Engineering of Ultrafiltration Equipment in Alkaline Cleaner Applications

The use of ultrafiltration (UF) applications with alkaline cleaners was a common practice as of 2001, but at the time UF was still susceptible to fouling and stripping out active agents from the cleaners. ISTC’s Kishore Rajagopalan and other scientists developed a modeling program to use in conjunction with pilot testing of UF technology to reduce time and money spent on solving the unique issues at each facility. The article provides several scenarios to show how the model works. The group found that as much as 10 to 15% of capital costs could be saved with their modeling technique.