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News Article | November 9, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Mandatory government regulation and increasing demand for clean processed drinking water is propelling the water processing industry to provide the public with clean processed drinking water free of impurity. Providing growth opportunity for water treatment industry among which, Membrane separation technology is one of the most popular methods used for cleaning water. Mandatory adherence of certain environmental standards by the national government such as the Clean Water Act especially in areas with water scarcity have influenced the demand for better water treatment technology, including membrane separation technology. Shifting from chemical to physical treatments of water is also a major driver as chemical treatments are perceived as an environmentally unclean technology with associated disposal costs. Additional awareness of water scarcity has influenced the demand for water reuse in water stressed areas. Governments and municipal authorities are increasingly waking up to the effects of environmental degradation on the economy. Worldwide industrial expansion and growing population are propelling the demand for better water treatment technology, providing growth opportunity for the global market of membrane separation technology. Additionally, the oil and petroleum industry is well established in the gulf and European countries such as Italy and Germany which involve membrane separation technology for liquid separation. Expansion of such industry is expected to increase the overall demand for membrane separation technology. Membrane separation technology is bifurcated into four major processes, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis. Microfiltration dominates the market with more than 35% global market share in 2012. Whereas water & wastewater dominates the end-user market with 36% global market shares in 2012. The global membrane separation market grew from USD 19.0 billion in 2010 to USD 21.2 billion in 2013. European membrane market (largest in 2013) is expected to reach USD 13.8 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9.6%. In 2012 water & wastewater sector was the major end-user of membrane separation technology and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 11.1% during 2013-19. The membrane separation market is fragmented with several players in the market supplying membrane separation products to the end-users (water and wastewater, industrial and healthcare) in the market. Most of the companies produce different types of membrane products such as microfiltration, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis and sell them globally. Major companies operating globally and manufacturing all four products are Evoqua Water Technologies, Pall Corporation, Koch Membrane Systems Inc., Merck Millipore, Degremont SA, Dow Chemical Company, GEA Filtration, 3M Company, Nitto Denko Corporation and Veolia Environnement.


Patent
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2015-07-23

A single header filter cartridge for removing contaminates from water using a plurality of hollow fiber membrane filters, and methods of using the same, is provided. The single header filter cartridge contains a plurality of hollow fiber membrane filters secured at the top of the cartridge in a header to form a fiber bundle, the filter ends designed to be freely suspended in the water, a central aeration tube positioned at the cartridge bottom, and a vent tube positioned near the cartridge top that creates a void space within the fiber bundle.


Patent
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2016-06-30

The present disclosure provides a novel spiral wound membrane leaf packet with a unique substantially non-permeable polymeric resin folding area that has desirable physical and chemical resistance to strong cleaning conditions in industrial filtration applications including food or dairy processing, and the method to make and use the spiral wound membrane leaf packet, and a membrane filtration module that include the novel spiral wound membrane leaf packet.


A membrane filter module configured to treat a liquid contained in a tank at an ambient pressure. The module may have a header, with a bundle containing a plurality of substantially vertical hollow fiber membranes, wherein a lower end of each hollow fiber membrane is fixed in the header. The module may also have a gasification device adapted to periodically generate a gaseous bubble and configured to release the gaseous bubble within the bundle. The module may further have an enclosure that substantially surrounds the bundle that extends from a lower region to an upper region of the membrane bundle, wherein the enclosure is configured to retain the liquid introduced into the enclosure such that the liquid surrounds the membrane bundle. The gaseous bubble has a cross-sectional area that corresponds with a cross-sectional area of the enclosure, such that the cross-sectional area of the gaseous bubble occupies substantially the entire cross-sectional area of the enclosure as it flows along the bundle.


Patent
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2016-09-30

The present invention is directed to a method of sealing the free end of a hollow fiber membrane for use in a single header filtration module by dipping the end of the membrane into a low-viscosity light-curable adhesive and curing the adhesive. The invention further encompasses the resulting sealed hollow fiber membrane with a diameter that is only slightly larger than the diameter of the unsealed membrane.


Trademark
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2016-10-13

filters; filtration membranes.


Trademark
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2016-10-13

Ultrafiltration and microfiltration membranes, membrane modules and systems containing membranes and membrane modules used for the clarification, purification, and separation of water from other substances in municipal water, industrial water and waste water treatment applications; membrane racks and electrocoating systems containing membranes, membrane modules and membrane racks, used in various commercial and industrial applications for the separation and concentration of paint and other substances in fluids and clarification and purification of fluids.


A membrane filter module configured to treat a liquid contained in a tank at an ambient pressure. The module may have a header, with a bundle containing a plurality of substantially vertical hollow fiber membranes, wherein a lower end of each hollow fiber membrane is fixed in the header. The module may also have a gasification device adapted to periodically generate a gaseous bubble and configured to release the gaseous bubble within the bundle. The module may further have an enclosure that substantially surrounds the bundle that extends from a lower region to an upper region of the membrane bundle, wherein the enclosure is configured to retain the liquid introduced into the enclosure such that the liquid surrounds the membrane bundle. The gaseous bubble has a cross-sectional area that corresponds with a cross-sectional area of the enclosure, such that the cross-sectional area of the gaseous bubble occupies substantially the entire cross-sectional area of the enclosure as it flows along the bundle.


Trademark
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2017-01-10

membrane filtration systems for chemical recovery.


Trademark
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. | Date: 2016-12-20

Spiral wound membrane filtration element with restraining straps to prevent circumferential expansion.

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