Tailor-made Membranes?

For those situations, where a commercially available membrane does not meet the process requirements, Somicon has its own recipies and methods to come up with a proper solution. This is due to the fact that we have been invloved in the membrane manufacturing process from Ciba-Geigy times. We can look into the problem and chances are that we may propose to you a possible solution.
Somicon does this kind of activity for some of the leading companies in the chemical and food-processing sector. Once the required membrane is made, it is thoroughly tested before its installation at the production site. 

This service is only offered under a secrecy agreement between your company and Somicon. Please use the “contact us” form in the contact menu to elaborate your problem and directly ask us for a secrecy agreement. Tailor-made membranes are only possible after the signing of a strict confidentiality agreement.

A detailed questionnaire on membrane separation processes is also available at Somicon for its customers. Somicon also welcomes membrane manufacturers to share their know-how with us under a strict confidentiality agreement.

When you are thinking about tailor-made, you may have issues such as presence of solvents, extreme pH situations, strong oxidising agents, peculiar production needs or other considerations that are not addressed by standard systems.

Short Membrane Process Questionnaire

Some Examples:

  • Very High Pressure RO
  • Very High Pressure NF
  • Combination: High Pressure & Chlorine Tolerance (NF)
  • Tolerance against Solvents*
  • Very High and Very Low pH (20% NaOH or 20% HCl)
  • Special Sizes, Spacers, Module Components

* possible solvents amongst others:

  • Acetonitrile
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • THF
  • Toluene
  • NMP
  • MeOH
  • EtOH
  • Hexane
  • Acetone
  • DMF
  • Methylene Chloride