Membranes

Membranes


IDISIL® Colloidal Silica can improve the performance of the membrane by enhancing properties such as thermal and mechanical stability as well as selectivity.


Membrane technology is accepted as an effective separation process for many industrial applications. Membranes are available in a wide range of materials (Ceramic, Polyether Sulfone (PES), among others) and pore sizes (from micro to nano).  Depending on the application, different types of membranes offer advantages, but also have drawbacks, e.g. fouling.

Our IDISIL® Colloidal Silica particles can help to improve the performance of your membrane in several ways:

  • Increased mechanical and thermal stability by incorporating IDISIL® Colloidal Silica to the membrane matrix

  • Decreased fouling and increased membrane wettability and durability by making the membrane surface more hydrophilic through modification with IDISIL®

  • Smoother surfaces and narrow pore size distribution

  • Selective metal ion absorption through assistance with IDISIL® Colloidal Silica

  • Catalyst support on membrane surfaces i.e. membrane reactor

    Surface properties of our IDISIL® particles can be custom designed to ensure material compatibility of your specific application.

    LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO DEISGN SUPERIOR MEMBRANE MODULES!