Membrane filtration is an important technology when it comes to environmental protection. In the vast majority of applications, the use of ceramic membranes leads to significant energy, water and cost savings as well as reduced volumes of waste. We also pay attention to sustainability in our production in Gladbeck: photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our buildings contribute greatly to covering our energy needs - also when charging our company vehicles, the majority of which are electric cars.
Sustainability through high plant availability
While our customers’ filtration with ceramic membranes in itself protects the environment, the durability of our products and the high plant availability on account of their reliable operation also play a part in this. The plants in which atech ceramic membranes are installed run for decades without any membrane function issues.
Membranes from other manufacturers in existing plants can also be replaced by our high-performance products. We know from experience that filtration results are then at least the same, but usually considerably better. This, together with the longer service life of our membranes, contributes to sustainability.
Environmental benefits of top filtration performance
Ceramic membranes from atech meet the sometimes extreme resistance and operational reliability requirements due to the high quality of the materials used and exceptional level of care taken during production. This ensures that we achieve the extremely narrow pore distributions required for ultra-precise filtration. For example, if the medium to be filtered is to be used again in the respective process, then our membranes result in maximum recyclability. During waste water filtration, the greatest possible purity is ensured thanks to the high product quality of our ceramic membranes.
Ideal for special applications
The range of possible applications is matched by the versatility of the ceramic membranes we produce, so that optimal filtration performance can be achieved in each case. Given our wide product selection, we frequently already have a membrane that is optimally suited to the specific application, which is then identified and adapted in our Development department to produce the best possible filtration results.
We also conduct ongoing research on developing membranes that perform even better so that we can increase the number of possible applications for our range. One example is an even more abrasion-resistant membrane layer which we developed in-house and has considerably extended the service life of our membranes used to filter aggressive media.