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Pentair Presents Breakthrough Technology At AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition

February 1, 2016


SAN ANTONIO - February 1, 2016 - Pentair, a global leader in the treatment, transfer and flow of water and other fluids, is showcasing its latest innovations and solutions to reduce, recover and reuse water at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) in San Antonio, Texas, February 1 - 5, 2016.

AWWA/AMTA is the premier event for membrane technology and applications in North America. The conference reveals new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalination, and membrane bioreactor applications.

Pentair will highlight its X-Flow advanced membrane and Codeline pressure vessel product lines, both global leaders in their respective fields at Booth 320. Attendees will have the opportunity to view  Pentair's latest innovations and solutions, including its breakthrough Helix flux enhancement technology and the robust Aqualine system.

Helix Technology: Increase Productivity while Lowering Energy Consumption
For industrial processing and water reuse applications, X-Flow's next generation tubular membrane with Helix technology helps to address a bottleneck in high-solids ultrafiltration (UF) by preventing the buildup of foulants. With advanced hydrodynamics, Helix can help enhance flux, increase flow and save energy. By introducing turbulence right at the membrane wall, the innovative Helix technology provides continuous mixing and efficient removal of the cake layer that would otherwise reduce the membrane's hydraulic permeability. The resulting higher permeate flow contributes to higher productivity and lower energy costs. Due to the effective membrane cleaning at low crossflow velocities, Helix significantly reduces the energy footprint compared to standard tubular membrane solutions.

Case Study: Performance Comparison
Immediately after its introduction late last year, Helix started delivering promising results. At Hooge Maey, a landfill in Antwerp, Belgium, Pentair initially installed two units-each with six X-Flow Compact 27G membrane modules for leachate treatment. In 2015, the six standard modules in one unit were replaced with Compact 27G Helix membrane modules. Flux and flow improved by 61 percent. The feedwater quality is 4.000 ppm COD and the permeate quality is 600 ppm COD.

Technology: Crossflow MBR
Crossflow velocity: 3.5 m/s
Feed water: 13,000 mg/l solids
Increase of productivity: 40-50%
Energy saved: 35%

Aqualine: Maximize the Performance of Water Treatment and Purification Systems
The Aqualine system is a robust technology suited as a pre-filtration solution for industrial water challenges in various industries. The Aqualine system helps to enable lower capital and operating costs while offering a smaller equipment footprint, as well as fast and easy changeouts.

Aqualine utilizes Codeline FRP housings, which can provide a 50 percent reduction in capital expenditure compared to typical steel vessels. The key to performance is advanced separation technology, and Pentair's high-tech media delivers the required efficiency and performance.


Pentair plc ( delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With 2014 revenues of $7.0 billion, Pentair employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.

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Merlin Kamp, Marketing Specialist
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Rebecca Osborn, Corporate Communications
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