1 POREX FILTRATION . Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. POREX Corporation World leader in porous polymer technology Working in partnership with world leaders in global markets Innovating with a Materials Science and Engineering focus Providing structural porous solutions to real world problems Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. POREX Corporation GROUP PROFILE. Develop and Manufacture Porous global Manufacturing Capability Plastic Components Atlanta 1 sites Advanced Membrane Formulation and Deposition Technology Germany 2 sites Complete State-of-the-Art Tooling Scotland Advanced Polymer Laboratory Malaysia global Capabilities China 2 sites High Volume Technologies 600,000 square feet globally Proprietary, Cost Effective 725 employees worldwide Manufacturing Capability Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. POREX FILTRATION Cutting Edge Capability Radial Cartridge Materials Science Polymers/particles Fibers Membranes/Coatings Tubular Membrane Additives Tubes and Sheets PTFE Cartridges Solutions Through Material ScienceSM.
2 Polymer Materials Porous Structure Polyethylene (PE). Polypropylene (PP). Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA). Nylon (N6). Polyethersulfone (PES). Polycarbonate (PC). Range of other thermoplastics Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. POREX Radial Cartridge Filter POREX Radial Cartridge Filter is a patented porous plastic cartridge that offers high flow capacity and long service life. The single layer, one-piece finished structure is back-washable and cleanable. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. FILTRATION EFFICIENCY. 5 micron rated filter Initial Retention Efficiency results per ASTM 795- 88, based on a single pass using a diameter cartridge 10 long, at a flow rate of 3gpm/ft2 of water with ISO Test Dust and Polystyrene beads. Particle Retention Retention, %. PSL Beads AC Fine 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14.
3 Channel, micron Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. POREX FILTRATION Sheets and Tubes Sintered porous plastic is molded into sheets and tubes of various dimensions for assorted FILTRATION applications including filter presses, dewatering pads, dust collection, etc. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). POREX TMF Module High Flux Typical operation flux rate 300-500lmh High solid concentration solids level requirements up to 5% (by weight). Excellent Chemical Resistance pH 1-14. Back-washable at large pressures up to 20 psi easily Minimal Pretreatment required Extremely Durable construction Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). What is TMF. Microfiltration (MF) is a low pressure ( 7 bar, 10-100 psig) separation process for separation of solids from aqueous solutions by means of a membrane. This crossflow process is carried out by having a process solution flow along a membrane surface under pressure.
4 Retained particulate matter leaves with the flowing process stream and does not accumulate on the membrane surface Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). What Do Microfilters Filter? Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). Microfiltration System/Processes The POREX TMF Membrane modules contain 20 year old applications combined with cutting edge innovation and materials The strongest, most durable and chemically cleanable membrane product available today All PVDF construction can replace many ceramic membrane products Extremely Chemical and abrasion resistant Tight membrane pore size control provides outstanding filtrate quality, SDI (typically less than NTU). Large diameter allows very high solids loading without pretreatment restraints More forgiving than hollow fiber Solutions Through Material ScienceSM.
5 Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). Materials of Construction Membrane with nominal pore size of , , , ( soon). PVDF membrane material HDPE or PVDF substrate material Tubular configuration with 1 or 1/2 . diameter Housing materials of PVC, CPVC, SS, all PVDF, other options on request. Up to 60 C Temperature PE, up to 100 C Temperature PVDF tubes Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Membrane/Substrate Unique abrasion resistant topography PVDF membrane with PE or PVDF sintered substrate Membrane is in the pores of the substrate Anchored into substrate by full depth entanglement Also chemically bonded in the all PVDF option Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Typical Microfiltration Wastewater Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF) Treatment Process Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Typical TMF System PVC Piping Back Pulse Column Membrane Modules Concentration Tank Coated Steel Frame Cleaning Tanks Circulation Pump Solutions Through Material ScienceSM.
6 Backwash Backpluse Photo of Backpulse Often PLC controlled column Typically engaged every 5 30. minutes (20 is standard). Used to prevent excessive solids accumulation on membrane surface Filtrate is forced back through membranes using air pressure Air must not be allowed to reach membranes Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. POREX TMF Sys tem Victaulic clamp Metal clamp Membrane module Filtrate tubing U-bend Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). Technology Typical Membrane Cleaning Chemicals Acid: 5-10% H2SO4 or 5-10% HCl solution (removal of metals). Alkaline: 3-5% NaOH solution (removal of silica, some organics). Oxidizers: Acidic solution (mixture of 5-10%. H2SO4 / 3-5% H2O2) Alkaline solution (mixture of 5-15% NaOCl / 1-3% NaOH) (removal of organics). Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF).
7 Elements Removed or Reduced with Membrane Microfiltration Regulated heavy metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, Pb, Zn.). Arsenic (As). Fluoride (F) removal Removal of specific contaminants such as Ba, Mo, Fe, Al, Sn, Ra, phosphates (PO4), phosphorus (P), glass particles (Wafer and glass grinding). Hardness removal (Ca, Mg). Removal of dyes, pigments Reduction of SO4 BOD5, COD, TOC. Pre treat for RO and increased recovery of RO with chemical softening Removal of oil emulsion from water Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). What Can TMF Membrane Achieve? Typical Metal Finishing and Printed Circuit Board Applications Contaminant Influent (mg/L) Membrane Filtrate (mg/L). Cadmium - Cd 10 - 30 < Chrome - Cr 10 - 50 < Copper - Cu 20 - 130 < Iron - Fe 5 - 100 < Lead - Pb 1 - 15 < Nickel - Ni 5 - 75 < Zinc - Zn 5 - 130 < Solids - TSS 10 - 500 < Solutions Through Material ScienceSM.
8 Tubular Micro FILTRATION (TMF). What Can TMF Membrane Achieve? Water Softening Applications , Cooling Tower Blowdown, Industrial Process Streams, Petroleum Well Water Parameter Influent Membrane Filtrate pH ( ) - - Conductivity 7,000 - 20,000 3,000 - 15,000. ( S/cm). Calcium (mg/L) 200 - 900 1 - 40. Magnesium 100 - 600 1 - 40. (mg/L). Silica (mg/L) 10 - 150 2 - 20. Barium (mg/L) 1 - 40 <1-5. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. TMF LABORATORY PILOT. UNIT. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Laboratory Testing Pilot Testing (laboratory). Conducted in 2 tube pilot unit using chemistry determined in screening test Determination of FILTRATION flow for sizing of the system Confirmation of effluent quality Determine if foulants can be cleaned from membrane 100-500 gallons of sample required Testing duration is 2-5 days Sample is recirculated through system Most systems can be designed based on this test.
9 Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Field Pilot Testing Pilot Testing Conducted at customers site Testing is conducted using chemistry determined in lab tests Various size pilot units can be used all scale up well Confirmation of effluent quality and flux rates Advantages Several run and clean cycles Variation in wastewater characteristics Testing duration is 2-8 weeks or longer if necessary Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Power Generation Process Water Pre Treatment Water Flow rate: 120m3/h Operation date: December 2008. Application: Pre treatment of surface water, well water and recycling of cooling tower water TMF as the pretreatment to RO. including RO reject recycle with 95%+ recovery, remainder to crystalizer for ZLD. Type of membrane: MME3S01613VP. Number of modules: 120. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Electroplating Wastewater Water Flow rate: 200gpm TMF as the pretreatment of discharge to remove the copper, silver, and other heavy metals.
10 Type of membrane: MME3S01610VP. Number of modules: 48. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Printed Circuit Board Wastewater Water Flow rate: 120m3/h Operation date: December 2008. Application: PCB wastewater Removal of copper, other metals and COD, BOD as pre- treat to RO. Type of membrane: MME3S01613VP. Number of modules: 120. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Oil/Water Separation Water Flow rate: 2500 lph Operation date: Nov 2011. Application: Oily wastewater TMF as the pretreatment to concentrate the carrier oil/dye. Permeate recycled via GAC. and Ion Exchange filters Type of membrane: MMV2005601VP. Number of modules: 120. expandable to 156. Solutions Through Material ScienceSM. Battery Recycling Plant Waste water Water Flow rate: 16m3/h Operation date: January 2011. Type of membrane: MME3S01613VP. Number of modules: 18. To remove heavy metals from battery recycling waste water , permit levels Cd< , Ni< Permeate below measurable limits for Cd and Pd, and for Ni.