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FILTRATION OF SOLVENTS AND SOLVENT MIXTURES

Solvents are widely used in manufacturing and cleaning processes e.g. pharmaceutical, cosmetics, paints, inks, degreasing, chemical manufacturing etc. and filtration is frequently used for particulate removal, polishing, and regeneration. Solvents are usually hazardous and designing a filtration system for filtering solvents requires careful consideration. When designing or specifying filters for solvent applications, we take the following factors into account:

Filtration-Solvents

FILTRATION OF SOLVENTS AND SOLVENT MIXTURES

Filtration-Solvents

Solvents are widely used in manufacturing and cleaning processes e.g. pharmaceutical, cosmetics, paints, inks, degreasing, chemical manufacturing etc. and filtration is frequently used for particulate removal, polishing, and regeneration. Solvents are usually hazardous and designing a filtration system for filtering solvents requires careful consideration. When designing or specifying filters for solvent applications, we take the following factors into account:

Application requirements

Micron rating and degree of filtration required, hygienic or industrial application, single use or multi pass, batch or continuous.

Process conditions

Flash point, vapour pressure and fluid state of solvents are carefully assessed before making a selection.

PED compliance

We use solvent data to establish correct fluid groups and categories for PED compliance. All filter housings are fully compliant with Pressure Equipment Directive.

Material Compatibility

We check material compatibilities of all wetted parts to ensure that offered materials will retain their physical properties during operation. Our standard material of construction for filter housings is Stainless Steel which is compatible with a wide range of solvents. Filter elements and bags are available in a range of polymers and Stainless Steel. In addition, we can also supply fluoropolymer lined vessels for aggressive media and 100% PTFE elements and bags.

Products for solvent filtration

  •  Bag filter housings and filter bags – 304SS, 316SS, PP, PVDF, Polyester, Nylon, Fluoropolymer
  • Industrial solvent filter cartridge products with inline single and multi-cartridge filter housings and elements – 304SS, 316SS, PP, Polyester, Nylon, Fluoropolymer
  • Hygienic filtration range for pharmaceutical applications
  • Inline Basket filters for coarse or prefiltration

Flow rates and micron ratings

Filters are available for flow rates ranging from less than 1L to several hundred litres per hour for fine and course filtration.

Commonly used solvents

Our filtration products can be used for filtering the following solvents, solvent mixtures and many others:

  • Organic solvents
  • Cleaning and degreasing solutions
  • Paint and ink removers
  • Solvent mixtures
  • BTX
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Xylene
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone or Butanone
  • Acetone
  • Ethanol
  • Dichloromethane

STERALine SPBT Hygienic Cartridge Filter Housing

1FU Single Cartridge Filter Housing (Threaded Closure)

acuraMultiflow PP Depth Filter Cartridge

STERIPleat TEFLOUR for chemicals & solvents

FINEPleat PP – Polypropylene pleated filter cartridge

STERIPleat PTFE – Membrane filter cartridge

acuraPure Nylon depth filter cartridge

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