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TurboClean® Sanitary Elements

When it comes to sanitary membrane elements, there is a stronger choice for processors of dairy products, sweeteners, beer and wine, pharmaceutical products, proteins and many other process streams. TurboClean® elements feature a rugged polypropylene shell which results in a stronger, more rigid and durable element better suited for the most challenging process applications.

TurboClean elements are available with all membrane types (RO, NF, UF, and MF) and are manufactured to a precise diameter which reduces bypass flow by 60% or more when compared against conventional full-fit, net-wrapped or caged membrane elements.

TurboClean elements have a patented hard-shell design and are the strongest sanitary elements available. With this robust design, TurboClean elements are better suited for challenging applications where their superior structural strength protects the membrane from damage.

Proprietary fabrication technology results in extremely tight elements that virtually eliminate channeling (“smiles”) and feed spacer migration, enabling longer operating life and better system economics.

Reduced bypass flow maximizes cross-flow velocity at the membrane surface resulting in more product throughput and better overall product yields.

The lower bypass flow of TurboClean elements means more of the cleaning solution is flowing inside of the membrane element, across the membrane surface. In addition to better performance during operation, higher crossflow velocity also results in the most effective cleaning and lower microbial levels.

Because of their consistent and controlled outside diameter, TurboClean elements are easy to load into and unload from systems with no “tails” to trim. TurboClean elements are “plug and play” and may be interchanged with competitive sanitary elements.

As shown in the chart above, TurboClean® elements allow less flow to bypass the element, resulting in higher cross-flow velocity at the membrane surface. TurboClean elements typically exhibit about 12% bypass flow— 60% less than the 30% bypass flow from competitive full-fit elements.

TurboClean elements are available for countless process and specialty applications and may be customized for specific requirements.

TurboClean elements are available in engineered designs for continuous high temperature operation up to 80°C, ultra-high pressure operation up to 1,500 psi (100 bar) and higher pressure drop of up to 6 bar (90 psi) per housing.

TurboClean® elements are used in a wide variety of process applications, including:

  • Milk and Cheese Whey Processing
  • Dextrose Purification
  • Blood Plasma Demineralization
  • Sugar Concentration
  • Beer and Wine Processing
  • Protein Concentration
  • Antibiotic Purification and Concentration
  • Clarification of Corn Syrup
  • Egg White Concentration
  • And many more…

If MICRODYN-NADIR does not already have a TurboClean model for an application, contact us and we will customize one to your specifications!