Filtration Membranes for Sanitary, Food, and Beverage

Reduce product loss, keep costs low, and boost your yield with advanced membranes

Whatever the need, GE has a full line of nanofiltration, microfiltration, and ultrafiltration membranes to allow:

  • Dairy producers to turn cheese whey into a valuable product
  • Starch processors to purify glucose at a high temperature and pressure
  • Wine makers to enhance color and flavor while eliminating the use and disposal of diatomaceous earth
  • Food processors to increase protein concentration while minimizing product losses
  • Pharmaceutical companies to demineralize and concentrate antibiotics

Filtration Membrane Features

  • United States Food & Drug Administration 21CFR 175, 176, 177, 178 and 182
  • European Framework 1935/2004/EC and Plastics Regulation 10/2011
  • BSE/TSE guidance
  • Absence of Melamin and Cyanuric acid

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Electrodeionization (EDI)

Focus on your core business while GE runs your water plant

Remove residual salts and other aqueous species from your water with up to 18 MOhm-cm resistivity

GE’s E-Cell* electrodeionization (EDI) technology removes residual salts and ionizable aqueous species - such as carbon dioxide, silica, ammonia and boron - from your water sources. The EDI systems operate chemical-free, achieve 97% water recovery, and consume only electricity. They are ideal for multiple applications including: power generation for boiler feed and NOx control, semiconductors, microelectronics, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals.

E-Cell EDI Features

GE’s EDI systems provide key advantages compared to traditional ion-exchange processes:

  • Eliminates expensive and hazardous chemicals used in ion-exchange resin regeneration
  • Reduces energy and operating expenses
  • Reduces the facility size requirement
  • Helps plants meet ISO14000 requirements

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Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR)

Recover more from your high total suspended solids (TSS) and high silica source water

If your source water is challenging due to high total suspended solids (TSS) or high silica, electrodialysis reversal (EDR) for drinking water can provide high water recovery, reducing the strain in water scarce areas.

Because of the polarity reversal design, EDR for wastewater reuse is a self-cleaning, durable membrane system ideal for turbid wastewater. EDR technology achieves high water recovery for water scarce areas and GE’s wastewater EDR systems reclaim more than 20 million gallons per day (75,000 m3/day) of wastewater for other uses.

EDR Product Features

  • High water recovery design efficiently processes source water and generates low concentrate volume for disposal
  • Rugged systems are less sensitive than reverse osmosis (RO) to particulates and metal oxides
  • Targets arsenic, fluoride, radium and nitrate removal for potable water applications
  • Long membrane life (typically 20+ years for potable water installations) for a lower cost of ownership
  • Chlorine-resistant membranes are tolerant to disinfection, allowing use on challenging waters
  • Wastewater reclamation reduces waste discharges and water use charges
  • Effectively treats rejects and blowdowns
  • Easy to control salt removal and product quality by adjusting amount of electricity applied to membrane stack

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E-Series* Reverse Osmosis

Pre-built reverse osmosis (RO) systems for your general industrial and commercial needs

Remove residual salts and other aqueous species from your water with up to 18 MOhm-cm resistivity

E-Series reverse osmosis offers complete, pre-engineered, standardized solutions to meet your water filtration requirements, saving you money and ensuring reliability. The machines fit flow requirements from 375 gpd to 288,000 gpd (0.06 m3/h to 45.4 m3/h). Ideal applications include:

  • Car washes
  • Office applications
  • Product dilution or mixing
  • Spot-free product rinses
  • Restaurant/Grocery
  • Boiler feedwater

E-Series RO Features

GE’s RO systems offer reliability, ease of operation, cost savings, consistent water quality treatment, and improved removal of contaminants. Other E-Series RO benefits include:

  • Skid-mounted and ready to use with complete system delivery
  • No assembly; plug-and-play simplicity
  • Easy to order, with configure to order options
  • Complete factory support for any and all inquiries
  • Drawings and manuals available by contacting your GE sales representative

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Seawater Packaged Desalination

Accelerate your project schedule with a pre-built desalination system

It is vital for customers in water-scarce regions to achieve and maintain low operating costs. GE's SeaPRO seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) series solves your desalination needs while optimizing operating costs. The SWRO series covers a range of customer applications, including boiler feedwater make-up, irrigation water, plant process water, and small community potable water demand.

For those applications with -challenging feedwater, GE’s SeaPAK systems combine ZeeWeed* ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis to maintain the quantity and quality of water needed.

Seawater Packaged System Features

  • Integrated energy recovery device to minimize energy consumption
  • Remote central control system – option to mount the control enclosure in a climate controlled environment
  • Vertically integrated solution – key components are manufactured by GE, providing single source accountability
  • Fast lead time on industrial scale desalination solutions
  • FRP membrane housings; Sched 80 PVC low pressure, duplex 2205 high pressure pipe pickled and passivated for corrosion resistance
  • SWRO media filtration, clean-in-place, and chemical feed options available

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ZeeWeed Hollow-Fiber Membranes

Reduce operating costs and maintain efficiency with a longer lasting membrane

GE’s ZeeWeed ultrafiltration (UF) hollow-fiber membranes are designed with a robust life expectancy, giving you confidence in your water treatment system’s operation and helping you comply with regulatory requirements.

ZeeWeed membranes are utilized for drinking water, wastewater, tertiary and water reuse applications, as well as industrial feedwater and reverse osmosis (RO) pretreatment. The advanced technology is operational in thousands of municipal, industrial, and commercial applications worldwide.

In addition to reduced site footprints, GE’s ZeeWeed membranes are capable of performing in virtually any raw water quality.

GE offers ZeeWeed 500, ZeeWeed 1000 and ZeeWeed 1500.

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Packaged Systems for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Reduce onsite construction costs with fast and simple installation

Ideal for flows from 50 gallons per day to 5 million gallons per day, GE’s packaged systems produce safe, reliable product water, while significantly reducing capital and installation costs.

Packaged System Product Features

With a simple and expandable building-block design, GE’s packaged plants can be quickly set up in virtually any location. They feature scalable treatment capacities that can be increased as wastewater treatment demand grows.

  • Pre-assembled, skid-mounted and factory-tested packaged systems with less requirements for installation and reduced onsite construction costs
  • Compact designs for easy integration into existing facilities
  • Completed engineering packages and quick delivery
  • Comprehensive cleaning capabilities for peak systems performance
  • Simple operation and maintenance requires minimal operator supervision
  • ZMOD systems for wastewater treatment and ZBOX and ZPAK* systems for drinking water and tertiary treatment
  • Optional side loading tank for plants with height restrictions

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Improving your potable water quality while meeting regulations

Municipalities are faced with growing populations, a decrease in available fresh water supplies, and more stringent regulations. Cities worldwide are turning to GE’s drinking water treatment solutions to help optimize resources and provide high-purity water to their residents.

GE technology can:

  • Meet the increased water demands of a growing population and minimize water scarcity issues.
  • Treat challenging source water while meeting or exceeding regulatory requirements
  • Deliver high performance water purification at the lowest life-cycle costs
  • Address your water needs within your current plant footprint
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