AMTA’s - Victaulic research of biofouling in membrane filtration systems
The summer issue of the American Membrane Technology Association’s Solutions newsletter included an article by Mark Sewell, Manager – Materials Technology, and Catsy Lam, Product Engineer, on the role of elastomeric gasket materials in membrane biofouling. In the article, Sewell and Lam discuss how reverse osmosis and other membrane filtration systems provide optimum conditions for microorganism colonization, and how elastomeric materials can contribute to the problem. They explain their research that evaluated and optimized the microbiological resistance of EPDM compounds used in membrane filtration systems, and conclude by noting the importance of choosing clean materials that do not support the growth of microorganisms. Solutions is read by engineers, manufacturers, industry experts, water suppliers and public agency officials dedicated to the advancement of membrane technologies.