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DOW FILMTEC BW30-440i Membrane

Product Description

Uses for FILMTEC BW30-440i Membrane Elements

The DOW FILMTEC BW30-440i element is a high-productivity element combining the highest active membrane area available with the high rejection BW30 membrane. It is designed to minimize capital expenses in high-purity industrial water applications without increasing operating flux. The elements uses iLEC™ interlocking end caps which reduce system operating costs and the risk of o-ring leaks that can cause poor water quality.

Advantages:

  • High rejection gives good water quality
  • durable with good cleanability for long element life
  • Filmtec Performance and quality

Operating Limits

  • Membrane Type Polyamide Thin-Film Composite
  • Maximum Operating Temperaturea 113°F (45°C)
  • Maximum Operating Pressure 600 psig (41 bar)
  • Maximum Pressure Drop 15 psig (1.0 bar)
  • pH Range, Continuous Operation 2 - 11
  • pH Range, Short-Term Cleaning (30 min.) 1 - 13
  • Maximum Feed Flow 85 gpm (19 m3/hr)
  • Maximum Feed Silt Density Index SDI 5
  • Free Chlorine Tolerance <0.1 ppm

Important Information

Proper start-up of reverse osmosis water treatment systems is essential to prepare the membranes for operating service and to prevent membrane damage due to overfeeding or hydraulic shock. Following the proper start-up sequence also helps ensure that system operating parameters conform to design specifications so that system water quality and productivity goals can be achieved.


Before initiating system start-up procedures, membrane pretreatment, loading of the membrane elements, instrument calibration and other system checks should be completed. Please refer to the application information literature entitled “Start-Up Sequence” (Form No. 609-02077) for more information.

Operation Guidelines

Avoid any abrupt pressure or cross-flow variations on the spiral elements during start-up, shutdown, cleaning or other sequences to prevent possible membrane damage. During start-up, a gradual change from a standstill to operating state is recommended as follows:

  • Feed pressure should be increased gradually over a 30-60 second time frame.
  • Cross-flow velocity at set operating point should be achieved gradually over 15-20 seconds.
  • Permeate obtained from first hour of operation should be discarded.

General Information

  • Keep elements moist at all times after initial wetting.
  • If operating limits and guidelines given in this bulletin are not strictly followed, the DOW™ FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Three-Year Prorated Limited Warranty (Form No. 609-35010) will be null and void.
  • To prevent biological growth during prolonged system shutdowns, it is recommended that membrane elements be immersed in a preservative solution.
  • The customer is fully responsible for the effects of incompatible chemicals and lubricants on elements.
  • Maximum pressure drop across an entire pressure vessel (housing) is 50 psi (3.4 bar).
  • Avoid static permeate-side backpressure at all times.

 

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Specifications

Product Part number Active area ft2 (m2) Feed spacer thickness (mil) Permeate flow rate gpd (m3/d) Stabilized salt rejection (%) Minimum salt rejection (%)
BW30-440i 249107 440 (41) 28 11,500 (43) 99.50% 99.00%

1. Permeate flow and salt rejection based on the following standard conditions: 2,000 ppm NaCl, 225 psi (15.5 bar), 77°F (25°C), pH 8 and 15% recovery.
2. Flow rates for individual elements may vary but will be no more than 15% below the value shown.
3. Sales specifications may vary as design revisions take place.
4. Active area guaranteed +/-3%. Active area as stated by Dow is not comparable to nominal membrane area often stated by some manufacturers. Measurement method described in Form No. 609-00434.

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Features

The DOW™ FILMTEC™ BW30-440i element is a high-productivity element combining the highest active membrane area in the industry with the high rejection BW30 membrane. It is designed to minimize capital expenses in high-purity industrial water applications without increasing operating flux.

 

  • Produces 10% more water compared to the DOW FILMTEC BW30-400 element at the same operating pressure and high rejection, enabling lower capital expense for new systems, or increased water production in an existing system.
  • Includes iLEC™ interlocking endcaps, which reduce system operating costs and the risk of o-ring leaks that can cause poor water quality.
  • Designed using an industry standard 1.125 inch ID permeate tube for interchangeability with other brackish water elements.
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Ideal Applications Include:
Industrial water demineralization
Production of municipal drinking water
Water reuse

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