Microfiltration (MF)

A number of applications use microfiltration either as a prefiltration step or as a process to separate fluid from a process stream.

Offers Crossflow or Dead-End Filtration.

Microfiltration (MF) is a form of filtration that has two common forms. In crossflow separation, a fluid stream runs parallel to a membrane. A pressure differential across the membrane causes some of the fluid to pass through the membrane, while the remainder continues across the membrane, filtering it.

The other form of filtration is called "dead-end" filtration. In dead-end filtration, all of the fluid passes through the membrane, and all of the particles that cannot fit through the pores of the membrane are retained. Periodically, the membrane is backwashed, removing the retained particles from the system, then the system is placed back into normal operation.