MEMBRANE CLEANING WITH PULSED GAS SLUGS

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APP PUB NO 20120285885A1
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13396275

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Aspects and embodiments of the present application are direction to systems and methods for treating fluids and to systems and methods for cleaning membrane modules used in the treatment of fluids. Disclosed herein is a membrane filtration system and a method of operating same. The membrane filtration system comprises a plurality of membrane modules positioned in a feed tank, at least one of the membrane modules having a gas slug generator positioned below a lower header thereof, the gas slug generator configured and arranged to deliver a gas slug along surfaces of membranes within the at least one of the membrane modules. The membrane filtration system may further comprise a global aeration system configured to operate independently from an aeration system providing a gas to the gas slug generator. The global aeration system may be configured and arranged to induce a global circulatory flow of fluid throughout the feed tank.

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EVOQUA WATER TECHNOLOGIES LLC210 SIXTH AVENUE SUITE 3300 PITTSBURGH PA 15222

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
James, Gerin Hazelbrook, AU 9 167
Jordan, Edward John Lenexa, US 17 818
Liu, Wenjun Wayne, US 47 453
Phelps, Roger Kings Langley, AU 5 113
Zauner, Peter Springwood, AU 11 211
Zha, Fufang West Ryde, AU 60 2756
Zuback, Joseph Edward Camarillo, US 16 229

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