Membrane Cleaning News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Increase efficiencies in wine production with Eaton at SIMEI 2015

    The Filtration Division of power management company Eaton is showing an extensive range of filtration products at the SIMEI trade show in Milan, Italy, from November 3 to 6 (stand R30, hall 11). Visitors to the stand can meet Eaton’s experts to learn more about how to increase efficiencies throughout the wine production process while helping wine retain its color and taste. ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • atech innovations gmbh attends POLLUTEC 2014

    This year again, atech innovations gmbh will take part in one of theleading general shows about the environment and energy industries in Europe, the 26th POLLUTEC in Lyon/France. atech innovations gmbh, based in Gladbeck, has been active since 1989 in the distribution and, since 1992, also in in the development and production of high-quality ceramic membranes for a wide ...


    By atech innovations gmbh

  • Damp proof membrane that offers easy, flexible installation

    Building Regulations Approved Document C (Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture) states; ‘floors next the ground should resist the passage of moisture to the upper surface of the floor’. Damp proof course in walls should link with damp proof membrane in floors. EPDM damp proof membrane as supplied by Russetts Developments Ltd is used for sealing buildings to ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Ligin 2014: Bio4Energy Presenters Acknowledged

    Bio4Energy would like to acknowledge its researchers who contributed a presentation to the Lignin 2014 conference, held 24-28 August at Umeå, Sweden. 'Smart' packaging designed to prolong the shelf-life of food Sandra Winestrand and colleagues at Umeå and Karlstad Universities Edited ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Dow TEQUATIC™ PLUS Fine Particle Filter Proves Effective in Multiple Customer Applications

    After its launch less than a year ago, TEQUATICTM PLUS fine particle filter from Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is already proving its value to customers across multiple applications in China. With its patented design, the TEQUATICTM PLUS filter combines the power of continuous cleaning, cross-flow filtration with centrifugal ...

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