Pilot Plant Testing Units Membrane Filtration Pilot Plant L


The Model L membrane filtration pilot plant is designed for performing preliminary membrane screening tests for all membrane filtration technologies (Membrane Filtration, Ultra Filtration, Nano Filtration and Reverse Osmosis) quickly and economically on small volumes of feed material.

Model L

These tests will answer the following questions:

  • Can membrane filtration generate the desired product?
  • Which membrane(s) provide the most desirable performance characteristics?
  • What are the approximate operating and performance parameters?

The Model L utilizes the M20 Lab Module™ for performing flat sheet membrane tests. Membranes with different pore sizes and materials of construction can be tested during the same pilot run, allowing for a direct and accurate comparison of the performance characteristics of these membranes.

The Model L also includes a 2.5" diameter spiral membrane housing for performing small scale spiral membrane tests.

The pilot plant operates in batch or fed batch mode. The Model L pilot plant is cart mounted on wheels for ease of setup and operation.

The Model L pilot plant will be delivered with all the required components including membranes, operating manual, and data sheet template.

Standard Features

  • One, M20 Lab Module™ (flat sheet test unit)
  • One, 2.5" diameter spiral membrane housing
  • 4 gallon feed tank
  • 7.5 Hp feed pump
  • Pressure gauges
  • Pressure control valve
  • Cooling heat exchanger
  • 316L stainless steel construction
  • Cart mounted with wheels

Optional Features

  • Feed processing and pretreatment equipment

Operating Conditions

Membrane Area:0.072 to 0.72 m2
Permeate Capacity:1 to 8 gallons/hour
Pressure:up to 1,000 psig
Temperature:up to 200° F

Spiral Membrane

Membrane Area:1 to 2 m2
Permeate Capacity:5 to 20 gallons/hour
Pressure:up to 1,000 psig
Temperature:up to 200° F

Utility Requirements

Power:230V, 1phase, 60Hz
Electric Service:20amps / 230V
Cooling Water:5 gpm, 60° F
CIP Water:5 gpm

M20 Lab Module is a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company

GEA Filtration has been a leading supplier of membrane filtration technology for more than 10 years. Plants designed by Niro are known for their latest technology, performance, and energy efficiency.

Our plants can be used to meet special liquid separation requirements by utilizing microfiltration, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, or reverse osmosis. The simplicity and effectiveness of the technology allows membrane filtration to be established in many diversified industries, not only for the production of special products, but also as a means of meeting environmental standards on the plant site.

As an international engineering company, GEA Filtration offers product testing and process evaluation. A range of membrane filtration pilot plants are available for this purpose. We follow process development closely and adapt our know how to design membrane filtration systems.