Experiencing short service life and production
limitations commonly associated with hollow-fiber membranes manufactured using
the NIPS method (Non-Solvent Induced Phase Separation), the end user elected to
their system utilizing Scinor membrane technology. As a result, Scinor was selected to install SMT600-P56 direct retrofit
membranes to replace membranes supplied by the original equipment supplier.
Installation was completed in March 2017. The UF system is designed to reuse treated industrial and municipal
wastewater to feed a downstream RO for cooling tower makeup water. The TIPS UF membranes,
which are utilized in Scinor’s entire product portfolio, are expected to
provide the end user with greater permeability, strength, fouling resistance and service life. Scinor's breakthrough direct retrofit technology has
provided industrial end users the option to competitively source UF membrane
replacements while offering a superior level of performance, enhanced system
reliability and increased protection of downstream treatment processes. The
direct retrofit of the originally supplied membranes is the first of its kind
in North America and is expected to be replicated by other end users
experiencing similar operational issues. Click here to learn more about Scinor's game-changing direct retrofit membrane solutions.
Scinor SMT600-P56 direct UF retrofit shown on left