Synder Introduces Open Channel Ribbed Spacer for High Solids Applications

Synder Filtration is pleased to announce the addition of a new, 80mil open channel ribbed spacer, which showed an average pressure drop reduction of 37% compared to the standard diamond spacer in our in-house studies. These ribbed spacers are well-suited for a variety of high solids applications such as whey protein concentration, and have the potential to reduce energy consumption and increase total solid loading capacity. Case Study Summary In three independent trials, Synder ST (PES10kDa) 2540 elements containing either 80mil standard diamond or 80mil open channel ribbed spacers were challenged with 20wt% sweet whey. Though there was no significant difference in flux performance, there was a notable distinction between the two spacer configurations in terms of pressure drop. The open channel ribbed spacers showed an average pressure drop reduction of 37% compared to the standard diamond spacer. Given these results, the open channel ribbed spacers have the potential to increase the element run time between CIPs and reduce both energy consumption and operating costs. [Read full case study here]

spacer graph With over 25 years of experience in the membrane filtration industry, Synder continues to focus on specialty process applications and provide exceptional lead times and responsiveness. The addition of the open channel ribbed spacer provides even greater flexibility for high solids separation processes. For more information about our membranes, please visit our website at www.synderfiltration.com or email us at sales@synderfiltration.com.