Energy-efficient biological treatment system with filtration membrane

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7179370
APP PUB NO 20060213831A1
SERIAL NO

11439318

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A membrane filtration system comprising one or more submerged ultrafiltration or microfiltration membrane assemblies at ambient pressure, each membrane assembly positioned 100 240 mm from a nearest wall, baffle, or adjacent membrane assembly and no more than 1 meter above a floor and at least 150 mm below the liquid level. Mixed liquor is discharged underneath each membrane assembly to create a vertical flow velocity in a range of 1 8 mm/second along an entire length of the membrane assembly. In a sequenced batch reactor system, a coarse bubble air diffuser for scouring each membrane assembly is supplied with air only during the backwash cycle of the filtration system and not during the filtration cycle. In a membrane bioreactor system, the biological treatment section is physically separated from the filtration section and fine bubble air diffusion is used in the biological treatment section.

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ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, INC.WILMINGTON, DE1096

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Byrne, Roger J Mequon, WI 3 37
Dimitriou, Michael A Richmond, VA 4 46
George, Kenneth P Grafton, WI 3 37
Koch, III John E Wauwatosa, WI 2 16
Krall, Joseph G Grafton, WI 7 54
Rice, David Port Washington, WI 31 465
Yogendran, Velupillai Warwickshire, GB 3 33

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ZHEJIANG OMEX ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED (2)
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