Implement a tangential flow membrane filtration process



  • 90 L polyethylene tank.
  • Copper cooling coil.
  • SS centrifugal pump.
  • UF module feeding circuit. Flow rate setting valve, pressure measurement.
  • By-pass circuit with flow rate measurement.
  • Organic membrane ultra-filtration module, cut-off range: 10 000 Da, PVC support.
  • Retentate circuit.
  • Permeate circuit: PVC flexible.


  • pH probes.
  • Thermometers.
  • 2 manometers.
  • 2 flowmeters.


Dim : 130 x 60 x 165 cm – 150 kg
SS tubular framework 40 x 40mm


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Study membrane characteristics

Determine membrane permeability (Darcy’s equation)


Application to the concentration of an aqueous polymer solution

Define permeate flow graphs as a function of filtration pressure for various

concentrations of the initial solution

Determine the trans-membrane pressure

Determine the formation of the gel boundary layer