During the last decade, the water industry has observed the dramatic increase in the application of Microfiltration (MF)/Ultrafiltration (UF) membranes for water and wastewater treatments. According to the latest report from the Global Water Intelligence, the global MF/UF membrane market is estimated to be around $220 mil. based on membrane sales only. If all the ancillary equipment and engineering /construction activities are included, the MF/UF membrane system already reached a multi-billion dollar market and the market is growing fast. One of the issues which hinder the further growth of the MF/UF membrane technology for the water and wastewater treatment is the non-standardized MF/UF membrane skid design. A universal membrane skid concept, in which the membrane system is designed to accommodate membrane modules from various manufacturers with minor system modifications, it is not necessary to pre-select the membrane manufacturer during the preliminary engineering stage and the membrane manufacturer can be selected during the construction stage via competitive bidding.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Hoon Hyung, Ph.D., P.E.
- CDM Smith Inc.
- AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV
- AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference
- Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Project management