Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors Liquid Degassing Solutions for Many Industrial Applications

Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors are used to efficiently remove gases from liquids or add gas to liquids. These membrane devices have displaced older technology such as vacuum towers, forced draft deaerators and oxygen scavengers for over 20 years. Typical applications are O2 removal from water and CO2 removal from water; however, membrane contactors are quite capable of controlling several types of dissolved gasses. For example, adding or removing nitrogen carbonation, humidification of gasses, VOC removal and control of gases for improved ultrasonics are some of the other applications.

Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors are capable of removing oxygen to <1ppb and carbon dioxide down to <1ppm.

Boiler feedwater deaeration, dissolved gas removal and corrosion control

Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors are often installed to control corrosion in boilers, piping and system components. By removing gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide the amount of oxidation is reduced, thereby protecting against costly replacement and repairs. In addition, because these devices do not require chemicals to operate, blow down frequency is reduced and operating costs are less.

For these reasons, Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors have become the technology of choice to control dissolved gas removal in many industries. These types of installations are particularly popular in the power, chemical and other processing industries.

Degassing for microelectronics, semiconductor wafers and flat panel displays

Liqui-Cel® contactors have become the degassing standard in the microelectronic and flat panel industry because they are clean, have very low extractables and do not negatively impact the water quality. Since Liqui-Cel® contactors are small, compact and can easily remove dissolved oxygen down to 1ppb and dissolved carbon dioxide down to 1ppm, it is a match that makes perfect sense.

Semiconductor wafers and flat panel displays go through a multi-step process where ultrapure water is required to wash the residual processing materials off the wafer or display media. Any gasses present in the water can deposit on to the wafer surface and cause defects.

EDI and CDI technology

EDI and CDI have also become common technologies in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries. These technologies operate more efficiently when dissolved CO2 is removed from the water so excess CO2 cannot load the EDI. This reduces the number of EDI stacks required because they operate more efficiently.

Pharmaceutical degassing

High purity water is an integral part of processing pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical plants require a continuous supply of water, often with a conductivity of <1.3µS/cm. This level of purity has to be constant and maintained throughout processing. CO2 removal is the optimal means to achieve this level of purity.

Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors are an efficient, chemical-free means to accomplish carbon dioxide removal. Additionally, Liqui-Cel® systems are closed systems that do not introduce environmental contaminants into the water like an old forced draft deaerator used to do.

Chemical dosing with NaOH was also commonly used to control CO2 in plant water for many years. However, environmental pressures, safety concerns and cost has pushed the industry away from chemicals.

As with the microelectronics industry, EDI and CDI have become common technology in the pharmaceutical industry. These technologies operate more efficiently if the dissolved CO2 is first removed from the water.

Liqui-Cel®, SuperPhobic®, MiniModule® and MicroModule® membrane contactors are used extensively in the microelectronics, pharmaceutical, power, food and beverage, industrial, photographic, digital printing/ink jet ink and analytical/research/laboratory markets.

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Free White Paper on Water Technology: Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors

Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors are compact, modular devices that utilize microporous hollow fiber membrane to remove dissolved O2 from injection water.

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Technology Qualification of Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors for Deoxygenation of Low Salinity Water for Polymer Flooding

Polymer flooding using low salinity water has been shown to improve oil reservoir recovery rates, by altering the reservoir characteristic from an oil-wet state to a water-wet state.

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3M Industrial Business Group

Membranes Business Unit

13840 South Lakes Dr.

Charlotte

NC 28273

United States of America

+1 704 587 8888 +1 704 587 8610 Energy Recovery Using Cold Boiler Feed-Water www.liqui-cel.com Corrosion Control O2 Removal From Water Improve Water Quality UltraPure Water

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Membrana Liqui-Cel Dissolved Gas Control for Beverage Production

Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors use a hydrophobic polypropylene membrane to remove dissolved gases from liquids.

21st January 2015

Technology Qualification of Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors for Deoxygenation of Low Salinity Water for Polymer Flooding

Polymer flooding using low salinity water has been shown to improve oil reservoir recovery rates, by altering the reservoir characteristic from an oil-wet state to a water-wet state.

7th November 2013

Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactor Technology Being Evaluated for Dissolved Gas Removal from Water

The oil and gas industry has utilised various deaeration technologies for many years to remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from injection water.

13th March 2013

Advanced Membrane Degassing Technology for Radiation Source Term Reduction and Corrosion Control

Dissolved gas control in a nuclear power plant's water system, including the primary make-up water storage tank and refuelling water storage tank, can be essential to reduce radiation source term.

Chemical Cost Comparison of a Conventional Deaerator vs. a Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactor

Mixed bed ion exchange is often used to polish reverse osmosis (RO) permeate in many industrial water systems.

Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors are Widely Used in the Soft Drink and Brewing Industries

Gas control is an important concern in the beverage industry. Oxygen in the water can oxidise flavour components and shorten the shelf life of the product.

Semiconductor Plant Improves Water Quality by Using Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors

A semiconductor plant in Taiwan is using Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors to remove dissolved gas from their ultra pure water (UPW) system.

Degassing Boiler Feed Water in China with Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors

ShenLan Environment Inc., located in Shanghai, China, uses Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors in their boiler feed water treatment systems.

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Press Release

7th November 2013

Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors are compact, modular devices that utilize microporous hollow fiber membrane to remove dissolved O2 from injection water.

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25th January 2012

Membrana-Charlotte, a division of Celgard, has launched a new online store for membrane contactors which, initially, will feature products with small flow rates to accommodate customers that want the convenience of online ordering and do not require assistance designing large degassing systems.

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13th December 2011

Membrana-Charlotte, a division of Celgard, has entered into a limited exclusive agreement with Layne Christensen Company for Radon and VOC removal for municipal water applications in the continental United States.

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30th October 2011

Membrana-Charlotte has introduced a new 14in x 40in Liqui-Cel® membrane contactor to its product range

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30th October 2011

Membrana-Charlotte's new 8in x 40in and 8in x 80in Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors are both rated to 300 psi.

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10th March 2011

Liqui-Cel® membrane contactors have a long history of improving a variety of water treatment systems by adding and/or removing dissolved gasses in many industries. Typical industries include semiconductor, beverage, pharmaceutical, power generation, digital printing and many others. Liqui-Ce

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13th December 2010

Membrana-Charlotte, a leading membrane and degassing device manufacturer, has expanded its Liqui-Cel business unit's website with the launch of a dedicated French portal and a dedicated Russian portal. The portals can be found at www.liqui-cel.fr and www.liqui-cel.ru respectively. The new website

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5th August 2010

Membrana-Charlotte, a leading membrane and degassing device manufacturer, has expanded its Liqui-Cel® business unit's website. The new website has additional information as well as an updated visual appearance. Over the years Membrana has added many new gas transfer products to th

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14th July 2010

Membrana-Charlotte, a division of Celgard, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina is pleased to announce that it has finalised an agreement with Kansas-based Layne Christensen Company. The companies will work exclusively together to evaluate the use of Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors fo

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2nd March 2010

Membrana, a leading membrane and degassing device manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its ability to service various water treatment sectors that require the NSF Mark for drinking water components. Liqui-Cel® high-purity 10 x 28 Membrane Contactors and Liqui-Cel 14

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3M Industrial Business Group

Membranes Business Unit

13840 South Lakes Dr.

Charlotte

NC 28273

United States of America

+1 704 587 8888 +1 704 587 8610 Energy Recovery Using Cold Boiler Feed-Water www.liqui-cel.com Corrosion Control O2 Removal From Water Improve Water Quality UltraPure Water

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