Algae harvesting MBR study view Blue Foot Membranes
IPC®25 Module Single Deck
About Algae harvesting MBR study
- Benchmark study on algae harvesting with IPC® membranes
- Up-concentration and harvesting of Algae using 2 bar Back Pulsable Flat sheet
- Number of IPC® membrane modules: 1 IPC®25 Module.
This feasibility study was focused on algae harvesting with submerged IPC® membranes as a pre-concentration step prior to centrifugation.
The use of backwashing as fouling control was compared to standard relaxation with other flat panel membranes. The PVDF IPC® ultrafiltration membranes showed better fouling resistance showing that the back washable IPC® membranes achieved up to 300% higher fluxes compared to commercial benchmark.
The energy consumption for membrane filtration followed by centrifugation was estimated at 0.17 kWh/kg of dry weight of algae when IPC® technology was used compared to 0.5 kWh/kg for algae harvesting via centrifugation.
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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