Membrane Specialists'' Mini-Fyne systems are designed for remotely located schools, campgrounds, and mining and oil services camps, where small volumes of drinking water are needed but only poor surface water sources are available. Like the larger Fyne units before it, the Mini-Fyne unit uses tubular nanofiltration membranes to clean surface water by removing dissolved organic materials (mostly humic and fulvic acids) that, after chlorination, produce undesired disinfection byproducts like trihalomethanes and haloacetic acid. The process also reduces the level of iron and other metals in the water, while also holding back waterborne pathogens, microbes and viruses. The end result is safe colorless water that meets the requirements of the EPA Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule and the highest standards of filtration required by the EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR).
The Mini-Fyne system is easy to install and operates unattended on single-phase power. It is easy to operate and features automated “foam-ball” cleaning so that it requires almost no maintenance. Operators simply need to top-off the chlorine tank weekly and wash the membranes every three months in order to keep the unit in good working order. The system is available in four different sizes designed to filter as little as 900 or as much as 9500 liters/day (240 to 2500 gallons/day).