Meiden commercialized our ceramic flatsheet membrane (CFM) a decade ago. We will highlight the progress of our journey with CFM. CFM is now in over one hundred installations treating over seventy five million gallons per day of water ranging from small to large facilities. The projects include a wide variety of municipal and Industrial water and wastewater applications in both Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) and Filtration processes. The technical specification of CFM and some basic details about the unit and system configuration will be presented. Similarities and differences with the technical specification, unit and system configuration of other ceramic membranes and polymeric membranes will be covered in general. Along the journey of developing a mainstream ceramic membrane we have encountered many different applications in various markets, gaining invaluable experience. Ceramic membranes including CFM can provide advantages in solution design, operation and maintenance and life cycle cost over other membrane solutions, or in some cases open up new applications previously unworkable for other membranes. Clients select solutions and not membranes specifically. In presenting some of our installation experience, we will indicate how or why these clients selected CFM to be part of their solution. In addition to the technical and commercial requirements to yield an attractive solution to clients, we will outline some of the other measures we have found to be important for a mainstream ceramic membrane manufacture. It can be challenging to introduce a new product to a conservative market. We will cover some of the challenges and how Meiden has addressed them.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Brian Fraser
- Meiden American Inc.
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