NEWS RELASE                                                                                                                   MAY 2014

Membrane Cartridge Annual Revenues to Exceed $4.6 Billion In 2019

Liquid cartridges can utilize various media including membranes and nonwovens. The membrane sector has been growing robustly and will reach $4.6 billion/yr by 2019. This is the latest prediction in Cartridge Filters: World Market, published by the McIlvaine Company.

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Membrane cartridges use a thin film with tiny perforations with a nonwoven substrate. They are more efficient at removing small particles than media constructed with just the nonwoven fibers. This same media construction is used in cross-flow filer systems, but this technology is not included in the cartridge forecasts. The distinction is that membrane cartridges are filtering all the liquid. They are labeled “dead end”. Cross-flow filters including reverse osmosis (RO), microfiltration and ultrafiltration are only filtering a portion of the liquid which does not cross along the surface and be subsequently discharged. These cross-flow membranes are addressed in another McIlvaine report entitled RO, UF, MF World Market.

Membrane cartridges are used in the pharmaceutical and electronics industry to purify water. They are typically used in conjunction with cross-flow membrane systems. In the semiconductor industry, the ultrapure water leaving the cross-flow system is piped to the chip processing equipment. The membrane cartridge is located at the end of the piping to ensure that contamination generated in the piping is eliminated. Pharmaceutical uses include purifying water for human injection (WFI) and also separation of products from the broth.

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