News & Cases

 

MORE FILTRATION, LESS ENERGY

August 2017:

1st Full Scale Plant for protein harvesting and protein fractionation under construction

 

After several successful pilot trials with pharma customers the first full scale commercial plant dedicated to protein harvesting and protein fractionation is under construction. The 20 m2 plant operates at a very high sanitary level and is 100% drainable of both permeate and retentate compartments. The Hollow Plate™ design gives you a uniform TMP (sharper cut-off), more valuables (drained retentate and permeate volume) and less cleaning downtime than other membrane element designs.

 

Please contact us for more information on pharma applications

August 2017:

 

1st Full Scale SANI Membranes Plant up and running

 

In June 2017 SANI Membranes first full scale plant was put into operation. The plant is installed at the Gladsaxe Gymnasium swimming pool and consists of 2 microfiltration loops and 1 ultrafiltration loop with a total of 180m2 membrane. The plant can be remote controlled but normally it runs 100% automated 24/7 including low intensity night programs, cleaning cycles, retentate dumps etc.

 

Link to Dansk Svømmebadsteknisk Forenings newsletter (in Danish)

 

Please contact us for more information on swimming pool filtration

August 2017:

 

SANI Membranes Participated in the Membrane Technology Forum 2017

 

Founder and CEO Henrik Hjelmsmark participated in Membrane Technology Forum 2017 in Minneapolis, Mn, US. Henrik gave the talk ‘New Flatsheet Hollow Plate Filter Element’ presenting the Hollow Plate™ technology to the 300+ participants, primarily from the dairy business.

 

Link to Membrane Technology Forum 2017

 

Download of the presentation ‘New Flatsheet Hollow Plate Filter Element’

 

April 2017:

 

FIRST INDUSTRIAL SIZE PLANT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 

SANI Membranes will have the first larger installation up and running in May 2017.

A 180m2 Hollow Plate™ plant for swimming pool filtration is installed in the Copenhagen area.

The plant is in 3 loops of 60 m2, build up by HP1 modules, and the design allows for various membranes to be used.

A smaller pilot have been running successfully since May 2016, and this larger installation will replace an old sand filter unit in a public pool.

PILOT AND FULL SCALE PLANTS

Several larger MF and UF pilot plants was established from 2016 and onwards. The pilot plants are partly financed by Grøn Omstillingsfond to support the development of the energy saving and environmentally friendly Hollow Plate™ technology for the process and water industry. SANI Membranes will have the first larger installation up and running in May 2017. A 180m2 Hollow Plate™ plant for swimming pool filtration installed in the Copenhagen area.

 

PILOT PLANTS

Separation utilizing MF and UF filtration is used extensively in the process industries such as dairies, breweries and bio-industry. In dairies filtration membranes are used in the manufacture of whey protein and in the production of milk powder. In Denmark, companies like Arla and Novozymes have several large membrane plants, and these plants represent a very large share of overall energy consumption. Pilot tests with the Hollow Plate™ technology at Arla and Novozymes have shown that the energy consumption can be significantly reduced by switching to SANI Membranes Hollow Plate technology. The pilot tests also showed several added benefits depending on the application.

MF and UF filtration is also widely used in water applications. Cleaning of drinking water, municipal waste water, industrial intake water, industrial waste water and water for aquaculture is just some of the many water applications where MF and UF filtration often is the best solution. SANI Membranes have done pilot tests with Den Blå Planet and aquaculture companies, cleaning seawater for big scale aquariums and inland salmon farming with great results. SANI Membranes have also successfully performed pilot tests with Bagsværd Svømmehal cleaning the swimming pool water for reuse.

A number of mobile pilot plants for sanitary and non-sanitary applications are now available from SANI Membranes.

Please contact us for more information on pilot testing your MF or UF application at your facility. SANI Membranes can tailor the pilot testing to your technical and commercial needs and demonstrate the many benefits of the Hollow Plate™ technology in a real-life setting on your application.

 

FULL SIZE PLANTS

 

SANI Membranes will have the first larger installation up and running in May 2017.

A 180 m2 Hollow Plate™ plant for swimming pool filtration is installed in the Copenhagen area.

The plant is in 3 loops of 60 m2, build up by HP1 modules, and the design allows for various membranes to be used.

A smaller pilot has been running successfully since May 2016. This larger installation will replace an old sand filter unit in a public pool.

 

TESTING WITH CUSTOMERS

Novozymes A/S

 

”Novozymes is consciously working on reducing energy consumption in our production processes and we have short-term and small-scale tested Sani Membranes new elements in the enzyme manufacturing process. It was here possible to achieve very clear reduction in energy consumption compared to current membrane filtration process. We also see the opportunity for on longer-term using the new features of these elements in new processes within areas such as Ultrafiltration”

 

Sune Jakobsen, Senior Manager R&D, Novozymes A/S

 

 

Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S

 

“We have in a small test used Sani Membranes new elements , and it seems possible to achieve significant reduction of energy consumption and perhaps even simultaneously achieving improved filtration process that could eventually lead to new products. Arla Foods Ingredients is continually developing new products and working on the reduction of environmental impacts, and we cooperate with industry to develop better, new products that support better use of our resources and production of new ingredients”

 

Niels Ottosen, Senior Food Scientist, Research and Development, Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S

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