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3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactor Cartridge

  • Utilizes hollow fiber membrane that is impermeable to chemically compatible liquids, yet gas permeable enabling efficient dissolved gas removal
  • Cartridge replacements available for our SP-4x13 and SP-4x28 series*
  • Ideal for use with compatible solutions containing organic solvents and surfactants, such as inks, coatings, photo resists, emulsions and plating solutions
  • Compact, in-line operation may help simplify operations and save space
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Brand
Liqui-Cel™
Diameter (Metric)
102 mm
Filter Type
Gas Exchange
Industries
Bioprocessing
Length (Metric)
330 mm, 711 mm
Product Series
SP
Series
Liqui-Cel™ SP Series
Product Details
  • Utilizes hollow fiber membrane that is impermeable to chemically compatible liquids, yet gas permeable enabling efficient dissolved gas removal
  • Cartridge replacements available for our SP-4x13 and SP-4x28 series*
  • Ideal for use with compatible solutions containing organic solvents and surfactants, such as inks, coatings, photo resists, emulsions and plating solutions
  • Compact, in-line operation may help simplify operations and save space

Membrane cartridges are the heart of our 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors. Unlike the microporous hollow fiber used in our MM and EXF series, our SP series utilizes a non-porous, gas permeable hollow fiber membrane. This membrane technology is typically used for degassing compatible low surface tension fluids, such as fluids containing surfactants and organics.

Membrane cartridges are the heart of our 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SP Series Membrane Contactors. Unlike the microporous hollow fiber used in our MM and EXF series, our SP series utilizes a non-porous, gas permeable hollow fiber membrane. This membrane technology is typically used for degassing compatible low surface tension fluids, such as fluids containing surfactants and organics.

Cartridge replacements are not available in all SP series membrane contactor designs. Only cartridges in our SP-4x13 and SP-4x28 series can be replaced. Consult with your 3M representative if you need assistance with cartridge availability and proper selection for your membrane contactor.

Includes**

  • One membrane cartridge

** Cartridge sizes vary depending on product the cartridge is intended for. Please check with your 3M representative if you need assistance with membrane contactor cartridge availability and selection
** Cartridge change-out kits, seals, tools and other parts, if required, are sold separately.

About 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors
3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors provide efficient dissolved gas control in a compact design. Capable of adding gases to or removing dissolved gases from compatible liquid streams, these gas transfer devices utilize hollow fiber membrane technology that may help facilities around the world improve operating efficiency, performance and protect product quality.

The presence of dissolved gases, such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and other non-condensable gases can cause a number of difficulties. Process interruptions, yield loss, corrosion, surface defects, unreliable measurement readings, poor product quality, higher operating costs and equipment inefficiency are a few examples of challenges faced by various industries when dissolved gases and air bubbles are not consistently controlled.

The 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactor product offering includes products made with various materials of construction and a wide-range of flow capacities to meet process and application requirements. Their modular nature makes them easy to incorporate into systems with lower weight and less space than other conventional technologies, such as vacuum towers or forced draft deaerators. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors do not require chemicals in operation and can be an effective alternative to chemical treatment options, such as oxygen scavengers in boiler feedwater or caustic/acid in reverse osmosis (RO) and other deionization systems. This may be particularly advantageous for facilities that want to reduce on-site chemical use as part of their sustainability goals.

How 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Membrane Contactors Work
3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors utilize microporous or non-porous, semi permeable hollow fiber membrane that is placed inside a contactor housing. In our EXF, SP, and MM-0.5x1 and MM-0.75x1 series membrane contactors, liquid flows around the outside of the hollow fiber membrane while a vacuum and/or sweep gas is applied to the inside of the hollow fiber during operation. In our other MM series membrane contactors liquid and gas flows are opposite: liquid flows inside of the hollow fiber membrane while a vacuum and/or sweep gas is applied to the outside of the hollow fiber.

Applying a vacuum or sweep gas creates a difference in the gas concentration levels between the inside (lumenside) and outside (shellside) of the hollow fiber membrane. This concentration difference is what drives rapid and efficient dissolved gas transfer.

* Additional replacement parts, such as seals, may be required. If you need assistance, please consult your 3M representative.

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