New UF membrane to be launched at ACE11

A new hollow-fiber ultrafiltration (UF) membrane system, the Targa® II HF will be launched in June at ACE11, the American Water Works Association’s 130th Annual Conference & Exposition.

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), developer and manufacturer of membranes and membrane filtration systems, says that its new system offers a cost-effective, safe, high-quality water solution for a variety of UF applications, from drinking water to seawater desalination pretreatment, industrial water treatment and tertiary wastewater treatment.

The membrane element features a robust polyethersulfone (PES) membrane, which, combined with optimized cartridge and rack design, results in one of the smallest footprint products on the market. The fibers are ideally suited to meet drinking water requirements and provide 4-log virus removal.

The cornerstone of the Targa HF system is intelligent process controls to handle variations in water quality and flow with minimal operator intervention, reduced chemical use, and less energy.

“In addition to optimized PES-based membrane chemistry to reduce membrane fouling and improved module design to improve product robustness, TARGA HF comes with a state-of- the-art intelligent controls system,” says Manny Singh, KMS vice president of technology product management. “The intelligent control system was developed after extensive process testing with TARGA HF and allows users to handle variations in feed water quality and flow variations with minimal operator intervention while reducing overall chemical and power consumption”.