Water Filtration

 Membrane Filtration – Process, Products & Materials

Upon completion of this course, you will understand:

  • The basics of the four different membrane types, including reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and micorfiltration
  • The materials used for membranes, including integral membranes and composite membranes
  • The basics of chemical resistance, pH and temperature resistance of the various membrane materials
  • The different element types, including spiral wound elements, tubular membranes, plate-and-frame systems and other more specialized types
  • The limitations of membranes and systems


Membranes are being put to hard work today, but they are relatively unknown to consumers since they are usually hidden within industrial processes. Some industries depend on membranes for the manufacturing of basic products, others need membranes to solve complex separation processes, while others again use membranes to meet environmental standards. The text for this course is taken from “Membrane Filtration Handbook, Practical Tips and Hints,” by Jørgen Wagner. The complete guide can be purchased from SPRI at the following website: Membrane Filtration Handbook, Practical Tips and Hints

MEMBRANE FILTRATION Process, Products and Materials