Axium's pilot plant separation studies can help manufacturers determine process feasibility, plant design and likely operating costs.
Axium's pilot plant separation studies can help manufacturers determine process feasibility, plant design and likely operating costs.

Pilot plant separation studies help determine at an early stage process feasibility, plant design and an evaluation of likely operating costs.

Utilising its range of mobile membrane filtration pilot plants, Axium's engineers will carry out trials on fresh feed supplied by the customer at its laboratory in Swansea, Wales, or at the customer’s premises. Each customer is supplied with a test protocol prior to the trials and a sample analysis and detailed report is provided on completion. A range of different membrane manufacturer's products can be used in the trials, ensuring that the optimum membrane can be selected for a given application.

Axium routinely carries out trials for a wide range of applications including dilute sugar stream concentration, dyestuff desalting and concentration, process waste water and waste volume minimisation, effluent treatment, precursor purification, final filtration of bottled water, recovery of cleaning chemicals, enzyme concentration and purification, clarification of fruitjuice and quarg cheese production.

As part of its services, the company also includes: product and process development; recommendations to reduce plant costs; design, build, validation, testing and qualification; technical and training support; and an after sales support package tailored to customer requirements.