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New and Improved Helix Membranes

Tim Burns
Posted by Tim Burns on Sep 13, 2017 10:10:00 AM

Helix 1.pngbioprocessH2O provides bioFLOW & bioPULSE Helix UF membranes that are proven to enhance filtration processes for new and existing MBR wastewater treatment applications. The Helix membranes are designed with helically wound ridges within the membrane lumens that provide turbulence and enhanced feed water mixing. This turbulence continuously "sweeps" away solids at the membrane wall which in turn improves membrane flux rates and reduces energy consumption. The Helix membranes allow for high permeate production rates at significantly lower energy consumption.

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Flux enhancement via: 

  1. Helically wound ridge on membrane wall
  2. Turbulence right at the membrane wall
  3. Enhanced mixing of the feed system
  4. Efficient continuous cake removal

At lower crossflow velecity 

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  • Decreased power consumption based on lower operating flow velocities
  • Higher membrane flux rates due to increase turbulence within the membrane lumens 
  • Wider range of membrane flux rates achievable based on the design flow velocities
  • Longer filtration cycles

Click below to learn more and download our bioFLOW & bioPULSE Helix Membrane Brochure!

bioFLOW & bioPULSE Helix Membranes



Topics: Wastewater reuse, Membrane Systems, wastewater treatment, membrane bioreactors