Alfa Laval

Company overview

  • Offices in:
    52 countries
  • Company size:
    Over 500 employees
About the company:

MBR membrane technology provider, R&D and manufacturing in Nakskov, Denmark

Areas of expertise:
  • mbr
  • wastewater treatment
  • water reuse
Proprietary membrane products and systems:
  • MFM MBR technology
Technology special features:

Fully gravity operated membrane at ultra low TMP, giving ground-breaking simplicity for the total MBR installation.
Exceptionally high packing density, resulting in high filtration effect with small required tank footprint.
A design that is much less prone to fouling than conventional Hollow Fiber and Flat Sheet membrane filtration configurations.
High cleaning efficiency by circulating cleaning liquid through the Membrane Filtration Module – long intervals between cleaning.

About Alfa Laval

With the vision of creating better everyday conditions for people, Alfa Laval has developed products since 1883.  Our products are involved in treating water, reducing carbon emissions and minimizing water and energy consumption, as well as heating, cooling, separating and transporting food.

Alfa Laval currently holds more than 1900 patents, and invests approximately 2.5 percent of its sales in research and development launching between 35 and 40 new products every year.  Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization helps customers in nearly 100 countries to optimize their processes. We have 28 major production units (15 in Europe, 8 in Asia, 4 in the US and 1 in Latin America).

MBR markets and services

Markets served:

Industrial small-scale, Industrial large-scale, Municipal small-scale, Municipal large-scale, Commercial facilities, Residential developments, Shipboard applications, Food, beverage and dairy, Heavy industry (oil&gas, automotive), Landfill leachate, Fine chemical and pharmaceutical, Animal waste

Supplier active in:

Worldwide

MBR services:

Process design, Pilot testing, Start-up services and commissioning, On-going support and monitoring services, Operator training, Trouble-shooting, Partnering

MBR technology supplied

Proprietary membrane products and systems:
  • MFM MBR technology
Technology configuration:

Immersed

Technology description:

The unique design feature of the gravity operated Alfa Laval Membrane Filtration Module is that it operates with an exceptionally low transmembrane pressure (TMP). The low TMP considerably reduces the need for cleaning, thus significantly reducing both capital and operating expenditure.

Technology special features:

Fully gravity operated membrane at ultra low TMP, giving ground-breaking simplicity for the total MBR installation.
Exceptionally high packing density, resulting in high filtration effect with small required tank footprint.
A design that is much less prone to fouling than conventional Hollow Fiber and Flat Sheet membrane filtration configurations.
High cleaning efficiency by circulating cleaning liquid through the Membrane Filtration Module – long intervals between cleaning.

Image gallery

Reference installations

  • Number of commissioned plants - 57

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Banner image: full treatment plant for pharmaceutical wastewater in Taizhou, Linhai Park, Zhejiang Province, China, including Shanghai MEGAVISION  flat sheet UF membrane modules in two MBR units. Image courtesy of VALORSABIO, Lda.

Image credits:

– Image for our Chinese largest plants 全球最大的MBR项目 homepage link: Image supplied by Apex Environmental
– Image for our Consultants and Contractors homepage link: Image supplied by Ovivo USA, LLC.

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