Silicon Carbide Ceramic Membrane

High-performance and value-adding ceramic membranes for tough conditions.


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Unique Properties with Endless Opportunities

Features & Benefits

Silicon carbide ceramic membranes with unique advantages:

  • Highest flux for any membrane material
  • Chemically inert pH 0-14
  • Thermally resistant up to 800°C
  • Hydrophilic material (water-loving)
  • Isoelectric point pH 2.4
  • Extremely hard & durable material 2930 +/- 80 kgf/mm³ (Vickers scale)
  • Abrasive Feeds
  • Low power usage and low pressure
  • Long membrane life
  • Low operational cost, low total cost of ownership

Applications Areas

Our silicon carbide ceramics have been used in the following applications by our clients:

  • Marine scrubber wash water
  • Produced water
  • Pre-treatment of drinking water
  • Pre-filtration for reverse osmosis
  • Oil emulsion separation
  • Bacteria removal for aquaculture
  • Industrial wastewater
  • Separation of metals from liquids in industrial processes
  • Pool and spa water
  • ... and many more

Our Silicon Carbide Membrane Technology

Utilizing our unique, patented technology, our ceramic membranes offer consistent and continuous removal of particles, oil droplets, emulsions, and suspended solids at high throughput rates regardless of the feed conditions. This delivers premium liquid filtration, which enables you to recycle your liquid and potential unexploited resources that may be in your wastewater. Our silicon carbide membranes are ideal for treating scrubber wash water, producing water for discharge and re-injection, pre-reverse osmosis (RO), and polymer flooded streams. We offer onshore and offshore solutions and have extensive experience with produced water streams for fracking, gas condensate, and oil emulsions.

We believe our membranes are the best alternative to micro flotation and walnut shell filters due to their cost savings delivered by reduced installation costs and reduced maintenance costs. Add to this, the extreme robustness of the silicon carbide ceramics provides reduced downtime, which can optimize your operation significantly.

Our chemically inert, plug-and-play silicon carbide ceramic membranes are tough, chemically resistant, and durable ceramics with high flux (flow). Silicon carbide ceramic membranes are more robust, harder, longer-lasting, more temperature-resistant, and recover faster than conventional ceramic or polymeric membranes. This contributes to increased membrane life and reduced downtime for cleaning the membranes when fouled.

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Durable in all Environments

To produce our silicon carbide ceramic, we have thoroughly developed a technology utilizing the ceramic membrane material silicon carbide, which is the hardest man-made material in the world and the second hardest material in the world solely beaten by diamonds. Our technology delivers unique strengths and unbreakable silicon carbide ceramics with an extremely long lifetime.

Our silicon carbide ceramic membranes are market-proven and have been adopted by various industries for various types of applications worldwide. Due to our silicon carbide ceramic membranes' strength and highly durable properties, our technology is applicable in even the harshest and most strenuous industries and environments. This, combined with our more than 20 years in the filtration industry, makes us capable of handling even the most complex tasks and processes within silicon carbide ceramic in all environments with a high level of expertise and precision.

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1 years of experience in the filtration industry
280 water treatment systems installed worldwide with our SiC membranes

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