ASTM D7601 - 19

    Standard Practice for Pressure Driven Membrane Separation Element/Bundle Evaluation

    Active Standard ASTM D7601 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Water treatment membrane devices can be used to produce potable water from brackish supplies and seawater as well as to upgrade the quality of industrial water. This standard permits the evaluation of the integrity and performance of membrane elements using visual observations and standard sets of conditions and are for short-term testing (<24 h). This standard can be used to determine changes that may have occurred in the operating characteristics of elements but are not intended to be used for plant design.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the inspection, performance testing, autopsy, and analytical work associated with evaluating pressure driven membrane separation elements (microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO)).

    1.2 This practice is applicable for elements when newly manufactured or at any time during their operation in a water treatment facility. The Analytical section (6.4) covers only membrane surface and foulant analyses.

    1.3 The data derived from these tests should be evaluated versus newly manufactured elements/bundles or against operating systems when they were initially brought on-stream, or both. Industry norms can also be used for comparative purposes.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D3923 Practices for Detecting Leaks in Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Devices

    D4194 Test Methods for Operating Characteristics of Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Devices

    D4472 Guide for Recordkeeping for Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Systems

    D4516 Practice for Standardizing Reverse Osmosis Performance Data

    D5090 Practice for Standardizing Ultrafiltration Permeate Flow Performance Data

    D6161 Terminology Used for Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis Membrane Processes

    D6908 Practice for Integrity Testing of Water Filtration Membrane Systems

    D7285 Guide for Recordkeeping Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Systems


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40161507(Filter membranes)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7601-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7601-19, Standard Practice for Pressure Driven Membrane Separation Element/Bundle Evaluation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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