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Aerolith® Ceramic Products

Special porous silicate granules exclusively manufactured by Pall® are sintered with a siliceous bond to form Pall Aerolith porous ceramic, a material of homogeneous composition. This porous Aerolith ceramic consists mainly of crystalline and amorphous silicates.

Due to high porosity and the large internal surface, the porous Aerolith ceramic products offer a high storing capacity for particles and liquids. The labyrinth structure leads to an excellent separation efficiency at a simultaneously very low increase of differential pressure.

Porous Aerolith ceramic is distinguished by the large variety of configurations, and can be used in depth filtration applications of up to 500 °C (932 °F).

General Information

  • Porous Aerolith ceramic elements can be machined using hard metal tools.
  • Ceramic elements are to be handled with care.
  • Elements can be easily glued using commercial glues which Pall can supply. Consideration must be paid to operating temperature and chemical resistance.
  • Pall can supply a variety of element fixing systems.


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Description

Special porous silicate granules exclusively manufactured by Pall® are sintered with a siliceous bond to form Pall Aerolith porous ceramic, a material of homogeneous composition. This porous Aerolith ceramic consists mainly of crystalline and amorphous silicates.

Due to high porosity and the large internal surface, the porous Aerolith ceramic products offer a high storing capacity for particles and liquids. The labyrinth structure leads to an excellent separation efficiency at a simultaneously very low increase of differential pressure.

Porous Aerolith ceramic is distinguished by the large variety of configurations, and can be used in depth filtration applications of up to 500 °C (932 °F).

General Information

  • Porous Aerolith ceramic elements can be machined using hard metal tools.
  • Ceramic elements are to be handled with care.
  • Elements can be easily glued using commercial glues which Pall can supply. Consideration must be paid to operating temperature and chemical resistance.
  • Pall can supply a variety of element fixing systems.
Applications
 
Cylinders and Flanged Candles
Particle filtration for Liquids Acids, water and alcohol
Particle filtration for Gases Process gases, air, sewer gas,
natural gas and liquid gas
Coalescer Compressed air, nitrogen and
carbon dioxide
Storing Media Water, colour and ink
Aeration Element Drinking water, mineral water
and fish ponds
Vacuum Lance Retention of fire
extinguishing powder
 


 
Plates
Aeration element Drinking water, mineral water
and fish ponds
Nutsches Mud thickening
 
Specifications

Chemical Resistance2

Porous Aerolith ceramic media is resistant to most acids, saline solutions and organic solvents, liquid or gaseous. It is resistant up to pH 9 in the alkaline range.

2As end use conditions can vary it is the users responsibility to verify compatibility with their specific use conditions.

 
Aerolith (AE) Cylinders, Flanged Candles and Plates
AE 10 AE 20 AE 30
Filtration Grade for Liquids 10 μm 25 μm 30 μm
Filtration Grade for Gases 1.5 μm 2.5 μm 5 μm
Porosity 40 % 40 % 40 %
Material Density 1.35 g/cm3 1.40 g/cm3 1.30 g/cm3
Specific Permeability 65 10-13 m2 200 10-13 m2 350 10-13 m2
Bending Strength (O-Ring compression) >8 MPa >6 MPa >4.5 MPa
Maximum Temperature Resistance1 500 °C (932 °F) 500 °C (932 °F) 500 °C (932 °F)
Expansion Co-efficient (25 - 500 °C) 14 10-6 /K 14 10-6 /K 14 10-6 /K
Dimensions (Do / Di) 70 / 40 mm 70 / 40 mm 60 / 40 mm
 
1Depending on operating conditions
Performance

Flow vs Differential Pressure

Type
Cartridges and Elements, Coalescers, Filter Plate, Media
Use
Coalescing, Filtration, Separation
Ordering Information
 
Part Number Aerolith (AE) Type Do / Di (mm) Length (mm) Area (m2) Weight (kg)
88001200 Cylinder 10 40 / 20 80 0.010 0.1
88004500   20 40 / 20 80 0.010 0.1
88007300   30 40 / 20 80 0.010 0.1
88156500   10 60 / 40 1000 0.188 2.1
88005400   20 60 / 40 1000 0.188 2.1
88008100   30 60 / 40 1000 0.188 2.1
88003200   10 70 / 40 1000 0.220 3.5
88006100   20 70 / 40 1000 0.220 3.5
88009000   30 70 / 40 1000 0.220 3.5
88043000 Flanged Candle3 10 60 / 40 1000 0.188 2.1
88045500   30 60 / 40 1000 0.188 2.1
 


3Rectangular head 70 x 15 mm
 
Part Number Aerolith (AE) Type Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Area (m2) Weight (kg)
88059500 Plate 20 250 250 50 0.063 4.2
88062800   30 250 250 50 0.063 4.2
 
Application
Chemicals Raw Material / Gas/Air, Coal to Gas
Segment
Chemicals