Micor-Filter Membrane Technology used in AquaMedix® and CleanSpray® products

AquaMedix® Micro-Filter membrane technology use super-efficient, asymmetrical, hollow fiber membranes. These Micro-Filter membranes have a high affinity for water by virtue of a unique blend of polymeric and mineral components and only require normal potable water pressure to operate the filtration process. The Micro-Filter membrane within filter cartridges contain patented technology that will successfully remove 99.99999% of bacteria even with the high flow rates typically used in the United States.

Membrane 2        Hollow fiber membrane        Membrane

  • Capillary (hollow fiber) membranes have following properties:
  • Asymmetric micro porous structure.
  • 1 mm outer diameter with smooth inside surface.
  • Low pressure drops, ensuring high flow rates.
  • Very consistent pore sizes: micro-filtration 0.1 – 0.15 µm (micron max)
  • High porosity (85 %).
  • Permanently hydrophilic with inert surface characteristics, preventing particles adsorbing to the surface, which facilitates cleaning.
  • Pressure resistant up to 8 Bar = 118 PSI.
  • Heat resistant up to 120°C (248°F) if applied in a polysulfone housing.

Performance Standards

Every Micro-Filter membrane is tested for Integrity according to ASTM D6908-03: Standard Practice for Integrity Testing of Water Filtration Membrane Systems

AquaMedix® and CleanSpray® Micro-Filter membranes have been tested and meet the requirements of ASTM F838-05 for Microfiltration, effectively demonstrating a >99.99999% of (>log 7) reduction of bacteria in water flowing through the filter.

The effectiveness of AquaMedix™ Micro-Filter membrane is not compromised by common substances found in some waters (e.g., hydrogen sulfide, natural organic material, and total dissolved solids.) The membrane is compatible with common potable water treatment chemicals including chlorine, chlorine dioxide, copper-silver ions, and monochloramine that may be part of a Water Management Program.

Parts of the filter membrane

Water flow in a filter

The process of water flowing from the outside to the inside of the filter, and filtered particles being captured in the porous membrane wall, is referred to as “Dead End Filtration.” When the flow rate decreases to an unacceptable level, the filter is to be replaced. “Dead End Filtration” is primarily applied with micro-filtration membranes. Bacteria are captured in the hollow fiber membrane, allowing clean and filtered water to flow.

How safe is your water?
The current system of treating water is decades old. Most of us are unaware that the water coming out of our taps and shower heads can contain a broad range of unknown contaminants, including possible waterborne pathogens such as:

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Aeromonas hydrophilia
  • Cryptosporidium flavus
  • Atypical Mycobacterium species

Those most susceptible to the dangers of waterborne pathogens are:

  • 50 years of age and older
  • Smokers, ex-smokers, those exposed to “second hand” smoke
  • Those with chronic lung conditions, such as emphysema, asthma
  • Immunocompromised patients receiving chemo or radiation therapy
  • Those with chronic conditions, such as diabetes
  • Transplant recipients

For information on distribution opportunities, contact us at in @aquamedix.net (952-479-0636)