Enhanced UF module design launched by Dow
10 Jun 13 by desalination
An efficient ultrafiltration (UF) module design that is intended to provide high-quality water while reducing overall system costs has been launched by Dow Water & Process Solutions.
IntegraFlo™ UF modules have an enhanced design that that is expected to deliver up to 85% more flow compared with a competitive module with 55m² active area operative at equivalent flux. They require less piping and skid infrastructure to reduce UF system capital expenditure by up to 25%.
Available in two sizes, IntegraFlo modules offer design flexibility to suit a wide range of applications including industrial, municipal, seawater desalination pretreatment and wastewater reuse.
The module has 85% more active membrane area than competitive modules to facilitate higher productivity without an increase in module size or weight. Due to the larger membrane area, fewer modules are required, thus reducing the footprint of the installation by up to 45%.
“We are excited to provide the industry with a solution that enables plant design to be elevated to the next level of ultrafiltration productivity,” said Rajat Mehta, global product director for Dow Water & Process Solutions. “Dow’s proven, low-fouling, PVDF, outside-in ultrafiltration technology combined with a new, efficient module design can help boost plant efficiency for our customers.”