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).
- 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.
|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 |
|Storing Media||Water, colour and ink|
|Aeration Element||Drinking water, mineral water |
and fish ponds
|Vacuum Lance||Retention of fire |
|Aeration element||Drinking water, mineral water |
and fish ponds
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
Flow vs Differential Pressure
|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)|