International Products Corporation’s research laboratory is now capable of performing filter membrane compatibility and performance studies using a versatile lab filtration system. The lab has the ability to evaluate many types of membrane media and their interaction with different cleaners, with the goal of recommending the most effective cleaner for a customer’s specific application. Significant efficiencies are realized when the right cleaner is matched to a specific UF or RO system. According to the company, a matched specialty cleaner that pushes the performance higher by a few tenths of a percent translates into thousands of gallons of additional successfully-processed water, extended membrane life, reduced downtime, and lower operating costs. The lab unit can be tailored to mimic real-life filtration scenarios.