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.

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