Abstract

A method of cleaning a membrane surface immersed in a liquid medium with a fluid flow, including the steps of providing a randomly generated intermittent or pulsed fluid flow along the membrane surface to dislodge fouling materials therefrom. A membrane module is also disclosed comprising a plurality of porous membranes or a set of membrane …

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Inventors (applicants): Fufang Zha, Peter Zauner, Joseph Edward Zuback, Roger William Phelps, Gerin James
Assignees (initial): Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (Alpharetta, US)

The application was examined by Chester Barry (USPTO dept. 1779)

Claims

  • 1. A water treatment system comprising: …
  • 2. The water treatment system of claim 1 , wherein the tube comprises an inlet …
  • 3. The water treatment system of claim 1 , further comprising a control device configured …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

Preferred embodiments of the invention will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which: FIG. 1 is a simplified schematic cross-sectional elevation …

Description

Technical Field

The present invention relates to membrane filtration systems and, more particularly, to apparatus and related methods to effectively clean the membranes used in such systems by means of pulsed fluid …

Cross Reference to Related Applications

This application is a continuation application of U.S. application Ser. No. 13/298,575 filed on Nov. 17, 2011 titled MEMBRANE CLEANING WITH PULSED AIRLIFT PUMP, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,372,276 …

Description of Preferred Embodiments

Referring to the drawings, FIGS. 1 to 3 show a membrane module arrangement according to one embodiment of the invention. The membrane module 5 includes a plurality of permeable hollow …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The protection scope is defined by 10 claims, the application number is 13/765,494 (U.S.), the grant number is 08840783 (publication number), similar patents are classified under Sorptive component containing, Irradiation or treatment with electric or magnetic fields, from animal husbandry, Permitted by filtrate accumulation, dialysis, osmosis or reverse osmosis, Embedded baffle, addition or application of a germicide or by oligodynamic treatment, Movable Support, Utilizing halogen or halogen containing material, Biological treatment, the application was examined by Chester Barry (1779 USPTO department), the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, explained by 12 figures, the inventor's name is Phelps Roger William, the invention description is illustrated by 12 drawings, the grant publication date is Sep. 23, 2014, invented by Joseph Edward Zuback et al., the application publication date is Feb. 12, 2013, the exemplary patent drawings are Water Treatment Membrane Cleaning, module of FIG. 1 during, module of FIG. 1 following, Simplified schematic cross-sectional elevation view, the invention is named Water Treatment Membrane Cleaning With Pulsed Airlift Pump, the patent particularly claims a water treatment system comprising…, located in Alpharetta (US), the assignee organization is Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, the patent grant was extended by 33 days, the assignee classification - a United States company, categorized under With Gas-Liquid Surface Contact Means as a primary classification.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Washing with a fluid other than the prefilt, By diverse fluid, With Gas-Liquid Surface Contact Means, Rehabilitating or regenerating filter medium, Preventing, decreasing, or delaying precipitation, coagulation or flocculation, Biological treatment of water, waste water, or sewage, With separator, Aerobic treatment. The designated search classifications include Preventing, decreasing, or delaying precipitation, coagulation or flocculation, Aerobic treatment, Rehabilitating or regenerating filter medium, Washing with a fluid other than the prefilt, By diverse fluid.

Patent details
Publication number 08840783
Publication date Sep. 23, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/765,494
Application date Feb. 12, 2013
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 33
National classification 210/150
Total number of claims 10
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 12
Number of figures 12
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