In 2004, the Village of Byesville constructed Ohio’s first microfiltration membrane drinking water plant, designed to treat water from wells inside abandoned coal mines. After five years, the membranes began having integrity issues (fiber breaks), which steadily continued until, in 2014, the membrane trains were replaced with racks containing a unique multi-bore membrane that had a history of very few fiber breaks. Since the new membrane system was placed in operation, the membranes have had very few fiber breaks but the plant has encountered several other issues, including pipe breaks, iron fouling, and high levels of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs). This presentation describes the new membrane, gives the overall membrane performance, and shares the lessons learned.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Dave Holland
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- AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop, Des Moines
- AMTA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Ultrafiltration Membranes, Membrane Integrity, Iron/Manganese Removal