UF membranes filter are available in pore sizes ranging from 0.1 to 0.001μm. Owing to the smaller pore size of its membranes, UF removes a more comprehensive range of contaminants than MF does, while leaving behind ions and organic compounds of low molecular weight.
UF is suited for removal of very fine particles, including: Endotoxins, Plastics, Proteins, Silica, Silt, Smog and Viruses
UF physically separate solids from liquid streams based on the principle of size-exclusion. As a feed stream is passed through the UF membrane, any solids that are too large to pass through the membrane’s pores are retained, while any liquid or small particles are permitted to flow through.