MTR's Liquid Separation Process Development Group supports the commercialization of PerVap® pervaporation systems for bioethanol production, food processing, and water treatment operations. In addition, the group develops liquid separation applications for solvent-resistant membranes in the food processing, petrochemical, and refining industries.
Recent development activities include the following:
- Dehydration of ethanol, butanol, and isopropanol
- Recovery of ethanol from fermentation and food industry process streams
- Development of innovative nanofiltration processes for the treatment of oily wastewater and ship bilge water
- Development of nanofiltration processes for the separation of organic compounds
Click here to view a list of publications on pervaporation.