The biofilm inhibitory effect of bismuth-based compounds on bacteria is well documented and has been researched on extensively. This innovative and cost effective anti-fouling membrane can be used in the treatment of various types of waste water. The membrane itself can be modified or changed to suit various applications. The proprietary bismuth chelate synthesis and membrane manufacturing method is easily scalable and only requires low investment cost.
This technology essentially comprise of the steps for synthesizing bismuth chelate and the manufacturing of the membrane from the synthesized bismuth chelate in simple and cost effective process.
The synthesized bismuth chelate is highly effective at very low concentrations against a wide range of bacteria or other microorganisms that tend to accumulate on the surface during operation of the membrane. The bismuth chelate is able to last for long periods of time and will significantly reduce the cleaning requirements for the operator.
This innovative technology has a wide range of industry applications that utilizes membrane materials or processes.
This technology is a passive and low cost solution that will benefit all manufacturers and users of membrane applications. The users will enjoy the following: