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HP Water Management: Could ultrafiltration or microfiltration replace my gravity clarifier?

 Ultrafiltration(UF) and microfiltration (MF) are membrane-based technologies that remove suspended solids, but virtually no dissolved contaminants, from aqueous streams. There are two configurat..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

 Ultrafiltration (UF) and microfiltration (MF) are membrane-based technologies that remove suspended solids, but virtually no dissolved contaminants, from aqueous streams. There are two configurations: hollow fibers (flexible plastic filaments with a thickness slightly larger than a human hair) and flat plastic sheets layered into a spiral configuration like a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane. Municipal water plants often use UF to purify potable water; however, industrial plant personnel are just beginning to install UF as an alternative for gravity clarification and filtration systems. System descriptions. Suppliers describe all membranes used to clarify raw water as UF units, even tho

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