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    XLE-4040 FilmTec™ Extra Low Energy RO Membrane

    Manufacturer: Dow Filmtec
  • Flow Rating: 2600 Gallons Per Day (GPD) / 9600 Litres Per Day (LPD)*
  • Model: XLE-4040
  • 40 inches (1016mm) x 3.9 inches (99mm)
  • Membrane Type: Extra Low Pressure Semi-Commercial RO Element
  • Rated for a source water TDS of 1500pm or lower
  • Stable Rejection Rating: 99%
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    The FilmTec™ XLE-4040 "Extra Low Energy" RO Membrane

    The Reverse Osmosis (RO) Membrane forms the heart of a Reverse Osmosis System. It consists of a semi-permeable membrane that allows water molecules to pass through but captures 99.8% of all other particles in the water. The RO Membrane removes bacteria, viruses, minerals, heavy metals, and pesticides from the water. 

    The FilmTec™ XLE-4040 RO Membrane offers better system performance and economics by operating at very low applied pressure. XLE membrane, made with patented technology, provides consistent and reliable system performance.

    The XLE-4040 RO Membranes are designed to work with low-pressure situations with medium size commercial or industrial applications, such as DI (Deionized) water, Laboratories, Hospitals, Battery water, aquariums, offices, ice makers, restaurants, etc. The XLE-4040 membranes are rated to handle source waters that have a TDS of 1500ppm or lower (<1500ppm).


    FilmTec XLE Seires RO Elements features:

    • XLE or Extra Low Energy Elements operate at the lowest pressure in the industry, resulting in lower energy costs and enabling system builders to use lower-cost components
    • Longer lifetimes can reduce operating costs for OEM’s/brand owners
    • NSF safety certification and the ability for NSF data transfer reduce certification costs
    • Fully-automated manufacturing that ensures consistent and high-quality elements
    • Dry shipping for convenient handling and longer shelf-life
    • High-quality elements significantly reduce or eliminate element Quality Control (QC) costs

    FilmTec Membranes are FDA Compliant    FilmTec Membranes are NSF Certified  Genuine DOW FilmTec Membrane Element   DOW FilmTec Home RO Membranes are Made in USA


    LC LE-4040 RO Membrane Specifications:

    • Average Permeated Flow (Product Water): 2600GPD / 9800LPD*
    • Stable Rejection Rate: 99.5%
    • Minimum Rejection Rate: 98.5%
    • Membrane Type Polyamide: Thin-Film Composite


    Testing Conditions for Specification rating: 

    Testing Pressure: 125psi (8.5 bar) 

    Testing Solution Temperature: 25°C

    Testing Solution Concentration (NaCl) - 500ppm

    PH Value of Testing Solution: 8

    Recovery Rate of Single Element: 15%


    Keep in Mind

    The average permeated (product) water flow is based on test water consisting of 500ppm of only salt (NaCl) which is one of the easier minerals for the RO membrane to handle. Other elements such as hardness (lime, Calcium/Magnesium) are harder for the membranes to remove, and may reduce the average permeate rate of the RO membrane.

    Other elements such as source water pressure and the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS / Total Mineral Content) level can also have an influence on the permeate level produced by the membrane. Typically in real-world situations with municipal or non-municipal source water quality, you will not get the same quality and/or pressure as the "testing conditions" used to rate the membranes. So, in most applications, you will likely find that the actual permeate flow rate of the RO membrane is between 30 to 80% of what has been rated.


    Operating Limits for the membrane:

    Maximum Operating Temperature: 113°F (45°C)

    Maximum Operating Pressure: 600 PSI (41 bar)

    Maximum Feed Flow Rate: 16 GPM (3.6 m3/h)

    pH Range, Continuous Operation: 3 – 10

    pH Range, Short-Term Cleaning: (30 min.)b 2 – 12

    Maximum Feed Silt Density Index (SDI): 5

    Free Chlorine Tolerance: < 0.1 ppm