Degrees of Filtration & Separation

Overview

 

Microfiltration

Microfiltration (MF) membranes feature the largest pore sizes of Synder’s membrane product line and offer the greatest degree of permeation for water, salts, sugars, amino acids, proteins, and polysaccharides.  Synder offers both spiral wound and flat sheet MF membranes with pore sizes ranging from 800KD to 0.2µ.  

Common Applications
Analytical: Microbiology Analysis 
Sterilization: Food & Pharmaceuticals
Protein Fractionation: Dairy 
Pretreatment For Ultrapure Water: Electrocoating & Plating, Semiconductors, Boiler Feed, & many others
Clarification:
Beverages 
Cell Harvesting: Biotechnology 

Features & Benefits of Synder's MF Membranes  
Constructed with a robust PVDF Polymer, these membranes are thermally and chemically resistant and have a high tolerance for hydrocarbons and oxidizing environments 
Proprietary hydrophillic charge
available to keep the membrane cleaner overtime
No additional chemicals needed to recharge the membrane overtime  
Synder's MF PHT series is ideal for applications with extreme pH or temperature ranges 
Extends life of NF/RO elements when used as pretreatment  
Turbidity & TSS removal in feed solutions with 2-3% concentration  

Ultrafiltration

The widest range of spiral-wound Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane pore sizes in the world. 
These elements have a molecular weight cutoff (MWCO) ranging from 1KD-500KD and are available for a multitude of applications.  Manufacturing UF flat sheet and membrane elements for over 15 years, Synder's standard and custom sizes to suit all applications.  

Common Applications
Protein Concentration: Dairy
Virus & Color Removal: Water Treatment
Dye Recovery: Textile
Enzymes, Antibiotics, Pyrogens: Pharmaceutical
Paint Concentration: Electrocoating & Plating 
Natural Organic Matter: Humic Acid  

Features & Benefits of Synder's UF Membranes
Flexibility with a wide range of both PES & PVDF UF membranes 
Synder's UF PHT series is ideal for applications with extreme pH or temperature ranges 

 

Nanofiltration

Synder’s Nanofiltration (NF) membranes: Better Rejection, Greater Flux.
The NFX & NFW membranes encompass molecular weight cutoffs (MWCO) from 150-500D and have typically displayed better rejection and greater flux than the leading competitor.  With high rejections of hardness, metals, and organic matter, and lower operating pressures than reverse osmosis membranes, Synder's NF membranes and systems are the economical option in certain water treatment applications.  Contact us today to find a solution for you.  

Common Applications
Hardness, Heavy Metal, Nitrate, Sulfate, Tannin, Odor, Color, and TDS Removal: Water Treatment  
Lactose Concentration: Dairy  
Dealcoholization, Fragrance Recovery, Maple Syrup Concentration: Food & Beverage 
Blood Serum: Antibiotics  
Polyvinyl Alcohol Recovery: Textile 
Precious Metal Recovery: Mining  
Coal Bed Methane Processing: Natural Gas  

Features & Benefits of Synder's NF Membranes 
Flexibility with two models and , the NFX & NFW
Better Rejection with a minimum 98% and 99.3% MgSO4 rejection by the NFW and NFX membranes, respectively 
30-50% Greater Flux than the leading competitor  

  

Reverse Osmosis

Ultrapure Water Production
Synder’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes and systems can produce large volumes of ultrapure water with incredible efficiency.  As illustrated below, through the application of pressure to concentrated solutions, water molecules can be driven through a membrane against natural osmotic pressure.  This membrane separates these water molecules from all dissolved solids and other contaminants, thus producing ultrapure water.  Significantly more energy and time efficient that other conventional processes,  Synder's RO technology is the ideal choice when economical ultrapure water treatment is a necessity.  

Pretreatment typically a necessity for optimum RO performance.  Synder can provide UF and NF membranes and systems to prevent fouling and protect the RO membranes.