Ceramic Membrane Filtration Articles

  • Case study - Filtration for Alcan (France) swarf recovery at an aluminium billet plant

    In 1998 this Glosfume ceramic filter system was originally installed at British Aluminium plant in the UK to filter oily fumes from an induction furnace smelting oily swarf recovered from billet sawing. The filter is injected with 2C talc before being recycled back to the inlet ducting. At a pre-set time, the talc is discharged to a collection drum and the cycle is repeated. During 2006 British ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Municipal Incinerator (Slovenia)

    WID and BREF-compliant EU showcase municipal incinerator in Slovenia During 2008 Glosfume was asked to supply a ceramic filter which could achieve emission levels below WID. Representing the state-of-the-art in high temperature filtration design rated at 70,589 Am3/hr @ 250 °C. The installation complies both Waste Incineration Directive (WID) and BAT Reference note ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - Smelting of Secondary Aluminium (UK)

    Filtration for induction smelting of aluminium scrap Coleshill Aluminium Ltd purchased their first ceramic filter from Glosfume in 1994. Since then, we've developed a close working relationship and over the past 18 years, Coleshill have purchased four filter units, most recently in 2005. During induction smelting, contaminated aluminium scrap is converted into ingots and the ...


    By Glosfume

  • Case study - OTMS Boxed Beef Incinerator (UK)

    Over Thirty Month Scheme (OTMS) 'Boxed Beef' incinerator. This installation involved replacement of a 3-metre ceramic element filter that suffered constant element breakages and inadequate SO2 removal due to a poorly designed filter and powder injection system. The client appointed W.S. Atkins to source a filter which had high efficiency particulate removal and effective dry ...


    By Glosfume

  • RTO upgrade sees significant benefits - Case Study

    A project this year to upgrade an existing RTO has been successfully completed in four areas: Increasing thermal efficiency by adding additional layers of ceramic honeycomb media into the RTO this has the benefits of energy reduction from lower gas consumption both during production & on standby. De-commissioning an old inefficient recuperative oxidiser which was attached to a single ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • Use of a ceramic membrane bioreactor (CMBR) to treat wastewater at Guilin University of Technology

    A ceramic membrane bio-reactor (CMBR) process was first used to treat wastewater collected from a campus of Guilin University of Technology (GUT). A CMBR with a submerged flat-sheet ceramic membrane module was designed for a Qmax of 300 m3/d. With a stable flux at about 33 L/m2 h, the transmembrane pressure was maintained at −10 kPa until the end of the experiment. The results ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ceramic Membranes in Sludge Thickening Applications

    The Aerobic Digestion group has recently been conducting pilot testing of silicon carbide ceramic membranes manufactured by the Danish company Cembrane A/S.  This promising technology shows a great ability to filter water even in the challenging high solids environment of sludge thickening.  The results of the pilot testing have led the aerobic digestion group to utilize ...

  • Chemical and microstructural analyses for heavy metals removal from water media by ceramic membrane filtration

    This study aims to investigate the ability of low cost ceramic membrane filtration in removing three common heavy metals namely; Pb2+, Cu2+, and Cd2+ from water media. The work includes manufacturing ceramic membranes with dimensions of 15 by 15 cm and 2 cm thickness. The membranes were made from low cost materials of local clay mixed with different sawdust percentages of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The effects of input materials on ceramic water filter efficacy for household drinking water treatment

    Locally manufactured ceramic filters can improve drinking water quality and reduce diarrheal disease burden in developing countries; however, production methods and quality control protocols vary at the >50 factories. We manufactured filter disks with varied clay, burn-out material, burn-out material sieved with different mesh sizes, and burn-out material to clay ratios and calculated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Media Replacement Restores Plant Capacity and Improves Flow

    Operating Issue A recycling facility that processes waste bakery products experienced significant reductions in airflow capacity, which negatively impacted their production rates. The bottleneck was a two-chamber RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer) system that took forever to start, suffered significant chamber-temperature imbalances and contained ineffective ceramic media. Factors that ...


    By Pollution Systems

  • Ceramic pot filters lifetime study in coastal Guatemala

    Ceramic pot filters (CPFs) are an effective means of household water treatment, but the characterization of CPF lifetimes is ongoing. This paper describes a lifetime field study in Guatemala which was made possible by a collaboration between researchers, CPF-using households, and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Disinfection data were collected periodically for two years using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of portable silver test methods for ceramic filter factories

    Locally manufactured ceramic water filters are one effective household drinking water treatment technology. During manufacturing, silver nanoparticles or silver nitrate are applied to prevent microbiological growth within the filter and increase bacterial removal efficacy. Currently, there is no recommendation for manufacturers to test silver concentrations of application solutions or filtered ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membranes in the Fast Lane – QUA CeraQ Featured in Water and Wastes Digest (W&WD)

    Membranes in the Fast Lane – Ceramic membranes provide solution for auto parts manufacturing process Our CeraQ™ Ceramic Membrane was recently featured in Water and Wastes Digest (W&WD)’s September 2016 Issue. In this ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Removal of chromium from synthetic wastewater using MFI zeolite membrane supported on inexpensive tubular ceramic substrate

    A mordenite framework inverted (MFI) type zeolite membrane was produced on inexpensive tubular ceramic substrate through hydrothermal synthesis and applied for the removal of chromium from synthetic wastewater. The fabricated ceramic substrate and membrane was characterized by diverse standard techniques such as X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscope, porosity, water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Seawater Aquarium Case Study

    Challenge The AquaDom aquarium is the biggest freestanding cylindrical aquarium in the world. It is home to 1500 fish and corals of 97 different species. All its 1000 m³ of water are recycled every hour in order to maintain the appropriate water conditions for sustaining life. Due to the recirculation of the water and the ineffectiveness of their phosphate removal filter, the level ...


    By akvola Technologies

  • When It Comes to Screening Media, Quality Matters

    In precise industrial processes, all equipment and constituent parts must work together to drive performance and efficiency. For screening and sifting materials in the pharmaceutical, chemical, aggregate and other industries, your choice of media goes a long way toward determining the effectiveness of your machines. Even the best vibratory sifters are only ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Working on a Love/Hate Relationship with the Surface Chemistry of Membrane Filters

    Water, oils, and solvents sometimes need to be filtered. But when you see filters labeled as hydrophilic, hydrophobic, and now oleophobic; what does all this mean?  Sterlitech currently offers membrane disc and sheet filters in 10 different polymer types and 4 inorganic filters. 2 of the polymer types are subdivided into 4 subgroups based on surface ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • CeraQTM Ceramic Membranes Provide Robust Solution For Automotive Parts Manufacturing

    Project Background Ceramic membranes are growing in acceptance into the water and wastewater treatment industries due to their ability to operate at higher temperatures and wide chemical compatibility. This characteristic allows the membranes to be operated in high temperature appli- cations, difficult waste streams and applications where harsh cleaning chemicals are ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • QUA Interviewed by Industrial Waterworld at AMTA Membrane Technology Conference 2016

    QUA’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Fred Wiesler, was recently interviewed by Industrial Waterworld at the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA)’s Membrane Technology Conference 2016 in San Antonio. Qua's Fred Wiesler describes the company's many offerings, including UF, MBR, and ceramic membranes. Highlighted: fractional electrodeionization (FEDI) technology, which ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Assessment of the quality, effectiveness, and acceptability of ceramic water filters in Tanzania

    Globally, approximately two billion people drink contaminated water. Use of household water treatment (HWT) methods, such as locally manufactured ceramic filters, reduces the diarrheal disease burden associated with unclean water. We evaluated the quality, effectiveness, and acceptability of ceramic filters in two communities in Arusha, Tanzania, by conducting: 1) baseline household surveys ...


    By IWA Publishing

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