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).
Reduce Water Use
Increases Water Supply
Several Pilot Studies
How Does It Work
The technology is skid mounted and includes minor modifications to tie into hydraulic, piping, and electrical systems at an existing microfiltration water treatment facility.
The novel membrane proposes to replace existing hydrophilic membranes with amphiphilic membranes, a procedure similar to routine scheduled membrane replacements.
A 480V motor is connected to the novel membrane.