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PURON® membrane

filters in action

Industrial MBR:
Maltery in Antwerp (Belgium)
Maltery in Antwerp
Largest industrial MBR in Belgium
Commissioned: November 2004
16 Modules
Total membrane area: 8,000 m2 (86,000 ft2)
Capacity: 2,000 m3 / day (0.5 MGD)
Pre-screening: 2 curved screens (1 mm)
Submerged modules PURON® modules

Advanced Technology for


Demonstration plant at WWTP
in Simmerath (Germany) Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
Commissioned: March 2003
2 modules
Total membrane area: 1,000 m2 (10,800 ft2)
Design temperature: 5° C (41° F)
Capacity: 630 m3/day (0.17 MGD) Demonstration plant Simmerath

Operated as bypass to the existing WWTP


Pre-screening: step screen (3 mm)
PURON® module

Koch Membrane Systems GmbH Krantzstr. 7 | D-52070 Aachen | Germany


Tel.: +49 (0)241 413 26 0 | Fax: +49 (0)241 413 26 59 | info@puron.de | www.puron.de
Please visit www.kochmembrane.com for a complete list of all KMS global offices.

PURON® is a registered trademark of Koch Membrane Systems GmbH in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, U.K. and China.
Submerged Membranes
© 2005 Koch Membrane Systems Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Koch Membrane Systems GmbH is a member of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC. 08/05

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PURON® Technology
for Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
At the heart of the PURON® products are hollow The filtrate is drawn out of the inside of the mem- PURON® Submerged Modules –
fiber membranes. The pores of these membranes brane fibers by means of a slight suction while all
are so small (0.05 µm) that they form a barrier to bac- solids and particulates remain on the outside of preferred choice for your MBR projects
teria and other pathogens. A braid inside the mem- the membranes. An air nozzle is integrated into
High and stable fluxes – single header design
brane material provides high mechanical strength the center of each bundle to apply air for scouring
ensures unique sludge management
to prevent fiber breakage during operation. purposes.
A special feature of the PURON design is bundles of Simple pre-screening – low risk of module
clogging with hairs and fibrous materials
membrane fibers that are fixed in a single header at Module Design
their lower ends. The upper ends of the fibers are Reduced energy consumption – achieved by
individually sealed and free to move laterally. Several membrane bundles are lined up into module central air injection
rows. Lateral fiber supports hold the membranes
High mechanical strength – braided fibers reduce
in position during installation. Several of these
the chance of membrane failure
rows are mounted into a stainless steel frame.
This construction forms a membrane module and High effluent quality – due to narrow pore size Koch Membrane Systems –
Membrane fiber bundle provides a membrane area of about 500 m2. distribution the right partner in Membrane Filtration
(basic element of PURON® product)
The PURON product is specially designed for waste- Resistant to fouling – ability to accept fiber back-
water treatment - and particularly for membrane washing and chemically enhanced backwashing Experienced MBR engineering support team
sealed end pathogen braid bioreactors (MBR) where the modules are submerged A world leader in membrane technology - more
Durable – a result of robust PURON design
suspended membrane
solids surface
into biological sludge. than three decades experience in membrane
filtration and system design
one-sided �
freely movable Wide variety of membrane products - a strong
��
membrane company with ideal solutions for different
fibers
Module row applications

filtrate filtrate
fiber support

2.6 mm

filtrate
central removal Membrane cross section Submerged Module Sludge / Permeate
air nozzle

filtrate removal
air
air

membrane
fiber bundle

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PURON® Technology
for Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
At the heart of the PURON® products are hollow The filtrate is drawn out of the inside of the mem- PURON® Submerged Modules –
fiber membranes. The pores of these membranes brane fibers by means of a slight suction while all
are so small (0.05 µm) that they form a barrier to bac- solids and particulates remain on the outside of preferred choice for your MBR projects
teria and other pathogens. A braid inside the mem- the membranes. An air nozzle is integrated into
High and stable fluxes – single header design
brane material provides high mechanical strength the center of each bundle to apply air for scouring
ensures unique sludge management
to prevent fiber breakage during operation. purposes.
A special feature of the PURON design is bundles of Simple pre-screening – low risk of module
clogging with hairs and fibrous materials
membrane fibers that are fixed in a single header at Module Design
their lower ends. The upper ends of the fibers are Reduced energy consumption – achieved by
individually sealed and free to move laterally. Several membrane bundles are lined up into module central air injection
rows. Lateral fiber supports hold the membranes
High mechanical strength – braided fibers reduce
in position during installation. Several of these
the chance of membrane failure
rows are mounted into a stainless steel frame.
This construction forms a membrane module and High effluent quality – due to narrow pore size Koch Membrane Systems –
Membrane fiber bundle provides a membrane area of about 500 m2. distribution the right partner in Membrane Filtration
(basic element of PURON® product)
The PURON product is specially designed for waste- Resistant to fouling – ability to accept fiber back-
water treatment - and particularly for membrane washing and chemically enhanced backwashing Experienced MBR engineering support team
sealed end pathogen braid bioreactors (MBR) where the modules are submerged A world leader in membrane technology - more
Durable – a result of robust PURON design
suspended membrane
solids surface
into biological sludge. than three decades experience in membrane
filtration and system design
one-sided �
freely movable Wide variety of membrane products - a strong
��
membrane company with ideal solutions for different
fibers
Module row applications

filtrate filtrate
fiber support

2.6 mm

filtrate
central removal Membrane cross section Submerged Module Sludge / Permeate
air nozzle

filtrate removal
air
air

membrane
fiber bundle

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PURON® membrane
filters in action

Industrial MBR:
Maltery in Antwerp (Belgium)
Maltery in Antwerp
Largest industrial MBR in Belgium
Commissioned: November 2004
16 Modules
Total membrane area: 8,000 m2 (86,000 ft2)
Capacity: 2,000 m3 / day (0.5 MGD)
Pre-screening: 2 curved screens (1 mm)
Submerged modules PURON® modules

Advanced Technology for


Demonstration plant at WWTP
in Simmerath (Germany) Membrane Bioreactors (MBR)
Commissioned: March 2003
2 modules
Total membrane area: 1,000 m2 (10,800 ft2)
Design temperature: 5° C (41° F)
Capacity: 630 m3/day (0.17 MGD) Demonstration plant Simmerath

Operated as bypass to the existing WWTP


Pre-screening: step screen (3 mm)
PURON® module

Koch Membrane Systems GmbH Krantzstr. 7 | D-52070 Aachen | Germany


Tel.: +49 (0)241 413 26 0 | Fax: +49 (0)241 413 26 59 | info@puron.de | www.puron.de
Please visit www.kochmembrane.com for a complete list of all KMS global offices.

PURON® is a registered trademark of Koch Membrane Systems GmbH in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, U.K. and China.
Submerged Membranes
© 2005 Koch Membrane Systems Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Koch Membrane Systems GmbH is a member of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC. 08/05

kms_puron_broshure_us_rz.indd 2-3 04.08.2005 16:13:21