Sterlitech Corporation is now offering fully customizable membrane and process development systems which provide users with complete experimental control over the system’s flow parameters to simulate the dynamics of larger membrane systems. Sterlitech first began building custom-made crossflow systems in 2011 and has since improved and expanded their capabilities to cover a wide range of applications in reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration.
These units can be individually tailored to meet the specific testing needs for off-the-shelf or custom membrane designs. Customizable factors include: membrane size, the number of cells in operation (up to 6), and whether the cells are run in sequence or in parallel. Some of the new features built into the new testing units include a NEMA-standard waterproof touchscreen HMI panel and new back pressure regulators for better testing performance. This previously unattainable degree of flexibility is responsible for greatly improving operational efficiency.
According to Sterlitech President Mark Spatz, “The biggest difference between an off-the-shelf test system and one built to match a customer’s flow specifications is how much time is saved between membrane tests. This advantage is further compounded by the system’s ability to evaluate up to six membrane samples simultaneously.”
Custom systems have already been created to assist in applications such as materials research and batch production of microbiological supplies. Organizations with several different interests can quickly adjust the parameters to meet an assortment of testing needs. Each system ships with its own specially made instruction manual for easy reference.
To explore the options that can be added to one of our customizable crossflow testing systems, click here.
To view examples of crossflow testing systems that have been built for past customers, click here.