An ultra-robust ceramic based ultrafilter that can remove suspended solids, oils, and grease from the most challenging slurries and impacted wastewaters.

Ultrafiltration (UF) filters out particulate, bacteria, viruses, oils and grease. UF is widely used in wastewater treatment, often with polymeric membranes. When traditional polymeric UF does not meet your needs, consider Saltworks’ XtremeUF. Our spec sheet shows where polymeric membranes stop and ceramic ultrafiltration membranes start.

Ceramic Membranes: The Game Has Changed

Ceramic UF membranes can treat a wide range of highly turbid wastewaters. The membranes themselves are now a commodity item, widely available at a lower cost. They can take a beating and performance can be recovered, if operated correctly. 

Saltworks can now provide a packaged ceramic ultrafiltration system. XtremeUF can filter almost any wastewater. We offer filtration specifications of 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, and 1.2 µm.

Saltworks’ XtremeUF Advantage

We take commodity ceramic UF membranes and build them into a well-engineered and intelligently automated package with nominal repeatable capacities of 100 and 600 m3/day.


XtremeUF cleans itself as it operates, to ensure your membranes maintain performance. We can therefore treat wastewaters no one else would touch.


Pilots are available to prove performance on your site or ours.


  • Food & beverage wastewater
  • High particulate load wastewater
  • Reverse osmosis pre-treatment
  • Produced water treatment for oils, grease, and total suspended solids (TSS)
  • Landfill leachate treatment
  • Replacement for polymeric UF membranes experiencing challenges
  • Slurry thickening
  • Severe applications: high/low temperature and high/low pH

Interested in learning more about ultrafiltration and where XtremeUF fits in?
Read our blog on ceramic and polymeric ultrafiltration and the advances made in our XtremeUF system.

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