Ceramic Filtration – Membranes

Ceramic membranes are able to provide filtration at high flows, whilst minimising membrane fouling.

Furthermore, they have the ability to be regenerated via a much wider range of chemicals, and chemical cleaning conditions than more conventional spiral and hollow fibre membranes.

These membranes are able to resist a variety of solvents, oxidisers and other chemical products across the whole pH range and at temperatures up to 100°C.

Because of their material and configurations, they can filter fluids with high concentration of oil, suspended solids and high viscosity.

As a result, the membranes are suitable for filtration of any kind of water, liquid wastes, leachate, within the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and food industries. In general, any type of industrial filtration.

Our ceramic membranes are of a high quality and long operating lifetime. Resistant to difficult fluids, and able to operate in a wide range of process conditions.

The key advantages of using ceramic membranes are;

Optimum permeate quality; the high quality of the supports, along with the multiple layer depositions process, allows  the appropriate permeate quality, avoiding the appearance of cracks and micro breaks which could contaminate and deteriorate the permeate.

Reliability; membranes are manufactured following a rigorous quality control, using powders of a controlled granulometry to obtain the maximum homogeneity in the pore size.

Minimum fouling; thanks to the ceramic material and the latest fabrication techniques, the suitable hydrophilicity degree is achieved, so that the deposition of molecules on the membrane surface and the biofouling processes are reduced, thus minimizing fouling.

Easy regeneration; the ceramic materials used allow aggressive regeneration to take place. Chemical cleaning, with caustic soda, acids, and other specific products at high temperatures are possible. Therefore, severe fouling of the membranes, that has been generated during the filtration process, can be efficiently recovered, extending the membrane lifetime and minimising the maintenance required.