Versatility for Industrial Biotechnology
Cross-flow membrane filtration is the most versatile separation technology in biochemical production and fermentation processes. GEA’s technologies, expertise and experience mean that we can design and select the optimum solution for every separation task.
Cross-flow membrane filtration is widely used in many applications and process steps, such as:
- Biomass separation
- Product isolation & purification
- Salt removal
Another important application for the technology is in recovery and purification from ion-exchange or chromatography eluates.
Cross-flow membranes are defined by membrane material, module type and cut-off.
|Membrane cut-off||Membrane material||Membrane type|
|Nanofiltration||Stainless steel||Plate & frame|
In the biochemicals sector, typical configurations might include:
- Ceramic micro filtration for biomass separation
- Polymeric spiral wound, ultra- and nano filtration for isolation and purification:
- Reverse osmosis, spiral wound for pre-concentration:
Process development and scale up
As the chemicals sector focuses increasingly on biochemistry and less on traditional chemistry, innovative processes are being developed for generating exciting new products.
Specialists at GEA’s development centers have the experience, know-how and expertise to support customers in their process development. We can design and implemente filtration units that use optimum cross-flow filtration technology, from pilot scale right up to full commercial production.