Novel Membrane Technology

Novel membrane technology can minimize fouling of membrane surfaces in wastewater treatment operations; thus, increasing water recovery and lowering energy demand. Membrane fouling can be substantially reduced, and the flux rate increased using proposed surface-modified amphiphilic, anti-adhesive membrane for water treatment. The technology can be successfully used for treatment of various types of feed water (e.g. surface water, backwash water, organic spiked water).


  • Industrial

Electric Benefit

  • Energy Efficiency

    (Reduces kWh)

Water Benefits

  • Reduce Water Use

  • Increases Water Supply

Technology Readiness

  • Several Pilot Studies

How Does It Work

  • one@2x

    The technology is skid mounted and includes minor modifications to tie into hydraulic, piping, and electrical systems at an existing microfiltration water treatment facility.

  • two@2x

    The novel membrane proposes to replace existing hydrophilic membranes with amphiphilic membranes, a procedure similar to routine scheduled membrane replacements.

  • three@2x

    A 480V motor is connected to the novel membrane.

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