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Weftec sees launch UF-filtration with a twist: Pentair's X-Flow Helix technology

Posted on 13 September 2015

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At the forthcoming Weftec-exhibition on wastewater treatment in Chicago, USA, Pentair will launch its enhanced Helix technology, available on all X-Flow tubular membrane modules.

Weftec is the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. This year's edition takes place from 26 to 30 September 2015.

Another novelty presented by Pentair is the X-Flow Compact 75G, a membrane module specially developed for demanding water treatment.

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X-Flow Compact 75G.

No cake buildup
The new generation Helix tubular UF-membranes (see impression of skid above) effectively resolves the most important production bottleneck in high-solids and waste water ultrafiltration, namely concentration polarization and the resulting cake buildup.

Helix membranes brings turbulence right to the membrane wall, where a helically winding ridge causes enhanced mixing and efficient cake removal, even at low crossflow velocities.

With the ongoing cake removal, more permeate flows through the membrane, resulting in higher productivity and lower operational expenditure.

Depending on the feed water characteristics, Helix can deliver up to 100 percent extra productivity and lower energy consumption by 50 percent.

High mechanical strength
The Compact 75G, also exhibited at Weftec, is the newest addition to the X-Flow Compact product range featuring the new Helix technology.

Pentair developed the X-Flow Compact 75G, a glass fiber-reinforced epoxy module with high mechanical strength and chemical resistance, for demanding applications, including large water treatment plants and produced water treatment in the oil & gas industry.

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X-Flow office and producton plant in the Netherlands.

About Pentair/X-Flow
X-Flow is the international membrane brand of Pentair, the global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner. It was founded in 1984 as a spin-off company at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, where a method was developed to manufacture hollow fiber membranes.

In May 2011, US-based Pentair Inc. acquired X-Flow and is now part of Pentair’s Process Technologies business unit. With X-Flow, Pentair delivers membrane technology to OEM’s, partners and contractors through a worldwide distribution network

Pentair had a revenue of 7.0 billion US dollar in 2014 and it employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.

This news item was originally published on the website of Pentair/X-flow.


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More information
Pentair/X-Flow
Enschede, the Netherlands
+31 53 428 73 50
www.xflow.pentair.com/en

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