Water Management Australia’s Ultrafiltration (UF) plants are used to seperate particles & high-molecular-weight soluble species from solutions. WMA’s Ultrafiltration plants use microporous membranes with a pore size distribution of 0.005 to 0.1 microns, which is an order of magnitude smaller than the pore sizes used in our Microfiltration plants.
Water Management Australia’s Ultrafiltration plants are:
- Used in the food & beverage industry for recovery of proteins for milk & whey, for sugar concentration in fruit juices, removal of bacteria & suspended solids and organics from bottled drinking water
- Used to remove free oil from waste water
- Used to remove bacteria & large viruses from potable water & wastewater for reuse
- Commonly used for reverse osmosis pretreatment to reduce the concentration of suspended solids & high-molecular-weight organics
The application of WMA’s Ultrafiltration plants for reverse osmosis pretreatment has grown rapidly because our customers are interested in reducing the size of their treatment facilities & reducing or eliminating chemical treatments. These plants are highly cost effective when used to remove bacteria & dissolved high-molecular-weight organics from RO feed water and as a polisher for the reduction of suspended solids & silt density index.
WMA’s Ultrafiltration plants provide consistant effluent quality including 6-log bacteria removal & silt density indexs less than 2 which equates to turbidity less than 0.02 NTU.