Purifics Water Purification

CUF (Ceramic Ultra Filtration)

A 5th Generation Ceramic Filtration process with proven performance representing a quantum leap forward in membrane filtration; effectively rendering other membrane processes obsolete in terms of comparative performance. CUF has no permeate loss, no CIP, no membrane replacement and in most applications no pretreatment. CUF systems have a considerably smaller footprint with significant complexity reduction over other ceramic or polymeric membrane filtration systems. Low TMP (Trans Membrane Pressure) and unmatched flux and duty further contribute to unmatched operating and capital cost structure reductions over conventional alternatives.

  Process Description



Ratings & Certification

  • UL NSF/ANSI 61
  • ASME B31.1 & 31.3
  • Class I Div 2



Ceramic Ultra Filtration / Reverse Osmosis. CUF removes nanoparticles creating a very low SDI feed water to the RO. This integrated process purifies groundwater of a combination of challenges including TSS, turbidity, sand, pathogens, metals, nitrates, and other salts. This integrated technology can be utilized to treat source water of the poorest quality to drinking water standards.

Process Applications

  • Drinking Water
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Industrial Process Wastewater
  • MBR & HP-MBR
  • Bilge & Ballast Water
  • RO Feed
  • Recharge
  • Closed Loop
  • De-oiling
  • Solvent Recovery

Removal Applications

  • Bacteria 
  • Cryptosporidium
  • DOC
  • Metals 
  • Color
  • Turbidity
  • THM / HAA Precursors
  • TSS & VSS


  • Pretreatment
  • CIP & System Complexity
  • Fatigue & Abrasion Failure
  • Choked Flow
  • Off Gassing/Leaching
  • Chemical Degradation
  • Permeate Loss
  • Many Fouling Issues
  • Vulnerability to Biological Fouling
  • Backwashing/Back Pulse
  • Membrane Inspection/Replacement

CUF Quick Facts