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A method of operating a membrane filtration module (5), the module (5) including one or more membranes (7) extending longitudinally between vertically spaced upper and lower headers (8, 9) into which the ends of the membranes (7) are potted. The membranes (7) have a permeable wall which is subjected to a filtration operation wherein feed containing contaminant matter is applied to one side of the membrane wall and filtrate is withdrawn from the other side of the membrane wall. At least one of the upper and/or lower headers (8, 9) has one or more openings (10) therein and the method including flowing the feed, at least in part, through the one or more openings (10) for application to the membrane wall. Apparatus for performing the method is also disclosed.

Title
Methods and apparatus for removing solids from a membrane module
Application Number
11/575234
Publication Number
8506806 (B2)
Application Date
September 13, 2005
Publication Date
August 13, 2013
Inventor
Warren Thomas Johnson
New South Wales
AU
Thomas William Beck
New South Wales
AU
Assignee
Siemens
GA, US
IPC
B01D 61/20
B01D 65/08
B01D 63/04
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