Membrane filtration system
A laboratory set-up for steady-state and semi-batch cross-flow nanofiltration was acquired, operating with both flat rectangular channel and spiral-wound membrane modules. (Sterlitech Corporation, USA).
In addition to the initial screening of membranes, the installation also allows long-term experiments in a continuous mode, in which there is a complete recycling of the lines of permeate and retentate and, accordingly, a constant concentration of retentate. This allows reliable determination of the parameters and study of the phenomena that are important for the transition to a pilot or full-scale process. The acquisition of this installation contributes to establish the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCTM as a regional center for advanced research in the field of membrane technologies.