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Case Study: SCAF Ultrafiltration System Reshaping Seawater Purification for South Korean Shrimp Farms with PHILOS

Ultrafiltration system in a Korean Shrimp Farm
SCAF-8080 - South Korean Shrimp Farm

In a recent project, PHILOS successfully implemented an Ultrafiltration (UF) system for seawater purification in shrimp farms located on a South Korean island. The project aimed to address the challenges posed by seawater containing fine mud, various organic matter, microorganisms, and viruses, making it unsuitable for optimal shrimp farming practices.

The presence of contaminants in seawater significantly hindered shrimp productivity, requiring an effective solution to remove mud, organic matter, and viruses. PHILOS recognized the potential of SCAF technology to overcome these challenges and enhance the overall shrimp farming process.


PHILOS implemented twenty SCAF-8080 membrane modules in an Out-In Filtration configuration. The selected membrane type, Hollow Fiber, made of Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF), provided the essential durability and efficiency to meet the demanding seawater purification requirements.


The UF system successfully eliminated fine mud, organic matter, and viruses from the seawater, creating an environment conducive to optimal shrimp farming. This contributed to a substantial increase in productivity.

➙𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬:

▪️ Membrane Modules: SCAF-8080

▪️ Filtration Configuration: Out-In

▪️ Membrane Type: Hollow Fiber

▪️ Membrane Polymer: PVDF

▪️ Pore Size: 0.03 µm

▪️ Nominal Membrane Area: 77 m²

The successful application of SCAF membrane modules showcases PHILOS' commitment to providing innovative membrane solutions that address real-world challenges and contribute to the sustainable growth of aquaculture industries.

Ultrafiltration System
SCAF-8080 - SouthKoresh

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