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Ultrafiltration Systems

Newterra offers high-performance Ultrafiltration (UF) Systems that provide product recovery or separation treatment of process water and wastewater. UF is a low-pressure filtration process where components of a liquid are separated through pores of a semipermeable membrane based on the difference in their molecular sizes.

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Product Overview

The Newterra UF systems effectively separate contaminants from liquid, such as suspended solids – to below 10 ppm, oil and grease – to below 50 ppm, and metals: manganese (Mn), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), and iron (Fe) up to 99% rejection under the potential of hydrogen (pH) control, typically below 1 ppm. Ultrafiltration can be used as pretreatment for our SeaMega Seawater Desalination Systems and is used in our Potable Water Systems. TODO Links

Uses

  • Alkaline Cleaners 
  • Flexographic Ink 
  • Primary Metals 
  • Air Compressors 
  • Food Processing 
  • Printing 
  • Blowdown Water 
  • General Metalworking 
  • Pulp And Textiles Paper 
  • Can Making 
  • Mop Water 
  • Smoke Scrubber Water 
  • Chemicals 
  • Parts Washers 
  • Textiles 
  • Cutting And Grinding Fluid 
  • Power Washers 
  • Waste Collection

Features

Equalization Tank (Recommended minimum 1-day holding capacity)

  • Pre-Treatment Package
    • Transfer Pump 
    • Oil Water Separator 
    • Particulates Micro-Filtration 
  • Process Tank
  • Permeate Tank 
  • Ultrafilter Processing System 
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Control System 
  • Automatic Sponge Ball Cleaning System

Technical Specifications

Housing MaterialPolyvinyl chloride (PVC) or stainless steel (SS) 304
Membrane Materialpolyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) or polysulfone (PS)
Nominal Membrane pore size0.02 microns (120,000 Dalton (Da)  molecular weight cutoff (MWCO)
Membrane are tubular in shape with diameter1 inch
Standard commercial module lengths5 ft and 10 ft
Membrane Surface area10ft membrane – 2.2 ft25ft membrane – 1.1 ft2
Average flux30 – 50 GFD (gallons/ ft2/ day)
Limitations– Chlorinated solvents not allowed- Silicones not allowed
Note: Main power to control panel at 575 volts, 3 phase, 60 Hz
CharacteristicsTubular Membrane Modules(10ft length)
Maximum operating pressure at pass inlet70 psig (4.83 bar)
Maximum operating pressure at pass outlet20 psig (1.38 bar)
Minimum operating pressure at pass outlet10 psig (0.69 bar)
Maximum back pressure at permeate outlet5 psig (0.3 bar)
Pressure drop at 30 GPM/tube4.3 psi (0.29 bar)
Membrane surface area per tube2.2 ft2
Maximum operating temperature130o F (54.4o C)
Allowable pH (continuous exposure)2.0 – 10.0 @130o F (54.4o C)
Hold up volume per tube0.437 gal (0.0584 ft3)
Model number / Dimensions (L x W x H)Flow rate (Gallons per day) (Nominal to Expandable)
UF 4(1.5 x 4 x 5)132/500
UF 4-8 (4 expandable to 8)(10 x 6 x 7.5)264/1000 to 528/1,998
UF 4-12 (4 expandable to 12)(10 x 6 x 7.5)264/1000 to 792/2,998
UF 8-12 (8 expandable to 12)(10 x 6 x 7.5)528/1,998 to 792/2,998
UF 16-24 (16 expandable to 24)(12 x 4 x 7)1,056/3,997 to 1,584/5,996
UF 48-72 (48 expandable to 72)(12 x 6 x 6)3,180/12,037 to 4,740/17,943
UF 96-108 (96 expandable to 108)(12 x 10 x 7)6,330/23,962 to 7,140/27,028

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