Jun 10, 2011

Koch Membrane Systems to Launch New Hollow-Fiber Ultrafiltration System

TARGA II to be introduced

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS) will introduce TARGA II HF, a new hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membrane system, in June at ACE11, the American Water Works Assn.'s 130th Annual Conference & Exposition.

KMS, a developer and manufacturer of membranes and membrane filtration systems, will display the TARGA II HF system and its other innovative water-treatment solutions at booth 1937.

The TARGA II HF system offers a cost-effective, safe, high-quality water solution for a variety of ultrafiltration applications, from drinking water to seawater pretreatment, industrial water treatment, and tertiary wastewater treatment. The membrane element features a robust PES membrane, which, combined with optimized cartridge and rack design, results in one of the smallest footprint products on the market. The fibers are ideally suited to meet drinking water requirements and provide 4-log virus removal.

The cornerstone of the TARGA HF system is intelligent process controls to handle variations in water quality and flow with minimal operator intervention, reduced chemical use and less energy.

"In addition to optimized PES based membrane chemistry to reduce membrane fouling and improved module design to improve product robustness, TARGA HF comes with a state-of-the-art intelligent controls system. The intelligent control system was developed after extensive process testing with TARGA HF, and allows users to handle variations in feed water quality and flow variations with minimal operator intervention while reducing overall chemical and power consumption," said Manny Singh, KMS vice president of technology product management.