Turkey’s pioneer chemicals company Ak-Kim has finalized its 5-year R&D activities conducted since 2010 through realizing Ak-Kim Water Solutions Project.

Ak-Kim Water Solutions started operating in 2015 with the Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Module made of high quality PVDF manufactured with the Company's own formulation.

This hollow fiber membrane module is used for physical treatment without changing the chemical characteristics of water. This system is the most advanced treatment method using cutting edge technology and is used by municipalities and industrial water treatment plants for treatment of waste water to bring it to a suitable level for the receiving environment discharge standards, in waste water recovery systems, for preparation of process and drinking water and in the most stable pre-treatment systems for reverse osmosis systems.

Leading the Ultrafiltration Membrane production sector with its pioneering investment in this field within Turkey and surrounding countries, Ak-Kim started producing hollow fiber membrane modules in Yalova plant with a covered area of approximately 2800 m2 .

This plant is equipped with advanced control and air conditioning systems to meet production precision requirements and critical environmental conditions. A lab is established to conduct R&D activities and ensure product quality control and continuous improvement.

Ak-Kim has been manufacturing Chlorine Alkali and derivatives, Methylamines, Persulfates, Peroxides, Bisulfites, Textile Auxiliaries, Paper and Water Treatment Chemicals in various locations throughout Turkey since 1977.

In addition to the existing vast product range to meet all your chemicals needs in Water Treatment Plants, Water Solutions founded in 2015 enabled Ak-Kim to offer its customers a complete service and product portfolio capable of meeting all needs and requirements of treatment plants by providing Ultrafiltration Module, Engineering design and assembly solutions, After sales technical services and Consultancy services.

Ak-Kim Water Solutions plans to continue its activities with innovations to be introduced in Turkish and global Water Treatment Industries in the near future.

Ultrafiltration (UF) is a type of membrane filtration in which hydrostatic pressure forces a liquid against a semipermeable membrane. Suspended solids and solutes of high molecular weight are retained, while water and low molecular weight solutes pass through the membrane.

When strategically combined with other purification technologies in a complete water system, UF is ideal for the removal of colloids, proteins, bacteria, pyrogens and macromolecules from water. The primary removal mechanism is size exclusion, though surface chemistry of the particles or the membrane may affect the purification efficiency.

The primary advantages of low-pressure UF membrane processes compared with conventional clarification and disinfection (post chlorination) processes are:

  • No need for chemicals (coagulants, flocculants, disinfectants, pH adjustment)
  • Size-exclusion filtration as opposed to media depth filtration
  • Since the basic principal of hollow fiber is filtration, it does not create any waste during operation except the undesired component in the feed stream
  • Provides cost reduction in waste management
  • Low energy consumption
  • Good and constant quality of the treated water in terms of particle and microbial removal
  • Process and plant compactness
  • Simple automation