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CoMeTas CoMex - Cross-flow SiC ceramic membranes with permeate conduits
Abstract Silicon Carbide (SiC) ceramic membrane elements utilizing cross-flow filtration principle.
Descrizione The ceramic membranes are available for MF and UF. The membrane elements show superior flux, filtration properties and energy/construction savings compared to traditional ceramic membranes. An increase of five (5) times the flux of traditional SiC cross-flow membrane elements has been recorded. The membranes are suitable in a vast variety of applications where cross-flow is applied today, i.e. produced water, waste water, industrial processes, ballast water etc.
Description including main features/advantages
The membrane elements provide high filtration capacity per unit volume. One element (Ø144mm x L865mm with 0,04 micron pore size) yields 23 m3/h permeate flux at 0.2 bar TMP (water at 20◦C). SiC allows for harsh operating conditions: chemically resistant in pH 0-14, temperature resistant +1000◦C and mechanical robust with TMP up to 10 bar. Innovative aspects
The ceramic membrane is a further development of existing cross-flow membrane elements. The new improved design with permeate conduits excel with higher energy efficiency compared to traditional cross-flow systems due to higher flux rates, while maintaining the robust filtration properties. The membrane elements are an ideal alternative to traditional cross-flow membranes in existing and new installations. Installed Comex membranes elements will potentially reduce power consumption in membrane installations worldwide. Current and potential industrial users/domains of application
The membranes are currently installed at operating sites in Canada (oil sand) and The Netherlands (surface water). Potential industrial fields of application are: Oil and gas, waste water treatment, industrial processes, water supply, etc. Current state of development
The membrane elements are manufactured in varying geometries with different pore sizes according to the application. The membrane elements have been tested in-house and externally. The membranes still need to be tested on a number of applications like sea/surface water and industrial waste waters.
Contact details
CoMeTas A/S
Contact person
Jørgen Wagner
Cometas A/S
Lerhoej 10
2880 Bagsvaerd
+45 4498 6000
+45 4498 6061
TRL - technology readiness level 5 Prototipo in grande scala o scala reale.
Laboratorio TIGRI
Partner ENEA
Topic di ricerca 2.5.2 Trattamento reflui industriali
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