Ultrafiltration systems can be engineered and designed in several possible combinations based on the application and source water quality. There are different membrane materials, membrane shapes, flow types, and configurations.
Which process should you choose for your application?
One facet of technological advancement is attempting to mitigate the more glaring issues that consistently crop up due to the nature of a system process. Of course, even with decades of improvement nothing is infallible. In this article, we will discuss the common issues that can occur using UF filtration systems.
Ultrafiltration (UF) water treatment systems have many possible combinations between the types of membrane configurations, flow patterns, aeration, and submergence. Each design consideration for a UF system has its own benefits that would work for a particular industrial/commercial application, and disadvantages that would work against it.
A municipal water utility follows a straightforward method for providing clean water to its residents: It pulls water out of a nearby river, filters out the impurities, and then funnels the water into a reservoir to be ready when residents turn on their taps. The water provider needed to improve sand filter consistency and boost performance of its overall fleet of filters in its water treatment plant. To do this, it needed to identify and monitor for poor filter performance while prioritizing filter maintenance.
When designing anything, whether it be a machine, a program, or a process, there are always a few key factors to consider that can determine the validity of the design. Over the past decade, water and wastewater treatment methods have been focused on developing solutions for the water scarcity epidemic with additional emphasis on sustainability. Seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant design requires careful analysis with several criteria to consider in the design of these systems.
Using seawater desalination RO treatment systems, coastal communities and island nations can achieve clean and safe water. So why do some countries utilize this advanced treatment technology, while others do not?
A large treatment plant includes several treatment processes that contribute to providing quality recycled water pursuant to the state of California Title 22 regulations. Major treatment processes include raw wastewater pumping, preliminary treatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment with Parkson DynaSand® filters, and disinfection.
The Basin Creek Reservoir in Butte, MT served its community with pristine water from both sides of the Continental Divide for nearly 100 years. In 2010, a pine beetle infestation killed most of the trees surrounding the reservoir, many of which fell into the water, increasing the natural organic matter (NOM) level.
WesTech granular activated carbon (GAC) contactors are an effective means for removal of low-molecular-weight contaminants from aqueous solutions.
Shelco’s High Flow filter housings are designed for flow rates up to 500 gallons per minute in a single element configuration. We offer the multi-round configurations in 2 through 12 round, providing flows up to 3,500 GPM, in horizontal or vertical configurations. The horizontal design provides ease of operation and cartridge change-outs. High Flow housings also allow for a smaller foot print and greater flow rates over standard 2.5″ diameter cartridges.
MRI Inclined Plate Settlers have proven to provide unsurpassed clarifier function. The unique, patented hydraulic Flow Control Deck distributes flow evenly across the entire system. This enables a consistent flow rate and low turbidity throughout the sedimentation process and produces high quality effluent with less than 1 NTU to meet/exceed regulations.
I.M.S® 200 and I.M.S® 1000 media retainers from Leopold – designed to improve the efficiency and reliability of both water and wastewater filtration systems.