Membrane Technology

The American Membrane Technology Assn.'s tagline reads "Improving America's water through membrane filtration and desalting." Certainly the technology has come a long way in recent years. Read on to track the evolution of membrane technologies.
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Nov 17 2021
What is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) exactly? Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP for short, is the primary molecule for transferring and storing energy…
Nov 12 2021
The treatment units are safe underground but remain easy to access. The Boston-based developer of the Noquochoke Village affordable housing…
water-reuse
The WaterHub at Philip Morris USA meets Level 1 recycled water treatment standards in Virginia.
Nov 9 2021
The WaterHub at Philip Morris USA (PMUSA) is an eco-engineered wastewater reclamation and reuse system operating in Richmond, Virginia. This facility…
Nov 5 2021
Alsys manufactures CeraMem(r) and Kleansep(R) ceramic UF and MF membranes, and membrane systems.
Nov 2 2021
With the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) giving the U.S. wastewater infrastructure a D+, the time is right for innovations to mitigate…
Oct 28 2021
Singapore's Tuas Water Reclamation Plant will house the world's largest ceramic membrane bioreactor (MBR) system to treat industrial used water. The…
May 14 2021
Surrounded by expansive, rugged peaks and waterfalls, the town of Telluride, Colorado, is home to a population of about 2,473 people. The town is in…
Apr 12 2021
Definition of Advanced Wastewater Treatment The American Institute of Chemical Engineers defines advanced wastewater treatment as “any process that…
Mar 30 2021
The future of wastewater treatment involves bubbles, just less of them, according to Peter Vale. As the technical lead for innovation at UK utility,…
Mar 24 2021
Organic fouling of an anion-exchange resin occurs (AERs) through the adsorption of the organics on its surface, which block the diffusion of mobile…
bioreactors
The electrochemical systems can work in series as shown here.
Feb 23 2021
Disinfection is a complicated affair. Solutions often require chlorine addition, changing out ultraviolet (UV) bulbs, handling the creation of ozone…
Oct 19 2020
In the coming years, surging population growth and escalating water demand will place greater stress on the world’s water resources. With future…
viruses and protozoa
The apparatus for high volume filtrate sampling of viruses and protozoa at Lake of the Pines WWTP MBR.
Oct 19 2020
Challenge testing has demonstrated high protozoa and virus log reduction values (LRV) by membrane bioreactors (MBRs), greater than six in many cases…
Sep 24 2020
The Samsung Hwaseong Campus became the first semiconductor site to earn the Carbon Trust Standard for Water.  This certification recognizes…
Jul 22 2020
It is estimated that the U.S. alone loses about 7 billion gallons of treated water per year due to aging infrastructure. Enter the world of water…
Jul 10 2020
Professor Patrick Drogui of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and his team tested the effectiveness of a tertiary treatment…
Jul 8 2020
What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)? Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a type of filtration that uses a semi-permeable, thin membrane with pores small enough for pure…
Jun 18 2020
Membrane bioreactors (MBR) are an activated sludge wastewater treatment process that introduces membranes into the secondary treatment process to…
Apr 24 2020
Wrangler Surpasses Global Water Goal with More Than 7 Billion Liters Saved Since 2008 In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Wrangler…
PFAS
Figure 1. PFAS removed by RO in a DPR Project
Apr 20 2020
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic fluorinated organic compounds widely used in industrial, commercial and consumer products…
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