A common complaint for water treatment operators when it comes to hollow-fiber MF/UF systems is the frequent repairs and production downtime needed for fiber breakage issues. At a Midwestern surface water treatment plant, treating backwash waste (variable turbidity) from the primary MF skid to increase recovery for potable water production is needed to meet demands. A robust ceramic membrane treatment system is tested against the incumbent polymeric membrane system to treat backwash waste and compared in terms of performance reliability, filtrate quality, and daily integrity testing.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Winnie Shih, PhD / Aditya Kumar / Stanton Smith
- Nanostone Water, Inc.
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, West Palm Beach, FL
- Membrane Technology Conference (MTC18)
- Backwash Waste, Potable Use, High Turbidity