Free Low Pressure Membranes Report Available

The National Water Research Institute's report, A Global Perspective of Low Pressure Membranes, is available for download at www.nwri-usa.org/e-publications.

Released in April 2008, the report was prepared by David Furukawa, P.E., Ch.E. of Separation Consultants, Inc. Furukawa is an expert on membrane technologies.

Low pressure membrane technology represents a fast-growing industry, and these products will continue to be incorporated into future water and wastewater treatment applications throughout the world. As with reverse osmosis previously, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, and membrane bioreactors underwent a similar development period when they were used for many different niche applications before their broadest applications were recognized.

The report reviews the current status of the industry and includes an account of actual installed capacity through the end of the year 2006. The data comprise the results from 13 companies that provided information on their installations (representing more than 90 percent of all installed plants worldwide).

The 13-page report includes discussions on industry growth, installed capacity and application, global market and costs, and conclusions.

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