Abbotsford, BC – November 14th, 2019. Trident is excited to announce the launch of its Titanium Membrane Filtration technology. The Trident Titanium Membrane Filtration (TMF) is a powerful and innovative filtration solution with game-changing properties. Titanium has long been known for its strength characteristics. With the introduction of new manufacturing processes it is now possible to manufacture 100% titanium membranes for filtration applications.
The TMF can be used for both food and non-food grade applications. The scalable system features a tubular cross-flow design and can be configured for hi-solids or hi-flow filtration. The hi-porosity membranes are available in several pore sizes from 0.05μm. Due to its high solids captures rates and unmatched run-time, the TMF truly boosts plant efficiency. And it helps clients achieve a new level of operational performance and sustainability.
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Who benefits from this membrane filtration technology
This new filtration option benefits a variety of applications both in manufacturing and waste processes, such as food processors that require efficient filtration of hi-solids and/or FOG materials. Examples are the concentration of milk solids, isolation and purification of proteins, starch recovery, or molecular sieving in the wine, juice or oil making process. In particular, treatment processes that require complex and time consuming clean-in-place (CIP) processes will be able to boost their plant’s productivity with the new Ti Membrane system. In waste treatment the TMF helps achieve compliancy levels with impressive suspended solids and BOD/COD reductions.
How the Titanium Membrane Filtration works
Designed as cross-flow filtration (ultra and micro filtration) systems, the TMF processes streams of liquid with high-porous titanium tubular filter media with reduction rates of up to 99% for suspended solids, fats/oils/grease (FOG) and BOD, and up to 92% reduction of COD. The TMF’s unique value proposition is its ability to handle “difficult” materials that require extensive CIP cycles and commonly cause conventional filtration systems to be affected by diminishing treatment capacity and shortened equipment and filter life cycles. The TMF’s 100% Ti construction ensures full pH range resistance, and highest pressure and temperature (up to 1,000°F) ratings. All of which are critical for efficient CIP and sanitization processes. Its ability to handle the most rigorous CIP processes allows the membrane to prevent fouling and pore clogging. As a result, the membrane can maintain 100% of its flux rate and pore size over its lifetime.
Why is it better than conventional filtration systems
Due to the structural properties of titanium, the TMF can perform filtration in such efficient and effective fashion. Highest tolerances for temperature as well as pressure and pH allow the system to perform consistently high in the most demanding operating conditions, without declining flux performance. Other membranes experience rapid reductions in flux rates affecting capacity and efficiency. The TMF’s ability to recover to 100% of its starting flux on a continuous cycle is a huge advantage.
For example, in the wine making process the TMF is known to only require very minimal cleaning, essentially allowing 24 hr/day operation. In contrast, conventional filters can spend 30% of their lifetime in cleaning mode.
For applications that do require cleaning for operational or sanitization purpose, the TMF is compatible for the widest range of clean-in-place and chemical-enhanced-backwash procedures. This includes instantaneous cleaning, such as high-pressure bursts of steam, air, CO2, nitrogen, alkaline agents, or reverse-directly permeate.
The TMF’s ability for virtually immediate startup/shutdown is unmatched, making it extremely valuable for batch or mobile application. In comparison, conventional filtration technologies require complex procedures for cleaning, startup/shutdown that can take several hours.
Last but not least, at the end of the TMF system’s lifetime (est. 20 yrs minimum) titanium continues to have a high residual value. The disposal of conventional filter media, on the other hand, can become a costly liability.
Piloting the Titanium Membrane Filtration System
Trident offers two piloting options to plants that are interested in the filtration system. Remote piloting at Trident’s facility is a convenient option that establishes flux data and a base assessment for your specific samples. Customers receive a detailed description of the testing process, assessment of efficacy and photo documentation of pre and post treatment samples. In addition we can also arrange an onsite filtration pilot at your plant with a skid-mounted pilot system. Contact your Trident representative for a full fee schedule.