Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant C

Pilot Plant C

The Model C membrane filtration pilot plant is a flexible unit for testing ceramic membranes on low pressure Membrane Filtration and Ultra Filtration applications. Model C pilot plants can be configured to run higher pressure Ultra Filtration/Nano Filtration applications as well as other tubular membranes (inorganic or polymeric).

Model C

The Model Cg pilot plant can be setup to test a variety of membrane pore sizes, operating parameters (pressure, transmembrane pressure, cross-flow rate, temperature, backpulsing, etc.), and feed channel diameters (3mm, 4mm, and 6mm) to achieve optimal performance.

The ceramic membranes are available in a range of pore sizes or molecular weight cutoffs (MWCO): Membrane Filtration/Ultra Filtration membranes from 5 micron to 0.02 micron; Ultra Filtration /Nano Filtration membranes of 5,000 and 1,000 MWCO.

The pilot plant can be operated in: batch mode, semi-batch mode, or feed and bleed mode. The pilot plant design has a single stage recirculation loop.

The Model C membrane filtration pilot plant is skid mounted and will be delivered with all the components required for quick installation and easy operation, including an operating manual with data sheet templates.

Standard Features

  • One, tubular ceramic membrane module
  • 50 gallon feed tank
  • Control loops (temperature and tank level)
  • Feed and recirculation pumps
  • Motor starters
  • Permeate and concentrate flow indicators
  • Heat exchanger
  • Temperature and pressure gauges
  • 316L stainless steel construction
  • Skid mounted

Optional Features

  • UF/NF membrane modules
  • 300 psig operating capability
  • Pretreatment equipment
    • screens and depth filters
    • chemical feed systems
  • Backpulse device

Operating Conditions

Membrane Area: 3.6 to 6.7 m2
Permeate Capacity: 100 – 500 gallons/hour
Pressure: up to 100 psig
Temperature: up to 200° F
Utility Requirements
Power: 230/460V, 3phase, 60Hz
Electric Service: 60 amps / 460 V
Plant Air: 80 psig, oil-free
Plant Air Line: 3/8″
Cooling Water: 15 gpm, 60° F
CIP Water: 25 gpm
Seal Water: 1 gpm
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