Case Studies


The Future of our Water Planet

October 1, 2018

The Earth, as viewed from space, is commonly referred to as a "Water Planet." But in fact, only one one-hundredth percent (0.01%) of the earth’s…

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March 2018 Newsletter – POREFLON chosen for municipal wastewater treatment

March 13, 2018

Location: Americas, 2017 Goal: Stable, durable membrane fiber for MBR unit Capacity: 760 m3/d (260 GPD) MLSS average 15,000 mg/L Result: BOD 2 mg/L TSS <3 mg/L…

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October 2017 Newsletter – POREFLON chosen for wastewater treatment in soft drink production

October 13, 2017

Location: Japan, 2014 Goal: Increase production and increase in wastewater treatment capacity Capacity: 200 m3/d (52,840 GPD) Additional 400m3/d (105,668 GPD) with PTFE membranes Situation This customer was a…

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August 2017 Newsletter – POREFLON Tested Best for Large Commercial Kitchen

August 24, 2017

A large-scale, commercial kitchen detoxification facility within a central Tokyo hotel complex needed a new wastewater treatment system. After testing, the POREFLON MBR wastewater treatment…

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July 2017 Newsletter – POREFLON Membrane Wastewater Treatment for Textile Wastewater

July 28, 2017

A high-quality denim manufacturer implemented the POREFLON MBR system for wastewater treatment. In the year and a half of pilot testing, the system was able to…

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May 2017 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Selected for Food-Processing Wastewater

May 18, 2017

A food-processing plant in Japan that switched to 24-hour operations used POREFLON™ PTFE membranes for wastewater treatment. This technology has the strength to handle non-stop operations and…

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Oil refinery at Bangkok Thailand

March 2017 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Recover 65% of Oil Refinery Wastewater

March 15, 2017

A case study in Taiwan reveals a 65% recovery rate for recycling industrial wastewater. Sumitomo’s PTFE membrane technology handled oily wastewater under extreme heat. March 2017…

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January 2017 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Clean Water for Reuse in Steel Manufacturing

January 19, 2017

Across the globe, securing water for the steel industry has become more challenging and intake limits have become more restrictive for industrial water users. January 2017…

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October 2016 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Proven for Landfill Leachate

November 3, 2016

A recent case study in China proved the effectiveness of PTFE membranes for landfill leachate. In China, the majority of final waste disposal is through landfill…

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Sumitomo Electric Introduces POREFLON to the U.S.

July 24, 2016

The Water Processing Group of Sumitomo Electric USA brings solutions for hard-to-clean wastewaters with a “super” membrane product known as POREFLON. Sumitomo manufactures POREFLON from…

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