POREFLON Solutions

POREFLON Solutions

Sumitomo Electric’s innovative POREFLON water treatment membrane modules use high-quality materials to deliver outstanding water treatment capability while minimizing operating costs.
Our advanced and efficient technology ensures long-term durability, while also saving significant energy and labor.
All of this adds up to minimized life cycle costs.
To meet our customers’ diverse needs, we provide comprehensive one-stop solutions that you can rely on.

POREFLON Solution benefits

Reduced life cycle costs
Unmatched performance and quality
  • Labor saving
    Fully automated operation, less maintenance work.
  • Durability
    Highly durable materials ensure longer life of membrane as well as easy recovery by chemical cleaning.
  • Energy savings
    Our proprietary aeration system offers efficient air scouring with less aeration energy, enabling significant energy cost reduction.
  • Compact Design
    High flow capacity in a small package. Can be installed almost anywhere.
  • Fast delivery
    New and enhanced treatment capabilities can be added quickly to existing treatment facilities, without large-scale expansion.
  • Custom designs
    If Sumitomo’s standard lineup does not meet customer’s needs, Sumitomo can offer custom designs to your exact requirements.
Comprehensive support for reliable long-term use.

Solutions flowchart

  • STEP 1
    Sumitomo work together to determine customer’s needs to save costs, enhance water quality, and more.
  • STEP 2
    Planning and estimation
    After performing water quality analysis, Sumitomo proposes a plan tailored to customer’s needs.
  • STEP 3
    Sumitomo proposes designs to ensure reliability, safety and longer period of life.
  • STEP 4
    System Building
    Sumitomo rapidly builds the system for a quick start up.
  • STEP 5
    Test operation and verification
    Sumitomo analyzes the water quality and work place safety and environment to ensure stable operation.
  • STEP 6
    Operation instruction
    At the time of delivery, Sumitomo provides basic operational parameters.
  • STEP 7
    Remote monitoring
    Sumitomo offers remote monitoring as an optional service on fee basis, if needed.
  • STEP 8
    After-sales maintenance
    In addition to regular and daily operation monitoring, Sumitomo can also provide maintenance, inspection and membrane cleaning services on fee basis, if needed.

Case study 1

Reusing plant wastewater to save water and sewage charges

Electronic component manufacturing plant
Objective Save costs by reusing wastewater
Capacity 1,200 m³/day
Service Started in April 2010
POREFLON solutions flow
Design water volume Before system introduction After system introduction
Utility water required 55 m³/h 55 m³/h
Recycled water 10 m³/h 40 m³/h
Fresh water 45 m³/h 15 m³/h
Sewer(discharge) 45 m³/h 15 m³/h
Annual cost Before system introduction After system introduction
Fresh water supply and sewer charge $1.1 million $360,000
Additional running cost
(membrane replacement, active carbon)
- $286,000
Total $1.1 million $646,000
Annual saving of approx.

*1 dollar = 110 yen

Case study 2

Avoid dirt adhesion to save water tank cleaning cost

Electric wire manufacturing plant
Objective Avoid dirt adhering to the surface of electric wire
Capacity 260 m³/day
Service Started in May 2017
POREFLON solutions flow
Annual cost Before system introduction After system introduction
Water tank cleaning $15,000 $7,000
Improvement in product yield $16,000 $0
Equipment running cost
(membrane cleaning,
chemical cost, etc.)
- $6,000
Total $31,000 $13,000
Annual saving of approx.

*1 dollar = 110 yen