08622222 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 1063 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 a 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
12/602316
Publication Number
8622222 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2008
Publication Date
January 7, 2014
Inventor
Roger William Phelps
Kings Langley
AU
Peter Zauner
Faulconbridge
AU
Joseph Edward Zuback
Camarillo
CA, US
Gerin James
Hazelbrook
AU
Fufang Zha
West Ryde
AU
Assignee
Siemens Water Technologies
GA, US
IPC
B01D 41/00
B01D 29/11
B01D 29/66
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