Fouling resistant membrane spacers

Noreddine Ghaffour (Inventor), Adnan Qamar (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed herein are spacers having baffle designs and perforations for efficiently and effectively separating one or more membrane layers a membrane filtration system. The spacer (504) includes a body (524) formed at least in part by baffles (520) that are interconnected, and the baffles define boundaries of openings or apertures (525) through a thickness direction of the body of the spacer. Alternatively or additionally, passages or perforations (526A, 526B) may be present in the spacer layer or baffles for fluid flow there through, with the passages and baffles having a numerous different shapes and sizes.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO 2017175137 A1
IPCB01D 65/ 08 A I
Priority date04/5/16
StatePublished - Oct 12 2017


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