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DOW FILMTEC SW30XLE-400i Membrane

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Product Description

DOW FILMTEC SW30XLE-400i offers a good combination of productivity and rejection resulting in a low energy seawater element and low operating cost. It is ideal for two-pass seawater designs and high TDS brackish water applications. DOW FILMTEC SW30XLE-400i comes with iLEC™ Interlocking Endcaps that reduce system operating costs and reduce the risk of o-ring leaks that cause poor water quality.

Advantages

  • High flux reduces energy use or pressure required
  • Good rejection results in good quality water
  • High boron rejection
  • Filmtec performance and quality

Important Information

Proper start-up of reverse osmosis water treatment systems is essential to prepare the membranes for operating service and to prevent membrane damage due to overfeeding or hydraulic shock. 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, loading of the membrane elements, instrument calibration and other system checks should be completed.

Please refer to the application information literature entitled “Start-Up Sequence” (Form No. 609-02077) for more information.

Operation Guidelines

Avoid any abrupt pressure or cross-flow variations on the spiral elements during start-up, shutdown, cleaning or other sequences to prevent possible membrane damage. During start-up, a gradual change from a standstill to operating state is recommended as follows:

  • Feed pressure should be increased gradually over a 30-60 second time frame.
  • Cross-flow velocity at set operating point should be achieved gradually over 15-20 seconds.
  • Permeate obtained from first hour of operation should be discarded.

General Information

  • Keep elements moist at all times after initial wetting.
  • If operating limits and guidelines given in this bulletin are not strictly followed, the limited warranty will be null and void.
  • To prevent biological growth during prolonged system shutdowns, it is recommended that membrane elements be immersed in a preservative solution.
  • The customer is fully responsible for the effects of incompatible chemicals and lubricants on elements.
  • Maximum pressure drop across an entire pressure vessel (housing) is 50 psi (3.4 bar).
  • Avoid static permeate-side backpressure at all times.
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Specifications
Product Part number Active area Maximum operating pressure  Permeate flow rate Typical boron rejection % Minimum salt rejection % Stabilized saltrejection %
ft2 (m2) psig (bar) GPD (m3/d)
SW30XLE-400i 219219 400 (37) 1,200 (83) 9,000 (34) 91.5 99.6 99.8
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Dow Water & Process Solutions offers various premium seawater reverse osmosis (RO) elements to reduce capital and operation cost of seawater RO systems. DOW FILMTEC™ products combine premium membrane performance with automated precision fabrication and maximize system output to unprecedented performance.

DOW FILMTEC™ SW30XLE-400i offers an unequalled combination of productivity and rejection. This is the lowest energy seawater element available on the market, enabling lowest operation cost. It is also ideal for two-pass seawater designs and high TDS brackish water applications. DOW FILMTEC SW30XLE-400i comes with the unique iLEC™ Interlocking Endcaps that reduce system operating costs and reduce the risk of o-ring leaks that cause poor water quality. See Form No. 609-00446 for information on the trouble-free cost-saving benefits of iLEC Interlocking Endcaps. Benefits of SW30XLE-400i include:

  • Highest productivity available, with active area of 400 sq. ft., enables systems to be designed to deliver the lowest total cost of water by optimizing energy consumption, system productivity and operating flux.
  • Can effectively be used in permeate staged seawater desalination systems without impairing the performance of the downstream stage.
  • Delivers high performance over the operating lifetime without the use of oxidative post-treatments like many competitive products. This is one reason DOW FILMTEC elements are more durable and may be cleaned more effectively over a wider pH range (1-13) than other RO elements.
  • Automated, precision fabrication with a greater number of shorter membrane leaves reduces the effect of overall fouling and maximizes element efficiency, lowering your cost of operation.
Operating Limits
  • Membrane Type Polyamide Thin-Film Composite
  • Maximum Operating Temperaturea 113°F (45°C)
  • Maximum Element Pressure Drop 15 psig (1.0 bar)
  • pH Range, Continuous Operation 2 - 11
  • pH Range, Short-Term Cleaning (30 min.) 1 - 13
  • Maximum Feed Silt Density Index (SDI) SDI 5
  • Free Chlorine Tolerance <0.1 ppm
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  • Seawater desalination
  • Municipal drinking water
  • Industrial desalination
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  • 5
    Very pleased

    Posted by Briggittee E. on Mar 13th 2019

    I will definitely be acquiring more of these in the future.

  • 5
    Excellent customer service

    Posted by Negrinho O. on Apr 11th 2018

    Very good price

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