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CONNECTING SLEEVE AND FIBER REPAIR BATH PART FOR MODULES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239503D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 88K

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Abstract

The present invention proposes a technique to check any water leakage from membrane of a waste water treatment apparatus by having a certain amount of water above fiber and observing bubbles. The technique includes a connection part, such as, a sleeve between a permeate pipe and a module. When the sleeve is slid down, the module is pressurized and the sleeve behaves like a bath to hold the water to observe bubbles.

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CONNECTING SLEEVE AND FIBER REPAIR BATH PART FOR MODULES

BACKGROUND

The present invention relates generally to waste water treatment apparatus and more particularly to a pressurized rackless design of the waste water treatment apparatus.

Generally, waste water treatment apparatus includes membranes to filter waste water. Such apparatus acquires high purity water by utilizing pressurized hollow-fiber ultra-filtration (UF) membranes. However, some amount of water leaks out of membranes which require a check.

A conventional technique includes pipe connection means between a module and a permeate pipe. However such connections are just for connecting two pipes and do not create a bath. Also, such connections are very expensive.

It would be desirable to have an efficient technique to check any water leakage from membranes of waste water treatment apparatus.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

Figure 1 depicts the connection part, the permeate pipe and the module configuration.

Figure 2 depicts enlarged view of the sleeve/bath design.

Figure 3 depicts bubble formation upon pressurizing the module using sleeve.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The present invention proposes a technique to check any water leakage from membrane of a waste water treatment apparatus by having a certain amount of water above membrane fiber and observing bubbles. The technique includes a connection part, such as, a sleeve between a permeate pipe and a module. Figure 1 depicts the connection part, the permeate pipe and the mo...