There is a tendency to to design ultrafiltration systems with as high a flux as possible to minimize capital costs without being too aggressive and making operation difficult. Another approach is to design conservatively with a low design flux, resulting in a higher capital cost but a lot lower maintenance membrane system. This presentation will describe the performance over 10 years of two conservatively designed UF systems at the Fort Berthold Reservation in west Central North Dakota that have very long cleaning frequencies and have required very few membrane fiber repairs over this period.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Michael Bourke
- Wigen Water Technologies
- AMTA/NWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop, Fargo, ND
- AMTA/NWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Ultrafiltration, UF System Design, Membrane Fouling