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Forward Osmosis Cells

Forward Osmosis Cells

Sterlitech Forward Osmosis test cells are bench-scale cross/tangential flow membrane test cells used in osmotically driven applications such as Forward Osmosis (FO), Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO), or Pressure Assisted Forward Osmosis (PFO).

Sterlitech offers test cells that are designed for small scale filtration testing using polymeric flat sheet membranes:

CF016-FO and CF042-FO have a membrane active area of 20.6 cm2 (3.2 in2) and 42 cm2 (6.5 in2), respectively.

Sepa CF-FO cell has a membrane active area of 140 cm2 (24 in2).

In Sterlitech Forward Osmosis test cells, feed and draw solutions are circulated tangentially to the membrane filter. Passage of molecules through the membrane from the feed side to the draw side is driven by the osmotic pressure difference available between the feed and draw solution.

Forward Osmosis test cells are typically used in membrane applications such as:

  • Oil and gas Industry
  • Leachate treatment
  • Concentration of fruit juices and extracts
  • Brine concentration
  • Desalination of brackish water or seawater
  • Municipal or industrial water and wastewater purification

Sterlitech also offers parts and accessories required to have a complete system.

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Our Forward Osmosis Cells Selection

Sepa CF-FO

The SEPA CF-FO Cell is a laboratory-scale filtration unit that is designed to evaluate a variety of Osmotically Driven Membrane Processes (ODMP), including Forward Osmosis (FO) and Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO).

CF042-FO

Sterlitech's CF042-FO membrane cells are laboratory-scale, modified forward osmosis filtration units designed to provide fast and accurate performance data with minimal amounts of product, expense, and time.

CF016-FO

Sterlitech's CF016-FO membrane cells are laboratory-scale, modified forward osmosis filtration units designed to provide fast and accurate performance data with minimal amounts of product, expense, and time.

Forward Osmosis System Components

In order to operate our Forward Osmosis Cells, a feed flow pump is also required; we have three different pump options available and many other accessories to accommodate your applications.

Carboys

The EZgrip Carboy is the most advanced fluid storage and transfer system available today.

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