Engineering Horizons



January 28
18:06 2016


6 reasons ceramic sic membranes are a great choice for your industry

Here are 6 reasons why you should consider utilizing ceramic SiC membrane filters for your filtration requirements.

  1. Ceramic Saves Space

The high flux resulting from the high porosity of the filter allows for a compact design. A minimal foot print and less piping make SiC membranes more cost-conscious.

  1. Longer Lifetime

The exceedingly hard nature of ceramic Silicon Carbide (SiC) makes for a robust design that increases overall filter lifetime and allows for its use in high pressure applications.

  1. Oil Repelling

Silicon Carbides are oleophobic, which means the substance is “afraid of oils.” This makes it the perfect candidate for the removal of oil containing streams for applications in the oil and gas industry.

  1. Inertness

Harsh chemical are not an issue here against these robust membranes. SiC membranes don’t like to react with other chemical which make it perfect when wastewater streams contain  solvents, ozone, acids or oxidizing agents that typically damage other filtration membranes.

  1. High Recovery

With SiC membranes it is possible to recover up to 99% of your filtrate!

  1. Self-Cleaning

Do not worry about the cleaning; let the back-pulse hammer technology do the job. The inertness of the membrane allows for the use any wash chemicals to assist in the cleaning of the SiC membrane.

SiC Ceramic membrane filters are used in a wide variety industrial settings and make the perfect candidate when dealing with harsh water treatment environment. The robustness, high flux and inertness allow for these SiC membranes to recover over 99% of permeate while saving space in an industrial setting and prolonging their lifecycle. The SiC membranes available by H2O Systems Inc. have been used in the past in wide range of applications ranging from oil treatment, pre-RO, and many other industrial settings. Compared to typical and available microfiltration technologies, SiC ceramic membranes are more economical and the durable design allows for automatic backwashing through hammer back-pulsing, thus saving time and money.

Some of the proven applications with ceramic SiC membrane filters for H2O Systems Inc have been in the following industries:

  • Produced water oil & gas
  • Tertiary treatment
  • Pre-treatment to reverse osmosis
  • Metalworking
  • Food & beverage
  • Semiconductors
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Laundry wastewater
  • Scrubber water and condensate from biomass/coal fired power plants (removal of heavy metals)
  • Coal mining tailings ponds
  • Cow and pig manure filtration
  • Oily water from metals processing industry, parts cleaning and rinsing, tanks cleaning, slop oil etc.
  • Oily wastewater from refineries
  • Removal of fatty acids
  • Raw sugar filtration and clarification
  • Protein recovery in the food industry
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Algae pre-concentration

For our selection of SiC ceramic membranes, view our SiC membrane technology product line here or contact us.

“H2O Systems Inc. was founded in 2002 and has quickly established itself as a leading supplier of engineered fluid filtration solutions. We offer unparalleled, scalable filtration technology without the use of disposable media, chemicals or consumables to displace high-cost filtration systems. With our head office in Calgary, Alberta and our manufacturing facility in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, our company custom engineers and integrates the most advanced filtration systems to ensure a sustainable solution for our clientele.“


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