WATER MEMBRANES WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Small Footprint, Big Results: California Casino Wins With MBR

Quechan Casino Resort, a gaming facility located on Native American owned land in Winterhaven, California, began its wastewater treatment operations in January 2009.

Reliable Production Of High Quality Permeate For Irrigation

Following one of the driest periods on record in California, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley faced restricted water allocations.

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WATER MEMBRANES PRODUCTS

AltaPac™ Ultrafiltration Membrane Package System

AltaPac™ Ultrafiltration Membrane Package System

The AltaPac™ ultrafiltration membrane package system is designed as an economical ultrafiltration membrane treatment system that is both easy to use and simple to install. This versatile system can process flows up to 100 gpm on surface waters and 180 gpm on ground waters. The AltaPac™ can be upgraded by simply installing an additional module and changing the flow set point. The AltaPac™ systems are fully-functional, self-contained skids that have all of the features and benefits of the full-scale AltaFilter™, including automated operation and daily integrity tests. The AltaPac™ contains all the components necessary for a complete and operable water treatment system.

Trident® HS Package Water Treatment Plant

Trident® HS Package Water Treatment Plant

The Trident HS package water treatment plant provides multi-barrier protection for difficult-to-treat surface water, groundwater, industrial process water, and tertiary wastewater. The multi-barrier design of the Trident HS, which consists of packaged high-rate settling, adorption clarification, mixed media filtration and optional UV disinfection, is the latest improvement of the original Trident system.

Rotamat RPPS Centerfeed Drum Screen

Rotamat RPPS Centerfeed Drum Screen

The Rotamat® family of products has been the backbone of Huber Technology’s explosive growth in wastewater equipment worldwide from the very beginning. The heart of the idea has been the ability to create a reliable fine screen that provides screening, conveyance, washing, and compacting all combined into one robust and simple machine. Each of the versions of the Rotamat® screens is a Huber original design.

MEMCOR® XS - Submerged Membrane System

MEMCOR® XS - Submerged Membrane System

The Memcor® XS is a treatment unit which includes all equipment necesary to operate on a single skid.

MEMCOR® CS Submerged Membrane System

MEMCOR® CS Submerged Membrane System

The MEMCOR® CS system is based upon the solid foundation of the Memcor technology that has been proven in thousands of installations across all countries and markets. The high performance of MEMCOR CS system is ideal - and affordable - for municipal water, wastewater, industrial and water reuse treatment.

Dystor® Digester Gas Holder System

Dystor® Digester Gas Holder System

The Dystor® system from Evoqua, is a digester gas holder design that uses a dome-shaped, engineered membrane system to store methane gas, provide for sludge storage and prevent odors.

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WATER MEMBRANES PODCASTS

Chemical-Free AOP Technology

Chemical-Free AOP Technology

Most advanced oxidation processes require chemicals—but not Photo-Cat.

The Future Of Water: Reuse, Energy-Efficient Technologies On The Horizon

The Future Of Water: Reuse, Energy-Efficient Technologies On The Horizon

The U.S. should be paying attention to innovation happening in the water space worldwide, says Ryan Spanton of WesTech, in an interview with Water Online Radio.

The Growing Market For Membranes

The Growing Market For Membranes

Despite what many think, membrane systems are not complicated to operate, says Todd Hathaway of Kruger Inc.  In an interview with Water Online, Hathaway explains why taking the time to understand the technology is worthwhile.

“Indestructible” Membranes, Mobile Treatment Systems Make Water Recycling Easy

“Indestructible” Membranes, Mobile Treatment Systems Make Water Recycling Easy

Water reuse technology is quickly becoming the next big thing, says Bob Minella of Layne, a global water management, construction, and drilling company.

Changing Water Conditions Dictate ‘A Shift That Is Here To Stay’

Changing Water Conditions Dictate ‘A Shift That Is Here To Stay’

When it comes to potable water, the biggest problem is that there isn’t enough available — at least not in the drought-ridden Western states of the U.S.

Closed Circuit Desalination Simplifies Reverse Osmosis To Drive Down Energy Costs

Closed Circuit Desalination Simplifies Reverse Osmosis To Drive Down Energy Costs

As industry, agriculture and residential consumers compete for available freshwater sources, desalination continues to evolve as a viable process for increasing the available water pool. Industrial water is perhaps most critical as it accounts for as much as sixty percent of the freshwater being withdrawn in the United States today. Rising wastewater disposal costs, sustainability initiatives, and higher water efficiency standards are all fueling interest from industry in onsite brackish water reuse. However, municipal interest in water-stressed areas of the world is also on the rise.

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WATER MEMBRANES VIDEOS

New Membrane Technology Handles High Solids, Aids Water Reuse

New Membrane Technology Handles High Solids, Aids Water Reuse

As global conditions place more stress on water resources, a great deal of attention is being paid to water reuse technologies, particularly those that facilitate the reuse of the next level of difficult-to-treat or highly variable raw water sources.

Ozone Process Control Cuts Finished Water Cost by Nearly 40 Percent

Ozone Process Control Cuts Finished Water Cost by Nearly 40 Percent

Director Doug Neibauer of the North Burleigh Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in Bismarck, North Dakota talks about precisely matching ozone production to real-time demand.

Improve Efficiency & Lower Operating Costs in Process Water Treatment

Improve Efficiency & Lower Operating Costs in Process Water Treatment

Learn how Liqui-Cel can supplement or replace existing(Steam) Deaeration systems in power plants by removing dissolved oxygen without steam and chemicals to increase capacity and lower operating costs. This presentation describes Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactor technology, a cost-effective way to minimize corrosion and improve the efficiency of process water degasification systems.

The Benefits Of Reusing Wastewater

The Benefits Of Reusing Wastewater

Since water is an essential element in food or beverage operations, reusing it can reduce a business’s water usage ratios, help meet sustainability goals, lower supply risk and contribute to cost savings, making it a top priority for many companies today.

Rotamat RPPS Centerfeed Drum Screen

Rotamat RPPS Centerfeed Drum Screen

The Rotamat® family of products has been the backbone of Huber Technology’s explosive growth in wastewater equipment worldwide from the very beginning.

Desalitech ReFlex Reverse Osmosis Technology Demonstration

Desalitech ReFlex Reverse Osmosis Technology Demonstration

ReFlex products feature patented Closed Circuit Desalination (CCD)  technology and are uniquely capable of maximizing recovery from challenging waters at record low energy consumption levels. This demo video reflects the actual performance of the ReFlex RO unit as reflected in the PLC HMI. The time is fast forwarded and reflects a total sequence time of 32.5 minutes. The system includes all basic ReFlex equipment: pumps, instruments, micron filter, and valves.

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WATER MEMBRANES NEWS

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WATER MEMBRANES

 

Water membranes are widely used in the water treatment processes. They have become a fundamental player in separation technology because of the fact that they require no additional chemicals and their relatively low energy requirements.

Water membranes have been applied during the extraction of produced water, treatment of waste/sewage water and processing of surface water all with huge success levels. Conventional water treatment techniques are over time incorporating in their processes the use on water membranes. Commercialization of membranes was first done in the 1970s and 1980s.

Membrane technology is chiefly based on the presence of pores on the membranes that make them semi-permeable. The simple principle on which water membranes work is such that the semi-permeability of water membranes ensures that only water is allowed to pass through a specific membrane while trapping unwanted particles and substances.

In both microfiltration and ultra filtration, membranes provide an effective barrier for arresting suspended solids in water.

To aid substances to penetrate across a semi-permeable membrane the following steps are undertaken: Electric potential introduction, high pressure application and ensuring that the concentration gradient on both sides of the membrane is maintained. The surface area of the membrane also determines the efficiency of the membrane in use.

The only drawback on water membranes is that they cannot remove substances that are actually dissolved in the water such as phosphorus, nitrates and heavy metal ions. The following are categories of membranes: Microfiltration (MF), Ultra filtration (UF), Reverse osmosis (RO), and Nanofiltration (NF) membranes

Ultra filtration membranes employ polymer technology with chemically created microscopic pores that trap dissolved substances therefore eliminating the possible use of any coagulants.