Membrane Autopsy

AdvanTech Aqua ™  is here to help you find answers to the issues your RO system may be experiencing. Membrane Autopsies are the most effective method for identifying issues that cause unexpected changes in operation.

Each Membrane Autopsy is customized to finding the solution to your unique issues, such as  Biofouling, Scaling, and Chemical Attackss. Identification of issues in the field are time consuming or require the use of a laboratory.

It is not always easy to diagnose the issues at hand but a membrane study will help get down to the bottom of things. We have the right membrane study to get you the critical information needed to address your issues. Call or contact us today to schedule your study.

Level I Autopsy


The Level I Autopsy with foulant analysis begins with wet testing the RO elements sent to AdvanTech Aqua™. Wet testing will determine productivity, salt rejection, and differential pressure allowing our Technicians to compare the element’s performance against the manufacture’s original specifications.

During the autopsy, samples of foulant will be collected from the membrane surface for physical and chemical analysis. The membrane element will be examined for any defects. The condition of the membrane element will be photographically documented. A report will be provided that will include testing performed, test results, photographs, chemical analysis, and conclusions as to the nature and source of the foulant.

Level II Autopsy


AdvanTech Aqua’s ™  most widely requested study which includes everything the Level I Autopsy offers, along with membrane integrity testing. The membrane integrity testing is a chemical test looking for any integrity issues which could result from oxidative damage.

Bio-Organic Autopsy


Biological problems at times may play a factor in decreased membrane productivity. AdvanTech Aqua’s ™  Bio-Organic Autopsy includes your basic autopsy, membrane integrity testing and biological testing.

Biological fouling is most likely to materialize with surface water such as lakes, rivers, wastewater and water reuse applications, but also occurs in well water and seawater applications.