DOW FILMTEC SFD-2860 Ultrafiltration Modules

Product Description

The SFD series of the DOW ultrafiltration modules are especially suitable for drinking water applications. The modules are built with robust outside-in PVDF fiber technology. The hollow fibers feature high clean-ability, low chemical consumption, high recovery, and a superior combination of mechanical properties and chemical resistance.

DOW ultrafiltration SFD-2860 modules offer high membrane active area with a height that enables containerized system design. These modules are certified under NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for safe use in drinking water applications.


  • Excellent removal of colloids, particles, and bacteria
  • Low chemical consumption
  • Ability to treat challenging feed water with limited pretreatment
  • High chemical-resistance PVDF that allows aggressive chemical use for treating challenging water when needed
  • Mechanically strong fibers enabling long module life

Important Information

Proper start-up of a UF system is essential to prepare the membranes for operating service and to prevent membrane damage. Following the proper start-up sequence also helps ensure that system operating parameters conform to design specifications so that system water quality and productivity goals can be achieved. Before initiating system start-up procedures, membrane pretreatment, installation of the membrane modules, instrument calibration and other system checks should be completed. Please refer to the product technical manual.

Operation Guidelines

Avoid any abrupt pressure variations during start-up, shutdown, cleaningor other sequences to prevent possible membrane damage. Flush the UF system to remove shipping solution prior to start up. Remove residual air from the system prior to start up. Manually start the equipment. Target a permeate flow of 60% of design during initial operations. Depending on the application, permeate obtained from initial operations should be discarded. Please refer to the product technical manual.

General Information

  • If operating limits and guidelines given in this bulletin are not strictly followed, the limited warranty (Form No. 795-00027) will be null and void.
  • To prevent biological growth during system shutdowns, it is recommended that preservative solution be injected into the membrane modules.
Model Type Part Number Membrane Area Module Volume Weight (empty/water filled)
m2 f2 liters gallons kg lbs
SFD-2860 NSF/ANSI 61 Drinking Water 324168 51 549 35 9.3 48/83 106/183

The DOW™ Ultrafiltration (UF) modules are made from high strength, hollow fiber membranes that
have excellent features and benefits:

  • 0.03 μm nominal pore diameter for removal of bacteria, viruses, and particulates including colloids to protect downstream processes such as RO
  • PVDF polymeric hollow fibers for high strength and chemical resistance allows long membrane life
  • Hydrophilic PVDF fibers for easy cleaning and wettability that help maintain long term performance
  • Outside In flow configuration for high tolerance to feed solids that help reduce the need for pretreatment processes
  • U-PVC housing, helping to eliminate the need for costly pressure vessels

This module is an ideal choice for systems with capacities greater than 50 m3/hr (220 gpm). The larger, 8 inch diameter module offers the highest effective membrane area of the DOW UF modules, which contributes to a more economical membrane system design. The shorter, 60 inch length module offers higher efficiencies over a wider range of feed water conditions compared to longer length modules. DOW Ultrafiltration Modules can be used for a wide variety of treatment applications such as surface water, seawater, industrial wastewaters, and secondary effluent wastewater.

Operating Perameters

  SI Units US Units
Filtrate Flux @ 25°C 40-120 l/m2/hr 24-70 gfd
Flow Range 2.0-6.1 m3/hr 9.2-26.7 gpm
pH, Operating 2-11
Temperature 1 - 40°C 34 - 104°F
Max. Inlet Module Pressure (@ 20°C) 6.25 bar 93.75 psi
Max. Operating TMP 2.1 bar 30 psi
Max. Operating Air Scour Flow 12 Nm3/hr 7.1 scfm
Max. Backwash Pressure 2.5 bar 36 psi
NaOCl (max) 2,000 mg/L
TSS (max) 100 mg/L
Turbidity (max) 300 ntu
Particle Size (max) 300 μm
Flow Configuration Outside In, Dead End Flow
Expected Filtrate Turbidity < 0.1 NTU
Expected Filtrate SDI < 2.5
  • Ground water and surface water treatment
  • Seawater desalination pretreatment
  • Waste water treatment
  • Municipal drinking water systems
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  • 5
    Great solution for water treatment

    Posted by Ramon E. on Aug 3rd 2018

    Better prices here!

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