Chemical Applications

MMS bio-pharmaceutical membrane systems are fully documented with the highest standards of design and construction. MMS work closely with our customers in order to maintain the expectations in design, function and documentation.

MMS main applications are for small molecule concentration.

UF - Organic acid clarification

  • Clarification of organic acid fermentation broth with MF/UF
  • Careful selection of appropriate membrane module
  • Large scale system design

NF - Organic acid purification

  • Purification of organic acids by retaining organic compounds
  • Colour removal
  • Selection of membrames with longer shelf life to acidic enviroment

RO - Organic acid concentration

  • Reverse osmosis will allow for organic acid concentration
  • Smaller organic acids would need a double RO to ensure sufficient yield levels

MF - Isopropanol purification

  • Removal of larger impurities with MF

  • ATEX compliant units

  • Careful selection of membrane for solvent compatibility

Microfiltration of macromolecules

  • Concentration of precipitants and coagulants
  • Careful selection of membrane for abrasive material
  • Design of unit and selection of components to be compatible with feed material and CIP requirements
  • Selection of modules to handle high viscous end product

    RO - Inorganic salt concentraition

    • Concentraition of inorganic salts with RO/NF combination
    • Allows for evaporator cost reduction
    • Multistage units are used to manage the high osmotic pressures

    NF - CIP caustic and acid re-use

    • Caustic and acid stable membranes
    • Re-use of CIP liquids to reduce costs
    • Re-use of CIP liquids to reduce waste

    Condensate re-use

    • Condensate water re-use
    • Recuperation of energy
    • Pre-treatment to ensure reliable RO treatment

    RO - Water based paint dewatering

    • Reduction of wastewater from paint factories
    • UF unit for selective recovery of colour
    • RO unit for treatment of water reduce COD levels

    Clarification of polysaccharide

    • Clarification from plant extracts or fermentation broth
    • Specific selection of membrane module to handle high viscous material