3M is a leading independent supplier of high quality microporous membrane and membrane devices that customers recognize as reliable, technically innovative separation solutions in microfiltration, ultrafiltration and gas transfer applications.

As pioneers in developing separation solutions using membrane technology, 3M membranes and devices are have been used in industrial liquid processes around the world for more than 40 years. Common industries include:

  • Process and drinking water
  • Pharmaceutical & medical products
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & beverage
  • Microelectronics
  • Power & steam generation
  • Inks & Coatings

3M membrane and membrane devices include ultrafiltration modules, products for dissolved gas control in process liquids, and OEM membrane that is integrated into filtration devices.

3M’s membrane contactors for degassing can lower operating and maintenance costs of process water systems by reducing dissolved gases in applications, such as lowering resin regeneration frequency by removing the dissolved CO2 that loads the mixed beds. Membrane deaeration is also used to strip dissolved oxygen from make-up and feedwater to prevent corrosion and reduce fuel consumption by lowering steam deaerator vent rates. There are many other applications where dissolved gas control with gas transfer membranes can reduce operating costs.

3M’s Ultrafiltration modules can enable more economical system designs due to the high filtration surface area in each module. Microfiltration modules are used in wine clarification can eliminate several filtrations process steps that reduce operating cost with minimal impact on wine quality.

Multiple OEM membrane options with high throughput and retention characteristics are also available for integration into end use filtration devices.

 

3M Brands for Industrial & Specialty Filtration

Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors   Liqui-Flux®Ultrafiltration   OEM Membrane

3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors

 

3M Liqui-Flux Ultrafiltration

 

OEM Membrane

 

HOT PRODUCTS

Advanced Dissolved Gas Control Advanced Dissolved Gas Control

3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors can reduce operating costs, lower maintenance, and simplify dissolved gas control using a small device that enables high performance and compact system design.

Liqui-Cel MM Series Degasifier Liqui-Cel MM Series Degasifier

Liqui-Cel MM Series products can save the time and expense associated with inaccurate analyser readings in laboratories and testing facilities by removing dissolved gases from water and other fluids. By removing air, these devices also prevent bubble formation which can potentially alter to composition of the solution be analysed.

Robust Ultrafiltration Modules With Up To 91m<sup>2</sup> Membrane Surface Area And Flexible Connection Options Robust Ultrafiltration Modules With Up To 91m2 Membrane Surface Area And Flexible Connection Options

3M Liqui-Flux Water Modules - Economical Reliability in Ultrafiltration

Microfiltration Performance That Maintains Wine Quality Microfiltration Performance That Maintains Wine Quality

3M Liqui-Flux - Modules are available in a wide variety of sizes and materials to meet various needs in beverage clarification.

Quality OEM Membrane Filtration Products For Integration Into End-User Filtration Devices Quality OEM Membrane Filtration Products For Integration Into End-User Filtration Devices

MicroPES® and DuraPES® membranes are high performance, asymmetric membranes. These membranes, which show excellent retention characteristics and high throughput, are used in many microfiltration applications in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food & beverage, microelectronics and chemical industries.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

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CASE STUDIES

  • Maximizing EDI With 3M Liqui-Cel
    Maximizing EDI With 3M Liqui-Cel

    Electrodeionization (EDI) is a cutting-edge water treatment process that is now used all over the world. While it’s become the solution of choice for countless operations, it’s not exactly worry-free to utilize. When complications arise with performance optimization, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

  • Power Plant Uses 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors To Remove CO2 From Water
    Power Plant Uses 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors To Remove CO2 From Water

    A major power plant in Thailand is using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors to remove carbon dioxide from a DI water system. The system is an expansion project and will be used to feed a high pressure boiler. Liqui-Cel membrane contactors are being used to lower the CO₂ inlet into an Ionpure Electrodeionization (EDI) system. Carbon dioxide adds an ionic load to the EDI system, which can reduce the performance of the system. Manufactures of the EDI equipment suggest lowering the inlet CO₂ to reduce the load on the equipment and improve the water quality.

  • Oxygen Removal From Feedwater Of A Central District Heating System Using 3M Liqui-Cel
    Oxygen Removal From Feedwater Of A Central District Heating System Using 3M Liqui-Cel

    A Netherlands power station installed 3M Liqui-Cel membrane contractors for O2 removal. This case study explains how the membrane system exceeded expectations, achieving oxygen removal down to 5 ppb.

  • Solve High Alkalinity With Membrane Contactors
    Solve High Alkalinity With Membrane Contactors

    A membrane degassing system can solve high bicarbonate alkalinity that negatively affects anion bed life. 

  • Deaeration System Eliminates Need For Maintenance And Cuts Cost For Paulaner Brewery
    Deaeration System Eliminates Need For Maintenance And Cuts Cost For Paulaner Brewery

    High oxygen levels in beer will cause organoleptic problems in the final product, so breweries aim to achieve oxygen-free water. Since Paulaner Brewery installed a modular, water deaeration system that uses hydrophobic hollow fiber membranes to remove dissolved gasses, the unit has operated maintenance-free. This tech brief outlines the unit’s design, operation, and the resulting reduction of energy consumption costs.

  • Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors
    Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors

    When engineers at the Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea found that dissolved nitrogen in reactor feed water led to an increased production of carbon 14, a long-term environmental contaminant, they sought a way to minimize its production. Membrane contactors were installed to simultaneously remove both dissolved nitrogen and oxygen from the water.

  • Technology Qualification Of 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For Deoxygenation Of Low Salinity Water For Polymer Flooding
    Technology Qualification Of 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For Deoxygenation Of Low Salinity Water For Polymer Flooding

    The use of low salinity water in Enhanced Oil Recovery processes has been a recent topic of discussion. The potential to increase recovery rates by altering the reservoir characteristic from an oil-wet to a water-wet state, along with potential cost savings, has garnered attention in recent years.

  • Advanced Membrane Degassing Technology For Radiation Source Term Reduction And Corrosion Control In Nuclear Power Plants
    Advanced Membrane Degassing Technology For Radiation Source Term Reduction And Corrosion Control In Nuclear Power Plants

    Dissolved gas control in a nuclear power plant’s water system, including the primary make-up water storage tank and refueling water storage tank, can be essential to reduce radiation source term (defined as a release of radioactive material). In particular, controlling dissolved gases can also help reduce the formation of unwanted radionuclides, such as 14C and oxides of 60Co, and alleviate primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC).

  • Oxygen Removal From Feedwater In A Central District Heating System
    Oxygen Removal From Feedwater In A Central District Heating System

    In central district heating systems, heated water from power plants is distributed to densely populated areas via insulated piping networks. High water quality is required to maintain the integrity of pipes, storage tanks, and other infrastructure in such systems. This case study explains how a Dutch power station achieved an O2 specification of <10 ppb for storage water tank filling by installing a chemical-free deoxygenation system.

  • 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors Remove Dissolved Gases From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Recovery And Process Applications
    3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors Remove Dissolved Gases From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Recovery And Process Applications

    The oil and gas industry has utilized various deaeration technologies for many years to remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from injection water. Minimizing the environmental impact, improving operating efficiency, avoiding process issues and protecting system components are just a few of the reasons degassing is necessary in many hydrocarbon recovery and water processes.

  • Technical Comparison: CO2 Removal — Comparison of 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors to Forced Draft Degasifiers
    Technical Comparison: CO2 Removal — Comparison of 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors to Forced Draft Degasifiers

    Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors have been used for over 10 years and they are clearly proven in the field. In effort to help further educate customers on the benefits of Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors over conventional forced draft degasifiers for CO2 removal, we have prepared the following technical comparison.

  • Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors
    Nuclear Power Plant Removes Dissolved Gasses From Feedwater With Membrane Contactors

    When engineers at the Kori nuclear power plant in South Korea found that dissolved nitrogen in reactor feed water led to an increased production of carbon 14, a long-term environmental contaminant, they sought a way to minimize its production. Membrane contactors were installed to simultaneously remove both dissolved nitrogen and oxygen from the water.