Ultrafiltration Systems

Pure Aqua, Inc. manufactures a full line of Ultrafiltration Systems that removes suspended or particulate matter (including colloids & silt) from water. This solution is far more reliable than a conventional multi-media filter, which removes approximately 10 micron or larger of matter, where a UF membrane pore size ranges from 0.01 to 0.10 micron. In addition to superior turbidity removal, UF membranes efficiently remove bacteria and most viruses.

Ultrafiltration Systems

Ultrafiltration (UF) systems are systems that have diverse membrane filtrations where hydrostatic pressure pushes solvents against a very fine membrane. They block suspended particulates and solids that are large while water and solutes with a lower molecular weight are allowed to flow through the membrane. Industry and research employ this separation process for purifying and concentrating macromolecular (103 - 106 Da) solutions, which are usually protein solutions. Ultrafiltration is similar to microfiltration, nanofiltration or gas separation, except it differs in the molecule sizes it blocks.

To meet critical discharge criteria, ultrafiltration systems remove the need for clarifiers and multi-media filters. Effective ultrafiltration systems use membranes that can be immersed, back-flushable, and air scoured. Spiral wound UF/MF membranes offer excellent performance for the clarification of process water and waste water.

Ultrafiltration Systems Advantages

  • Superior filtration performance with high flux

  • Low fouling membrane modules

  • Very small nominal pore diameter (0.03 µm)

  • UF Outside-In or Inside-Out Configuration permits reduced plugging and higher solids loading

  • Efficiently removes bacteria and viruses

  • Basic, vertical, modular design permits low cost, compact systems

  • Occasionally back washed and air scoured to boost performance and removing the fouling layer to extend operating life

  • Effective membrane cleaning has a high chemical resistance and temperature tolerance

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