Maximizing Efficiency and Minimizing Waste

GEA’s membrane filtration technology can help customers to optimize the processing of high-value specialty and fine chemicals, as well as reduce costs, increase revenues and minimize the environmental impact of their operations.

Separation of specialty and fine chemicals

Membrane filtration is used throughout industry to separate specialty and fine chemicals. The technology may be applied as part of the process itself, and also to purify wash water contaminated with process chemicals, so that the water can be recycled back into the process, and commercial value can be obtained from chemicals recovered through the filtration process. Recycling process water in this way also saves on discharge costs, reduces water consumption, protects the environment, and diminishes the load on treatment plants.

GEA provides a wide range of membrane filtration systems for the treatment of specialty and fine chemicals, and we have extensive global experience in multiple market areas. Typical applications include metal recovery, special polymer production, black liquor, white liquor, recovery of paper additives and the recovery of pigments. Diafiltration is used for the de-salting and purification of products.

GEA works with its customers to help them to optimize their processes, commercialize the processing of waste material and support their environmental policies. 

Research and pilot plants

GEA operates research facilities in the US and in Europe for the development and optimisation of fluid recovery processes and products. This allows customers to demonstrate practically the feasibility and effectiveness of recovery processes before adopting them within the plant. Pilot plants supplied by GEA on skids can be integrated at customers’ premises for more extensive testing ahead of full-scale production.