Ultrafiltration (UF) technology is widely applied for treatment of surface water and ground water under direct influence sources due to the ability to consistently and reliably remove pathogenic organisms and suspended solids to produce high quality filtrate. Smaller-scale utilities often have unique constraints and fewer available resources, which makes UF an attractive technology for these applications due to aspects like reduced footprint, a high level of automation, and reliable production of high quality filtrate to consistently meet regulatory requirements. Additionally, UF systems are well-suited for integration of customizable process features, like coagulant addition, pH adjustment, chlorine disinfection, or ultraviolet post-treatment. This work summarizes a variety of considerations and challenges for design, installation, and long-term operation of low-flow rate (10 gpm to approximately 0.5 MGD) UF systems for small communities, resorts, and camps.
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- Melissa Nichols
- WesTech Engineering, Inc.
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop, Loveland
- AMTA/SWMOA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Ultrafiltrstion, Packaged System, Membrane Basics