Optimising a UF system for a
specific application requires a
great depth and breadth
of expertise and experiences.
Applying evolving water technologies.
Ultrafiltration (UF) is a low-pressure driven membrane separation process. It separates particulate matters from soluble components in the carrier fluid (such as water). Unlike microfiltration and reverse osmosis applications, UF technologies continue to evolve rapidly in many fronts. While it has fast been becoming widely acceptable in water industries, the wide spectrum of membrane materials and specifications available today, and the continual evolvement of which, have made optimisation of UF systems less than a straightforward affair.
Replacing conventional solid-water
separation processes. UF process produces
consistent product water’s qualities.
There are many types of separation or filtration technologies available for liquid-solid separation purposes. But UF process offers an increasingly wider and more versatile range of applications especially in water industries. It has increasingly been a popular alternative to conventional water and wastewater treatment methods, not only for treating natural water to potable standards, but also for processing water for industrial use, reclamation of wastewater and as a pre-treatment process for Reverse Osmosis (RO) process downstream etc.
UF’s physical separation process of solids from liquid, and its membrane’s fixed pore sizes, offers effective and consistent removal of undesired contaminants from water, and hence produces water with consistent qualities. Whereas the product water qualities through many conventional treatment methods may vary, especially when feed water parameters change.
UF process offers
Apart from producing water of consistent qualities, UF process offers many other advantages when compared with conventional water treatment methods. With decreasing costs of UF membrane over time, UF technologies are becoming ideal alternatives to conventional water treatment methods.
- Less land space required.
- Less infrastructure needed.
- Little chemical usage.
- Modular design for easy expansion.
- Skid-based systems highly portable.
- Minimum manpower/human attendance.
- Consistency in product water qualities.
- Effective removal of bacteria/viruses and more.
- Versatile for a wide range of applications.
- Lower capital and operating costs (subject to other conditions).
Common UF membrane configurations.