Microfiltration is a low pressure separation process utilizing membranes with very open pore structures. Microfiltration filters can be made with both organic materials, such as polymer based membranes, as well as inorganic materials, such as ceramic or stainless steel.
Microfiltration membranes have the most open pore sizes of all polymeric membranes. With a pore size range of 0.1 to 10 μm, microfiltration membranes are capable of separating large suspended solids such as colloids, particulates, fat, and bacteria, while allowing sugars, proteins, salts, and low molecular weight molecules pass through the membrane. MF membranes feature an asymmetric pore structure, with tighter surface pores to control rejection, and more open macrovoids in the membrane cross section, in order to optimize flux.
Remove contaminants such as suspended solids, fats, and microbes from process fluids. Microfiltration may also be used in combination with other membrane technologies such as reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultrafiltration. Common applications of MF membrane technology include:
· Cold sterilisation of beverages and pharmaceuticals
· Clearing of fruit juice
· Separation of bacteria from water (biological wastewater treatment)
· Effluent treatment
· Separation of oil/ water emulsions
· Pre-treatment of water for Nanofiltration or Reverse Osmosis
· Solid-liquid separation for pharmacies or food industries
MDC Water offers a wide range of MF systems for any process and application, all our units are manufactured with high quality membranes and parts.