Ceramic membranes target challenging MF and UF tasks

A range of ceramic membrane modules was launched at the Aquatech exhibition in Amsterdam by Qua®, a spinoff of Aquatech International of Pennsylvania.

The CeraQ™ line is available in four sizes with surface area ranging from 0.5 m² to 4.7 m².

The modules are said to offer superior performance in challenging oil-removal applications and to be ideal for wastewater reuse applications in a wide range of industries. These include oil & gas, petrochemicals, refineries, food & beverages and textiles.

CeraQ module is available in four pore sizes: 0.4, 0.05, 0.01 and 0.005 micron. These options provide flexibility to users in designing treatment systems for applications covering the filtration spectrum from micro- to ultrafiltration.

Other features of the modules include their durability and material stability in harsh environments, as well as the ability of the membranes to tolerate cleaning with aggressive solvents if required.

“CeraQ is ideal for applications where conditions are not well suited for polymeric membranes, such as wastewater with high fouling and/or high process temperature,” said VJ Nathan, technical director of Qua.