The paper presents suggestions for improved design and operation of MF/UF treatment plants based on the author’s 35 years of experience. Suggestions include: 1. Derate Piloted Flux to yield more reliable capacity at affordable cost. 2. Reduce the number of terms. A translation table is presented comparing odd to preferred terms (based on AWWA’s MF/UF Standard B112). 3. Flow Calculation. Equations are presented including a simple predesign equation. 4. Fiber Breakage & Replacement Price Warranties are recommended. Plus: 5. “Sticky” Pretreatment Chemicals. 6. New products, how to vet? 7. Non-membrane Engineering Aspects. 8. Help the Operators with operator training and tools during design and implementation.
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- Scott Freeman, PE
- Black & Veatch Corporation
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Design Guidelines, MF Membrane, UF Membrane