08287743 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 987 patents.

A method of cleaning a membrane surface immersed in a liquid medium with a fluid flow, including the steps of providing a randomly generated intermittent or pulsed fluid flow along the membrane surface to dislodge fouling materials therefrom. A membrane module is also disclosed comprising a plurality of porous membranes (6) or set of membrane modules (5) and a device (11) for providing a generally randomly generated, pulsed fluid flow such that, in use, said fluid flow moves past the surfaces of said membranes (6) to dislodge fouling materials therefrom.

Title
Membrane cleaning with pulsed airlift pump
Application Number
12/895156
Publication Number
8287743 (B2)
Application Date
September 30, 2010
Publication Date
October 16, 2012
Inventor
Roger Phelps
Kings Langley
AU
Peter Zauner
Faulconbridge
AU
Edward Joseph Zuback
Camarillo
CA, US
Gerin James
Brookfield
WI, US
Fufang Zha
West Ryde
AU
Assignee
Siemens
GA, US
IPC
B01D 24/46
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