creating microbubbles ...

  • NXFiltration: next generation membranes

    While production has started at the brand new factory of NXFiltration, development of an exciting product continuous: hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes! NXFiltration – a spin-off from Twente University – has worked on new recipes for ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes for the last two years. The company wants to distinguish itself with their unique ...


    By Convergence Industry B.V.

  • Water purification membrane chemical experts, Genesys, win their third Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    For the third time its 15-year history, specialist chemicals manufacturer, Genesys International, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award honours the company’s achievements in international trade. Genesys International has previously won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Export in 2005 and another Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade in ...

  • Kuriverter IK 110 – biofilm control agent for membranes – the latest revolution in Reverse Osmosis treatment

    Kuriverter IK 110 is a biofilm control agent that offers you the unique and patented solution against the biological grow in Membrane Systems. The use of the product has a direct impact in the reduction of the cleaning processes and the cost factor for man power, chemicals and standby times, that leads to a reduction of the total cost of operation. See more information ...


    By Kurita

  • Puraflex - Hydrocarbon and Chemical Resistant Barrier Membrane

    Puraflex is a new chemical resistant barrier membrane material resistant to hydrocarbons and toxic industrial chemicals. Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd is a manufacturer of chemical protective clothing materials and membranes resistant to chemical and biological warfare agents. Developed specifically as a chemical barrier membrane, Puraflex’s patented technology ...

  • Genasol 21cellulose acetate cleaner

    Membrane manufacturers specify strict parameters for membrane cleaning chemical use, including pH and temperature. Extremes of alkalinity and temperature can result in hydrolysis of the cellulose acetate, or polyamide, rejection layer of a membrane. Cellulose acetate is extremely sensitive to pH, and most membrane manufacturers recommend a pH of between of 3 and 9 for cleaning. These limitations ...

  • The best alternative to the protection of the UF membranes

    Problem The public swimming pools are continuously used during all the week for many people for making sport, amusement or relax. In these installations, the visual aspect and the sanitary conditions must be guaranteed all the time.  In indoor public pools, even with the mandatory previous shower and the use of swimming cap, there are in the water suspended ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Autopsies of the quarter

    Recently we’ve been looking back at records of some of the heaviest membranes that have been sent to our labs for autopsy.  In January, Max Fazel received a membrane that should have weighed 16.5kg (36lbs) but actually topped the scales at 32.9kg (72lbs) due to heavy calcium sulphate scaling. After applying Genesol 701 high ionic strength acid cleaner with effervescent and ...

  • Biodegradable Cleaners by IPC

    International Products Corporations (IPC) is pleased to offer biodegradable, environmentally-friendly products that are alternatives to hazardous solvents and chemicals commonly used in precision cleaning operations.   IPC cleaners are safe for personnel, materials and equipment, and the environment; yet powerful enough to remove the most difficult soils.  The cleaners meet the USDA ...

  • NREL to Collaborate with Small Clean Energy Businesses as Part of DOE Pilot Program

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help the first group of small clean energy businesses advance their products under the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched last July by DOE. NREL is one of nine national laboratories participating in the pilot, which will fund up to $20 million in vouchers to eligible small businesses. To overcome the ...

  • American Membrane Technology Association events

    From 1-4 February we were at the AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition in San Antonio, Texas. There were over 90 exhibitors and 140 papers presented. There was even a session in Spanish, where Fernando del Vigo presented a paper entitled ‘What’s New in RO Membrane Cleaning? Micro-Bubbles and High Ionic Strength Effervescent Cleaners Enhance RO Membrane Foulant ...

  • Specially Formulated Cleaners for Tanks, Instruments, Labware, Mixers and Membranes

    Burlington, New Jersey, USA: International Products Corporation (IPC) has a full line of powerful cleaning products ideal for use in the pharmaceutical, medical device, laboratory, food and beverage, cosmetic, water recycling, wastewater, textile and chemical industries. IPC's free-rinsing, precision cleaners are effective in a wide variety of cleaning applications. Highly concentrated; an ...

  • The solution Kuriverter RC concept - Rejuvenation of membranes

    The most innovative products on the market today will come under the spotlight at the Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition (Nov 3-6, 2015). Kurita registered for the Aquatech Innovation Award with Kuriverter RC! Kurita provides a new possibility to make the damage by oxidation and hydrolysis of RO membranes reversible without the need for membrane replacement. PA-membranes can be rejuvenated in < 5 ...


    By Kurita

  • MBR Expansion For Glanbia

    A submerged membrane treatment plant installed by wastewater treatment experts Jacopa is still providing outstanding treated water quality for the Glanbia dairy in Kilkenny, 15 years after it went into operation. A further upgrade was also completed in 2006 to accommodate an increase in production. In 2013 Glanbia needed an improved level of biological treatment capacity to enable its ...


    By Jacopa Limited

  • A New Way to Determine Fouling

    A new ASTM test method serves as an important option in determining the potential of particulate matter to cause fouling in pressure-driven membrane processes used in water treatment. ASTM members say that this new alternative (soon to be published as D8002, Test Method for Modified Fouling Index (MFI-0.45) of Water) will help end the struggle to entirely change an existing test method (D4189, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Another busy week at atg UV Technology

    Another busy week at atg UV Technology. A successful FAT test and completion of a GOST certified UV Disinfection skid package for the sterilization of sea water that will protect and increase the life of RO membranes at the AGIP, Ozen Port Production Base, Kashagan Oil Field. For further information on how UV treatment can significantly improve the life of RO membranes, please contact Paul ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • SBIR/STTR FY16 Phase 1 Release 1 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cell Membrane Topics

    The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Topics, including hydrogen production from organic waste streams and fuel cell membranes, through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Hydrogen Production—Novel research and development to develop microbial ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Global RO Membrane Market to Grow at 7% CAGR to 2019

    Reverse Osmosis is a technology that uses a semi-permeable membrane to remove dissolved salts or organic molecules. The water is pushed under pressure through the membrane, which allows the passage of water molecules but prevents the dissolved salts and bacteria to pass through. A high-pressure pump is used to apply the required pressure for carrying out the process, and depends on the salt ...


  • pH-neutral membrane cleaning advances

    Max Fazel has been beavering away at our UK lab looking at alternatives to the commonly-used ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) with a comparable cleaning effect but a much improved environmental profile. He has come up with a very interesting new neutral pH formulation that is extremely effective at removing organics, clay, biofilm and iron. This makes it suitable for cleaning cellulose ...

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