Dow Filmtec™ BW30-400 is a high performance membrane element for brackish water.
Dow Filmtec™ BW30-400 is the best choice to obtain the highest quality of permeate. This is the first membrane element with a surface area of 37 m2. It is used both in existing systems and to design new ones, in which capital investment and productivity are important.
Dow Filmtec™ membrane (USA) is the world standard for water purification
Dow Filmtec™ elements can be washed in wider pH range (1-13) than other reverse osmosis membranes
Large active surface of the element provides higher productivity
Automated high-precision production makes it possible to obtain elements with maximum active surface
Membrane type – spiral-wound element with polyamide thin-film composite
Nominal active surface, m2
Operating pressure, bar
Permeate volume, m3/day
Stabilized salt rejection, %
Permeate consumption and salt (NaCl) rejection are indicated for the following test conditions: 2 000 mg/L NaCl, 25°C, pH 8, indicated pressure and 15% permeate recovery.
Flow rates of permeate for every specific element might vary, but will not fluctuate by more than 15% from the indicated values.
Maximum operating water temperature, °С
Maximum operating pressure, bar
Maximum pressure drop, bar
pH range, operational mode
pH range, chemical cleaning mode
Maximum feed silt density index (SDI)
SDI < 5
Free chlorine tolerance, mg/L
Before launch of the reverse osmosis system preliminary preparation of the membrane, refill of the elements, adjustment of the devices and other system checks should be performed.
Avoid any major pressure or flow surges inside the spiral-wound elements in the middle of launch, stop, cleaning etc. to avoid risk of damage infliction to the membrane. During the launch it is recommended to gradually switch the system from standstill to operational mode following the steps:
gradually increase feed water pressure during 30-60 seconds
operational rate of the flows should be developed gradually during 15-20 seconds
permeate obtained within the first hour of operation is discharged
After the initial soaking always keep the elements wet.
To prevent biofouling during long operation breaks it is recommended to submerge the membrane elements into preservative solutions.
Maximum pressure drop along the full length of the housing makes 2.1 bar.