PureULTRA UF

Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membrane Modules

Water resources continue to be one of the top environmental concerns around the world, leading to increased water recycling efforts in water and wastewater treatment facilities globally and reducing the consumption of fresh water. Getting wastewater to an acceptable level of purification for water reuse can be challenging as it requires several steps. On the other hand, it is important to have access to pure drinking water free from suspended solids and harmful pathogens. Ultrafiltration (UF) has shown demonstrated success in both applications.

UF is a process using a physical barrier to separate water and suspended solids, turbidity, silt, bacteria, and viruses from the feed water. In a system using pressurized PureULTRA II hollow fiber modules, the feed water may come from different sources such as surface water, groundwater, secondary or tertiary treated industrial wastewater, or other sources like tertiary treated municipal wastewater.

PureULTRA II UF modules are constructed using highly hydrophilic modified PVDF hollow fiber membrane with a tight nominal pore size of 0.025 micron. The outside-in flow configuration contributes to easier cleaning as it keeps the solids, pathogens, and other foulants on the outside of the fibers. The fiber is designed to handle most feed water sources and tolerate solids loadings while operating within an optimal flux range. These fibers offer 30% higher fiber tensile strength and elongation compared to state-of-the-art fibers on the market. They reject particulate matter, Giardia cysts, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, and can help in virus removal.

Application
  • RO pretreatment
  • Surface water treatment (plant influent)
  • Water reuse
  • Tertiary wastewater treatment
  • Seawater treatment
Advantages
  • Deliver high flow rates
  • Sustainable and supper performance
  • Most effective and reliable process
  • Most effective for removing particles and bacteria
  • Easy to use as pre-treatment (100 μm)
  • Compact and easy to installation
  • High productivity
  • Flexible flushing modes
  • Require low chemical demand
Technical Specification

PUREULTRA II HOLLOW FIBER UF MODULES

Parameter PHF-60-V PHF-80-V PHF-107-V
Membrane Type Hollow Fiber Hollow Fiber Hollow Fiber
Membrane Area (m²) 60 80 107
Pore Size (μm) 0.025 0.025 0.025
Housing Material uPVC uPVC uPVC
Potting Epoxy / PU Epoxy / PU Epoxy / PU
Filtrate Flow Range (m3/h) 2.4 - 7.0 2.4 - 9.6 2.4 - 12.8
Filtration Flow Type Out / In Out / In Out / In
Type of Filtration Dead-End / Crossflow Dead-End / Crossflow Dead-End / Crossflow
Regeneration Backflush, Forward Flush, Air Scouring Backflush, Forward Flush, Air Scouring Backflush, Forward Flush, Air Scouring
Max Feed Pressure at 20o C (bar) 6.4 6.4 6.4
pH Range 1-12 (Operation)
1-13 (Cleaning)
1-12 (Operation)
1-13 (Cleaning)
1-12 (Operation)
1-13 (Cleaning)
Max Feed TSS (mg/l) ≤ 350 ≤ 350 ≤ 350

 

Module Operating Process
Flushing Modes
Module Fiber Arrangement Membrane Material Module Diameter (mm) Module Length (mm)
UA420-BT U-Shape PAN 160 604
UA860 U-Shape PAN 216 1642
UA1060HP U-Shape PAN 267 1737
AquaDyne Flushing Modes
Applications
Aquadyn UF Oily Water Wastewater Treatment
Oily Water & Wastewater Treatment
Aquadyn UF Stormwater Treatment
Stormwater Treatment
Aquadyn UF Mine Tailing Pond Treatment
Mine Tailing Pond Treatment
Aquadyn UF RO Pretreatment
RO Pretreatment
Aquadyn UF Ground Water Treatment
Ground Water Treatment
ADVANTAGES
  • Under the proper conditions, no chemicals to purchase for maintenance. Regenerant not required.
  • Iron removal efficiency is extremely high.
  • Negligible labor cost: only periodic backwashing required.
  • Durable material with a long life and wide temperature range.
  • Weighs only 36-38 lbs./cu. ft.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  • Color: Black
  • Bulk Density: 36-38 lbs./cu. ft.
  • Mesh Size: 12 x 50
  • Specific Gravity: 2.0 gm/cc
  • Effective Size: 0.48 mm
  • Uniformity Coefficient: 2.7
CONDITIONS FOR OPERATION
  • Alkalinity should be greater than two times the combined sulfate and chloride concentration.
  • Temperature Range: 35-100oF
  • Water pH range: 6.8-9.0
  • Dissolved Oxygen (D.O.) content must be equal to at least 15% of the iron and 29% of the manganese content.
  • Bed depth: 30-36 in.
  • Maximum Pressure Drop: 2-4 psi (14 -28 kPa) (Δ p increase from clean bed)
  • Freeboard: 50% of bed depth (min.)
  • Backwash rate: 10-12 gpm/sq. ft.
  • Rinse Rate: At service flow rate
  • Backwash Bed Expansion: 20-40% of bed depth (min.)
  • Service flow rate: 3.5-5 gpm/sq. ft. intermittent flow rates and/or favorable local conditions may allow higher flow rates
INFLUENT AND BACKWASH LIMITATIONS
  • Free chlorine concentration less than 0.5 ppm
  • Hydrogen Sulfide should be removed prior to contact with Birm media
  • Oil: None Present
  • Polyphosphates: None present
  • Organic Matter: Less than 5 ppm TOC