WO2014132069A3 - Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane cleaning - Google Patents

Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane cleaning Download PDF

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WO2014132069A3
WO2014132069A3 PCT/GB2014/050592 GB2014050592W WO2014132069A3 WO 2014132069 A3 WO2014132069 A3 WO 2014132069A3 GB 2014050592 W GB2014050592 W GB 2014050592W WO 2014132069 A3 WO2014132069 A3 WO 2014132069A3
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reverse osmosis
bubbles
cleaning
venturi device
nanofiltration membrane
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Maqsood Fazel
Stephen Chesters
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Genesys International Limited
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
    • B01DSEPARATION
    • B01D65/00Accessories or auxiliary operations, in general, for separation processes or apparatus using semi-permeable membranes
    • B01D65/02Membrane cleaning or sterilisation ; Membrane regeneration
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
    • B01DSEPARATION
    • B01D2321/00Details relating to membrane cleaning, regeneration, sterilization or to the prevention of fouling
    • B01D2321/16Use of chemical agents
    • B01D2321/168Use of other chemical agents
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
    • B01DSEPARATION
    • B01D2321/00Details relating to membrane cleaning, regeneration, sterilization or to the prevention of fouling
    • B01D2321/18Use of gases
    • B01D2321/185Aeration
    • CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
    • C02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
    • C02FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
    • C02F1/00Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage
    • C02F1/44Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis
    • C02F1/441Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis by reverse osmosis
    • CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
    • C02TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
    • C02FTREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
    • C02F1/00Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage
    • C02F1/44Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis
    • C02F1/442Treatment of water, waste water, or sewage by dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis by nanofiltration

Abstract

A method of cleaning a reverse osmosis or nanofiltration membranes comprises supplying bubbles suspended in a stream of cleaning solution to the membrane. The bubbles can be supplied in pulses and/or the aerated solution may be evenly distributed over the membrane surface. The bubbles can be produced by a venturi device. A venturi device for use in the method has an air inlet provided with a plurality of tubes and a reverse osmosis plant in which the method can be carried out includes a venturi device connected in-line between the cleaning tank and the fluid inlet.
PCT/GB2014/050592 2013-02-28 2014-02-28 Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane cleaning WO2014132069A2 (en)

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US13/780,046 US20140238936A1 (en) 2013-02-28 2013-02-28 Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane cleaning
GB1303609.0 2013-02-28
GB1303609.0A GB2512280B (en) 2013-02-28 2013-02-28 Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane cleaning
US13/780,046 2013-02-28

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JP2008207158A (en) * 2007-02-28 2008-09-11 Mrc Home Products Kk Water purifying device
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