Ceramic Membranes for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Morgan Technical Ceramics, a leading manufacturer of ceramic components, is developing new ceramic membranes for water filtration and purification for use in industrial wastewater treatment processes. Polymer or ceramic tubular membranes are used to clean and conserve water in industrial wastewater applications. However, polymer systems need replacing regularly, especially if not tailored to the application, and ceramic tubular membranes need high water flow rates to operate effectively. The new high quality porous ceramic disc membranes have many benefits compared to polymer substrates. The ceramic is robust and gives high performance where high temperatures and aggressive cleaning chemicals are prevalent. They can withstand the harsh environments found in wastewater treatments and as a result, they are long-lasting and do not need replacing as often as plastic alternatives. Also, the new ceramic disc membranes do not need a high water flow rate that is required for current ceramic tubular membranes. Therefore businesses can save energy and costs associated with pumping water at lower flow rates. Morgan Technical Ceramics has the ability to manufacture components to highly complex geometries and to tight tolerances and its ceramic membranes are just 20 microns in thickness. The porous ceramic membrane systems are ideal for use in ultrafiltration applications that collect bacteria and purify industrial wastewater allowing it to be reused in the plant or safely discharged into the environment.