I have not seen one instance of the MFI used in practice for characterizing the fouling potential of membrane treatment system feed water, despite the potential benefits over SDI, in my 10 years of engineering experience with membrane treatment systems. Only recently have I heard MFI even mentioned at a conference. Since SDI testing has been an indispensable routine field test, I want to thoroughly evaluate and compare MFI testing to SDI testing in a field environment to determine if MFI testing should supplement or supplant SDI testing in a practical field environment.
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- Jonathan Harn, PE / Julie Nemeth-Harn, PE / Andrey Kharitonenko
- Harn R/O Systems, Inc.
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Modified Fouling Index, Implementation, Evaluation