XtremeUF Ultrafiltration

Robust, Ceramic Ultrafiltration

Ultrafiltration (UF) filters out oils, grease, bacteria, viruses, and suspended solids such as particulate, within a size range of about 0.01 to 1 µm. UF is widely used in wastewater treatment, often using polymeric membranes. However, ceramic membrane ultrafiltration systems have some advantages and are now commoditised. When traditional polymeric UF does not meet your needs, consider Saltworks’ XtremeUF. 

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Polymeric & Ceramic UF

Most UF systems employ polymeric membranes, especially those in municipal water treatment. However, polymeric UF membranes struggle in harsh environments and with highly impaired water.


Ceramic UF membranes have historically been viewed as expensive, but open the UF application range to highly turbid wastewaters, harsh chemical environments, oil & grease removal, slurries, and more. They can take a beating and performance can be recovered, if operated correctly. They have recently become more widely available at lower cost.   

Introducing XtremeUF 

Saltworks has developed a ceramic membrane system with robust process and control systems. XtremeUF is well-engineered and intelligently automated. It cleans as it operates, keeping membrane performance high.


XtremeUF ensures that your membranes maintain performance, even when treating the toughest wastewaters.

Pilot plant with XtremeUF, treating oil & gas produced water

XtremeUF Solutions

XtremeUF can filter almost any wastewater, opening up UF applications to highly impaired waters where polymeric UF cannot cope.


With different capacity and filter specifications available, it is suited for many applications. XtremeUF is available with nominal repeatable capacities of 100 and 600 m3/day and filtration specifications of 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, and 1.2 µm.


Contact us to learn more about what XtremeUF can do for your project.


Ultrafiltration Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Brine Management
  • Chemical Extraction
  • Chemical Softening
  • Cooling Tower Blowdown
  • Factory Wastewater
  • Flue Gas Desulfurization
  • Food & Beverage
  • Landfills
  • Lithium Extraction & Refining
  • Microelectronics
  • Mining & Metals
  • Municipal & Wastewater Reuse
  • Oil & Gas Produced Water
  • Particulate & Suspended Solids
  • Petrochemical & Refining
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Remediation
  • Slurry Thickening

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