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DOW FILMTEC XLE-4040 Membrane

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Product Description

DOW FILMTEC XLE-4040 is the most productive, lowest pressure RO membrane available, delivering the lowest total system cost. It may be cleaned over a wide pH range (pH 1-13) for the most effective cleaning.

Advantages

  • High flux results in high yields
  • High rejection provides good water quality
  • 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 30 psi (2.1 bar).
  • Avoid static permeate-side backpressure at all times.
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Specifications
Product Part Number Applied Pressure psig (bar) Permeate Flow Rate gpd (m3/d) Stabilized Salt Rejection (%)
XLE-4040 154546 100 (6.9) 2,600 (9.8) 99
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New DOW FILMTEC™ XLE elements offer better system performance and economics by operating at very low applied pressure. XLE membrane, made with a patented technology, provides consistent and reliable system performance. And for added convenience, XLE elements are available in a dry state for rapid start-up (see Figure 1 on reverse). The new XLE series of elements replaces TW30LE elements which were made with an older membrane technology.

Operating Limits
  • Membrane Type Polyamide Thin-Film Composite
  • Maximum Operating Temperature 113°F (45°C)
  • Maximum Operating Pressure 600 psi (41 bar)
  • Maximum Pressure Drop 13 psig (0.9 bar)
  • pH Range, Continuous Operation 2 - 11
  • pH Range, Short-Term Cleaning 1 - 13
  • Maximum Feed Silt Density Index SDI 5
  • Free Chlorine Tolerance <0.1 ppm
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  • Commercial Water treatment systems
  • Food service
  • Medical and research institutions
  • Hospitality industry
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  • 5
    High stock value

    Posted by Joel R. on Nov 16th 2019

    We ordered large quantity and you were able to satisfy our need on time. Thanks!

  • 5
    Great solution for water treatment

    Posted by Ramon E. on Aug 3rd 2018

    Better prices here!

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