How Ultrafiltration Works
The Ultrafiltration system is comprised of three major components: the Ultrafiltration feed pump, the Ultrafiltration recirculation pump, and the stainless steel module containing multiple porous tubular Ultrafiltration membranes. The feed pump supplies material to the system and the recirculation pump moves the material through the tubes with sufficient velocity to keep them clean and forcing the liquids through the pores while retaining all suspended solids. A variety of sensors detect pressure, temperature and flow rates to control and optimize the operation of the system. The system can be setup to run continuously or as a batch. It also goes through an automated Clean-In-Place protocol when needed.
What’s unique about this style of membrane filtration is that the design permits the liquid to travel throughout the membrane module evenly in parallel tubes; meaning all of the membrane area is being effectively used. This results in faster filtration rates, meaning we can use smaller modules (read: lower cost) to get the job done. This design also prevents solids clogging and quickens cleaning, plus it has a small footprint.
The filter modules are estimated to last at least 10-15 years and besides automated cleaning cycles, should require little to no maintenance.
Available Ultrafiltration Systems
We provide small-scale commercial pilot equipment to full-scale systems customized to your specific application. Click the pictures below to access datasheets on two systems we commonly sell. Please contact us to discuss your application so we help you determine which system is right for you!
Ultrafiltration Pilot Testing
Learn more by downloading application-specific technical briefs:
- Ultrafiltration Pilot Testing Information
- Technical Brief (Raw Dairy Manure)
- Technical Brief (Digested Dairy Manure)
- Technical Brief (Raw Swine Manure)
- Technical Brief (Food Waste Digestate)
- Technical Brief (Food and Beverage–Carrots)
- Technical Brief (Food and Beverage–Potato Chip Manufacturing)
- Technical Brief (Biodiesel Wastewater)
- Technical Brief (Thin Stillage)
- Technical Brief (Landfill Leachate)