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GE Osmonics TFM-36 36 GPD RO Membrane

GE Desal TFM-36 Reverse Osmosis Membrane 1220190 Pentair,TLC-36, GE-RO-TFM-36
Brand: GE Osmonics Desal
Price: $42.99

Dimensions: 11 7/8" x 1.8"
Weight: 1 lb

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GE Osmonics Pentair TFM-36 RO Membrane is a 12" x 2" replacement cartridge providing 36 gallons per day of pure water and can fit RO systems that use standard Thin Film Composite Membranes (TFM/TFC) with capacities between 24 and 150 gallons per day. This GE Osmonics RO membrane reduces lead, mercury, chromium, nitrates and many other pollutants and contaminants. Primarily a residential class RO filter, the TFM-36 membrane can also handle commercial applications in restaurants, vending machines, pharmaceuticals, laboratories and electronics.

TFM-36 is discontinued by manufacturer.  New membranes are TLC-36. Alternatively, we offer GE 50 gpd membranes or Dow Filmtec 36 gpd membranes.

Pentair TFM-36 is manufactured with "Membrane-Separation Technology" which employs cross-flow filtration where captured impurities on the membrane are constantly swept away by the concentrate stream. Cross flow filtration across the membrane then divides the flow into two outflow streams: the cleansed permeate feed and the concentrate or reject stream. This flow provides continuous cleaning that prolongs membrane life and reducing maintenance costs.

Membrane elements by GE are the brand of choice for most demanding applications. These elements deliver outstanding performance and long-lasting operation.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • 36 gallons per day capacity.
  • Thin Film Composite Membrane for efficient purification.
  • Cross compatible with other RO filter brands.
  • Extended filter life.
  • ANSI/NSF 58 listed for performance.


Manufacturer ID:1220190
Dimensions(inch/es):12 inch L x 2 inch D(Actual 11.75 inch x 1.79 inch)
Primary Filter Media:Semi-Permeable Membrane (TFM/TFC)
Salt Rejection(%):98 %
Flow Rate(Gallons per Day, gpd):36 gpd *
Operating Pressure(psi):65 psi - 100 psi (4.48 bar - 6.90 bar)
Operating Temperature(°F):77°F - 120°F(25°C - 49°C)
Filter Life(months):24-36 months **
ph Range:4 - 11
Free Chlorine(ppm):0.1 ppm
Core:TFC (Thin Film Composite)
Outer Wrap:Tape
*Nominal performances are based on a 500 ppm softened tap at 65 psig (4.48 bar), 77°F (25°C), 15% recovery after 24 hours. Individual element flux may vary ± 15.
** Filters and membrane elements are not to be installed on micro biologically unsafe water supplies. Membrane Elements by GE are not certified to sanitize water, remove cysts, bacteria, or viruses. Filter and membrane element performance can be affected by fluctuations in water quality.

Fits following Brands: PENTEK, U.S. Water ( US Water ), Culligan, Ametek, US Filter, American Plumber, Kinetico, Watts Watts and more.

Interchangeable with Filmtec and Ultratek membranes, same capacity as the Filmtec TW30-1812-36 (which is made in U.S.A.).

- The GE Desal TFM-36 RO Membrane is not chlorine resistant. A chlorine taste and odor reduction water filter must be used before the RO membrane if chlorine is present in your water supply.
- The DESAL-TFM-36 does not reduce fluoride.
- The TFM Series Membrane Elements are Tested and Certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 58 for performance requirements only.
- Serial Number 3997281.

Tested and Certified

NSF ComponentNSF 58

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