Chinese steel plant cleans up with Pall technology

The company’s Membralox ceramic UF membranes are being employed for oil/water separations and Schumasiv ceramic MF membrane filter elements are being used for bioreactor sludge/water separations. The plant has a capacity of several million tons a year.

“Fluid cleanliness is critical to the operation and reliability of the systems used in steel production,” said Mitch Summerfield, president, Pall Process Systems. “Pall technology is enabling this plant to deliver the consistent, high-quality product which its customers demand.”

Pall’s Membralox membranes and Schumasiv filter elements are designed for a wide range of industrial processes. The company says its ceramic membranes are less prone to fouling and offer greater reliability in handling process upsets than the traditional settling tank and polishing filtration which the MF system replaced.

They also provide high quality filtrate meaning the plant no longer needs to install a traditional large post-aerobic clarifier leading to cost savings while there is also no longer a requirement for additional downstream polishing equipment.