- Industrial water
- Separation technology
Microza has top-class experience in these industries and is daily contributing to solving customers’ issues.
Membrane filtration is an indispensable technology for the advanced purification of industrial water. Microza microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes are widely employed in the pretreatment process of reverse osmosis (RO) filtration, which is used for the production of pure water and wastewater recycling, and in the purification process of ultrapure water and pharmaceutical water.
Microza responds to various challenges in the industrial water application
Reduce the use of flocculant or want to stop using flocculant
Reduce sludge generation
Revise the capacity of the water treatment system
Improve the quality of water used in production to increase product yield
Secure potable water supply in the factory from industrial water
Maintain the desired flux
Reduce membrane replacement costs
Need to install appropriate pretreatment of RO membrane in order to prolong RO's product life
Produce fresh water from seawater and use it as industrial water
Produce ultrapure water
Your conventional method (coagulation and sedimentation or sand filtration) may fail to achieve sufficient water quality. The operating cost is high due to frequent RO membrane replacement.
Use of flocculant results in the generation of sludge, thus high costs for treating industrial wastes. You may be wanting means to achieve membrane filtration without using a flocculant.
Reverse osmosis membrane system is implemented to produce pure water or wastewater recycling, but RO membranes need to be replaced frequently, requiring many costs. You may want to revise pretreatment to reduce costs.
You may want to convert industrial water into potable water as a BPO measure. You may want to build a corporate structure that can contribute to local communities during disasters.
You may want to optimize your aged water treatment system.
The life of RO membrane is short. You may want to investigate the pretreatment process for RO membrane.
You may want to produce pharmaceutical water without using a distiller.
You may want to produce ultraclean water suitable for the production of various kinds of electronic parts.
Stability, filtration rate, and chemical resistance
Manufactured by thermal-induced phase separation (TIPS), an original method, Microza’s hollow fibers demonstrate:High stability,High filtration rate and High chemical resistance.Especially high chemical resistance is required when the concentration of organic substances or scale components, such as iron and manganese, in the raw water is high.
Know-hows for designing an optimum system
Based on membrane filtration technology and operation data accumulated over 50 years, we can provide support services in designing a system optimum for each customer.
Differences from otehr technologies
Microza filtration membrane is highly durable as it is manufactured using an original method.
We can propose a product/service optimum for each customer, which has the optimum filtration rate and membrane service life and matches the project background.
An original method
- The injection volume of the flocculant needs to be adjusted
by an operator to suit the conditions and quality of raw water.
- Sludge is generated by the injection of flocculant
and needs to be treated as industrial waste.
- Better water quality can be achieved without injecting flocculantdepending on the actual quality of raw water.
- Membrane filtration with immersion membrane is favorable for raw water of relatively high turbidity.
Proposing optimum system
The design of the membrane filtration system greatly varies depending on the kind and quality of raw water. We propose an optimum system based on provided plant design conditions. If you will use Microza in the pretreatment of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane filtration, we can also propose an optimum system design package that also covers RO. Please feel free to contact us.
Advice on operation
Operation conditions need to be revised when the property of raw water changes or when the conditions of raw water need to be altered after the start of operation. We can propose optimum operation conditions, including frequency of chemical washing, chemicals to use, and their concentration. If you have difficulty or are facing trouble operating your existing membrane filtration system from another manufacturer, you can also consult us, including the use of products other than ours.
The life of the membrane varies greatly depending on the actual operating states. Deterioration of membrane differs between plants that operate at 100% and 50% capacity all year round. We diagnose the degree of deterioration of membrane filtration and assess membrane life based on existing operation state records, membrane analysis, and our know-how cultivated over years.
Analysis of membrane
We can diagnose the degree of membrane deterioration and propose revised chemical washing conditions by analyzing the membrane used in your plant.
These Microza modules are being employed in over 2,000 purification plants in the world and treating over 2.2 million m3/day of water in total. Characterized by high performance and long life, the products are playing an active part in tap water purification and pretreatment of RO membrane filtration for purifying industrial water and recycling wastewater.
Microza UF PVDF module (UNA series)
Microza UF PVDF membrane immersion type (UHS series)
The flow of our suppor
Consultation on conditions and purpose of use
We’ll have a preparatory meeting to find out what input conditions are needed to suit your purpose.
We propose a solution(s) for your purpose or problem.
We conclude contracts on necessary products and/or services.
We provide support services for optimizing your operation via operation monitoring and operational optimization.
What conditions are necessary for designing a membrane filtration system?
Data on the kind, amount, and quality of the raw water and a draft of the system structure are necessary. Water quality includes minimum water temperature, turbidity, and contents of organic substances (COD and TOC) and inorganic substances such as iron and manganese. After deciding the assumed life of the membrane and whether a standby system is needed or not, we will be able to propose a system.
How long does the membrane last?
For water purification purposes, we have operation records of 10 to 15 years, although the value varies depending on the kind of raw water and actual operation states. We can design and propose a system that most answers your request on membrane service life (although the feasibility varies depending on conditions).
How much flocculant can we add?
The amount varies depending on water quality and the type of flocculant. Please contact us for details from this web page.
What are the conditions of chemical washing?
They differ depending on the conditions of raw water, operation states in the past, and loads of water quality. Please contact us from this web page, and we will make a proposal based on the operation state.