Leading technical ceramics supplier CeramTec has developed porous ceramic membrane tubes to be used in cross-flow membrane filtration. The multi-channel tubes are made from alumina and are designed for use in nano-, ultra- and micro- filtration in separating substances and solids from liquids across industries such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

The tubes are designed to provide enhanced performance as well as reduced costs on filtration units. The supporting tube, which mounts the separation layer, is comprised of up to 85 channels measuring up to 1.5 metres in length.

Ceramtec account manager Stephanie Neuberger said: “We know from our clients, who use our tubes for the installation of filtration units, that these properties can deliver significant benefits as longer tubes provide a bigger filtration area which is key for the performance capability of a filter.”

“The longer the tubes, the fewer tubing and peripheral equipment is needed client-side to get the same filter performance. The same applies to the amount of tubes, i.e., the more tubes, the bigger the filtration area and the more efficient the filter facility. Ceramic membranes are increasingly used to improve filter performance and we’re therefore constantly looking to develop our product in line with market requirements.”

“At the moment, we’re working on increasing the amount of tubes even further to enhance our offering and push the boundaries of what can be done in the liquid filtration space.”

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