Pros and Cons of Different Types of Ultrafiltration Technology Configurations

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Ultrafiltration Technology Configurations

Ultrafiltration systems can be engineered & designed in several possible combinations based on the application and source water quality. There are different membrane materials, membrane shapes, flow types, and configurations. Our article on the Basics of Ultrafiltration describes these aspects in detail. Each possible ultrafiltration technology configuration, has properties that would determine the best fit for the specific application or source water quality. Determination of a configurations best fit would depend on the following factors including, suspended solids concentration, oil/grease, color, and energy use.

In this particular article, we will examine and compare the pros and cons of two pairs of Ultrafiltration technology configurations:

 

* Dead-end filtration vs. cross flow filtration

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* Submerged configuration vs. pressure vessel configuration.