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Water Treatment

Membrane Specialists water treatment

The Fyne Process

Membrane Specialists employ its proprietary Fyne process which uses nanofiltration to retain dissolved organic materials (mostly humic and fulvic acids) commonly found in surface waters used for drinking in remote communities in Canada and Alaska. If the organic components are not removed prior to chlorination, they can yield undesired disinfection by-products such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids. The membrane system also reduces levels of iron and other metals, along with waterborne pathogens, microbes and viruses.

The Fyne Process and other cross-flow separation technologies are also used in:

  • Purifying water from process industries
  • Removing color and BOD/COD from wastewater
  • Recovering valuable by-products from wastewater

Best Tasting Water

Teachers and students in Kipnuk, Alaska, enjoy some of the best tasting water in the nation. The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) even recognized the Lower Kushkokwim School District (which operates the school in Kipnuk) as the winner of its Great American Water Taste Test in 2005. What’s their secret? The school, which gets its water from rainwater and surface sources, uses a FYNE membrane filtration system.