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Membralox® Ceramic Membranes and Modules

Crossflow Filtration of Process
Fluids and Effluents

Pall Membralox ceramic membranes are asymmetric multi-channel membranes composed of a porous alumina support and a filtering layer (alumina, zirconia, titania).

High compactness of the multichannel membrane combined with high permeability allows the treatement of large volumes with high throughput.

The Membralox GP ceramic membranes range with longitudinal permeability gradient, ensure an homogeneous and calibrated flux along the flow channel, thus optimum utilization of membrane surface within a stable microfiltration regime.

Features

  • High flux 
  • Wide chemical and pH (0-14) compatibility
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Long term and reliable performance
  • Sanitizable and sterilizable
  • Ability to withstand high frequency backpulsing cycles
  • 100% bubble point integrity tested during manufacturing
  • Suited for high fouling fluids, viscous products, high concentration factors, fine filtration, diafiltration, automatic and easy cleaning in place (CIP)
  • Meets the requirements for food usage1

Pall Membralox Membranes Quality

  • Unique ceramic support of the 12 μm pore size allows the highest flux.
  • Patented alumina end-sealing provides superior resistance to corrosion and cleaning cycles.
  • High homogeneity and quality of the filtration layers for optimum filtration performances and selectivity.
  • Exceptional mechanical resistance for long service life

Widest Separation Range

The exceptional structure of Membralox filtering elements has enabled the development of the widest range of micro and ultrafiltration ceramic membranes. A complete range of modules helps for scale-up from laboratory separations to full size industrial needs.

Cost Effective Separations

The superior characteristics of Pall Membralox ceramic membranes provide economical solutions for high added value macro-molecule concentration, effluent recycling or reduction and difficult fluid clarification.

Membralox filtration modules are the key element in process reliability.

1The membranes based on high purity alumia are certified for use in contact with food fluids by Commission Directive 2005/31/EC. All membrane components are made from materials that our suppliers state meet the requirements for food contact use: Alumina and titania are GRAS. Zirconia layers on alumina support are listed in 21 CFR Sect.177.2910.


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Description

Crossflow Filtration of Process
Fluids and Effluents

Pall Membralox ceramic membranes are asymmetric multi-channel membranes composed of a porous alumina support and a filtering layer (alumina, zirconia, titania).

High compactness of the multichannel membrane combined with high permeability allows the treatement of large volumes with high throughput.

The Membralox GP ceramic membranes range with longitudinal permeability gradient, ensure an homogeneous and calibrated flux along the flow channel, thus optimum utilization of membrane surface within a stable microfiltration regime.

Features

  • High flux 
  • Wide chemical and pH (0-14) compatibility
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Long term and reliable performance
  • Sanitizable and sterilizable
  • Ability to withstand high frequency backpulsing cycles
  • 100% bubble point integrity tested during manufacturing
  • Suited for high fouling fluids, viscous products, high concentration factors, fine filtration, diafiltration, automatic and easy cleaning in place (CIP)
  • Meets the requirements for food usage1

Pall Membralox Membranes Quality

  • Unique ceramic support of the 12 μm pore size allows the highest flux.
  • Patented alumina end-sealing provides superior resistance to corrosion and cleaning cycles.
  • High homogeneity and quality of the filtration layers for optimum filtration performances and selectivity.
  • Exceptional mechanical resistance for long service life

Widest Separation Range

The exceptional structure of Membralox filtering elements has enabled the development of the widest range of micro and ultrafiltration ceramic membranes. A complete range of modules helps for scale-up from laboratory separations to full size industrial needs.

Cost Effective Separations

The superior characteristics of Pall Membralox ceramic membranes provide economical solutions for high added value macro-molecule concentration, effluent recycling or reduction and difficult fluid clarification.

Membralox filtration modules are the key element in process reliability.

1The membranes based on high purity alumia are certified for use in contact with food fluids by Commission Directive 2005/31/EC. All membrane components are made from materials that our suppliers state meet the requirements for food contact use: Alumina and titania are GRAS. Zirconia layers on alumina support are listed in 21 CFR Sect.177.2910.
Applications
Clarification, concentration and fractionation of:
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Sugar and sweeteners
  • Food ingredients and additives
  • Beverages and potable water
  • Biological molecules
  • Process water and wast streams, in chemical, oil and gas, petrochemical and nuclear industries
  • Acids, bases and solvents

 

Specifications

Food Contact Compliance

 

Membralox Ceramic Membranes

 
  EP37302 EP3740 EP19402 EP1960
Channel Diameter (mm) 3 4 4 6
Number of channels 37 37 19 19
Filtration surface area (m2) 0.35 0.47 0.24 0.36
Length (mm) 1020 1020 1020 1020
 
The 12 μm pore size Membralox standard membranes support is made up of ultrapure α-alumina.

Membralox Membrane Ppore Sizes

 
Microfiltration 1.42, 0.82, 0.5, 0.2, 0.12 μm α-alumina
Ultrafiltration 100, 50, 20 nm zirconia
 
Other pore sizes and surface modifications on request. Some pore sizes are not available on all support geometries. Please contact Pall for further information

Operating Limits of Membralox Modules in Liquids Filtration3

 
Temperature 95ºC (203°F)
Pressure 10 bar4 (145.1 psi)
 

The limits of use of Membralox modules are determined mainly by the type of housing or gasket materials employed. Based on valuable pilot test data, our Scientific and Laboratory Services can provide advice in selecting the best membrane and module configuration to match your process requirements.

Membralox HCB Modules

 
Module Type No. of Membranes Membrane Type Surface Area (m2) Retentate Connections (RC)
Permeate Connections (PC)
M-19P3740
M-19P1960
19 EP3740
EP1960
8.87
6.84
RC: Weldable flanges/O-ring gaskets
PC: Weldable flanges/ flat gaskets
M-36P3740
M-36P1960
36 EP3740
EP1960
16.81
12.96
RC: Weldable flanges/O-ring gaskets
PC: Weldable flanges/ flat gaskets
M-60P3730
M-60P1940
60 EP3730
EP1940
21
14.40
RC: Weldable flanges/O-ring gaskets
PC: Weldable flanges/ flat gaskets
 
Construction of wetted materials : 316L SS, ceramic, PTFE

Membralox HCS 3-A Modules

 
Module Type No. of Membranes Membrane Type Surface Area (m2) Retentate Connections (RC)
Permeate Connections (PC)
M-36P3740
M-36P1960
36 EP3740
EP1960
16.81
13
RC: Weldable flanges/O-ring gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules / 3-A gaskets
M-60P3730
M-60P1940
60 EP3730
EP1940
21
14.40
RC: Weldable flanges/O-ring gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules / 3-A gaskets
 
Construction of wetted materials : 316L SS, ceramic, PTFE, FPM

Membralox SD 3-A Modules

 
Module Type No. of Membranes Membrane Type Surface Area (m2) Retentate Connections (RC)
Permeate Connections (PC)
M-1P3730
M-1P1940
M-1P3740
M-1P1960
1 EP3730
EP1940
EP3740
EP1960
0.35
0.24
0.47
0.36
RC: Weldable collars/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
M-3P1370
M-3P1940
M-3P3740
M-3P1960
3 EP3730
EP1940
EP3740
EP1960
1.05
0.72
1.40
1.08
RC: Weldable collars/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
M-7P3730
M-P1940
7 EP3730
EP1940
2.45
1.68
RC: Weldable collars/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
M-12P3740
M-12P1960
12 EP3730
EP1940
5.60
4.32
RC: Weldable collars/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
M-19P3730
M-19P1940
19 EP3730
EP1940
6.65
4.56
RC: Weldable collars/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
M-22P3740
M-22P1960
22 EP3740
EP1940
10.27
7.92
RC: Weldable flanges/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
M-37P3730
M-37P1940
37 EP3730
EP1940
12.95
8.88
RC: Weldable flanges/ 3-A gaskets
PC: Weldable ferrules/ 3-A gaskets
 
Construction of wetted materials: 316L SS, ceramic, EPDM, FPM

2Available in the Membralox GP membrane version. 0.8μm and 1.4μm are available in a double layer version.
3Any liquids belonging to group II from PED 97/23/EC art 9 - § 2.2
41 bar = 100 kPa
    Type
    Modules
    Use
    Clarification, Concentration, Polishing, Recovery, Separation
    Ordering Information
    Please contact Pall for ordering information.
    Application
    Whole Milk Concentration, CIP Recovery, Lactic Curd Concentration, Mud Removal , Fruit Juice Clarification , Gelatin or Collagen Clarification, Stick Water from Slautherhouse, Fish Processing, Plant Extract/Plant Protein Clarification, Fermentation Broth Clarification
    Segment
    Dairy
    Food and Ingredients