Koch Membrane Systems has made available the Inducor and Inducor-G tubular modules for ultrafiltration of industrial process streams and wastewater. These modules have higher packing density and require less power than traditional tubular membranes, resulting in systems with a smaller footprint and reduced capital and operating costs, according to the Wilmington, MA-based company.
Inducor tubular modules use the same KMS PVDF ultrafiltration membrane that has been used with FEG tubes and Ultra-Cor modules on thousands of systems for many years. The membrane is compatible with most industrial wastewater streams and is especially well-suited for the treatment of oily wastes and metal hydroxide wastes.
Inducor modules are configured with one-half inch diameter tubules and Inducor-G modules have one-inch diameter tubules. These open channel configurations are tolerant of high solids streams, including food waste and the activated sludge from membrane bioreactors.
The modules, which feature industry standard threaded and Victaulic fittings, offer a simplified design that eases installation and maintenance. Because of their tubular configuration, the membranes handle system upsets well and can be mechanically cleaned using spongeballs.