Chemical Applications

Acids and Alkalis

Amafilter®’s filtration solutions effectively separate and remove contaminated solid liquid and are ideal for use in chemical applications.

Acids and alkalis are aggressive chemicals and as such require specific filtration solutions and equipment to ensure an effective filtration process.

Due to the strong nature of these chemicals, it is essentials that the equipment and materials used in these processes can endure the attack of extremes of pH during the complete filtration cycle.

Amafilter® have extensive experience in providing filtration solutions that will ensure you are maximising your productivity, meeting your plants operational goals whilst ensuring you deliver a quality product in the safest possible way.

We recommend our Cricketfilter® system for acids and alkalis applications and our team of experts work closely with our customers to ensure the right product specifications are used to meet your specific process requirements.

Biodiesel

Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel that is renewable and biodegradable. It is a cleaner-burning, drop-in replacement to petroleum diesel fuel and can be used in vehicles and heating systems. Biodiesel is primarily produced from animal fats, edible oil, UCO (Used cooking oil) and non-edible crude vegetable oil. Amafilter® have designed biodiesel filtration processes that deliver optimal efficiencies to biodiesel plants around the world, working closely with customers to design processes that meet their specific applications.

Benefits of using amafilter® equipment for the filtration of biodiesel

Filtration technologies have a crucial role to play in the production of biodiesel and ensure the final product meets the required international standards. Contaminants and other impurities must be removed to deliver that perfect end product. Amafilter® have an extensive product range that can ensure an efficient, reliable and cost effective filtration process that will:

  • Reduce level of energy required to operate the plant
  • Reduce the number of maintenance interventions
  • Improve productivity efficiencies
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Deliver optimal product quality
  • Minimise blockages, hence reducing product wastage
  • Achieve high efficiency polishing filtration solutions by ensuring clean feedstock for the hydrotreater
  • Producing a high quality biodiesel end product free of contaminants and impurities

We recommend our Cricketfilter®, the Versis® vertical pressure leaf filter systems together with our Bag Filters and Jonell Systems® High Flow equipment to ensure the final product meets the required international standards.

Catalyst Recovery

Catalyst recovery systems are used to recover particles of catalyst, including platinum, palladium, rhodium, rhenium and rhodenium left over from the filtration of edible oils, used cooking oils (UCO) and recycled animal fats.

During filtration, catalyst deposits form on the outer surface of the filter element, resulting in an increase in pressure drop. Once the system senses the pressure drop, cleaning of the filter elements begins through drain valves and back purging mechanisms.

When the cleaning cycle is complete, the catalyst particles are collected and removed through a bottom drain valve, allowing the next filtration cycle to begin. And, depending on the system, nitrogen, compressed air, solvents, steam or gas may be used during the back purging process. Amafilter® offers filtration solutions to assist with catalyst recovery.  Find out more about our Cricketfilter® system which is ideally suited for this application and will assit delivering efficient extraction of impurities and unwanted substances from the filtration process.

Chemical intermediates

Amafilter®’s filtration systems effectively separate and remove contaminated solid liquid and are ideal for use in Food & Beverages, chemical and mining & mineral applications.

An efficient filtration process is essential to remove liquid contaminants as they cause a variety of issues including:

  • Damage to the foul contactor and filter leaves
  • System corrosion
  • Increase in the cost of wastewater treatment

The separation of liquid and liquid contaminants can be a complicated process, depending on the properties and specific viscosity, gravity and interfacial tension of the two liquids.

Large chemical plants, like fertiliser and hydrogen peroxide plants, require several chemical intermediate processing steps to remove common and uncommon contaminants from reaching the final product and affecting its quality. Amafilter® offers filtration solutions to assist with chemical intermediates.  We recommend our Cricketfilter® or the Versis® vertical pressure leaf filter system as both deliver efficient extraction of impurities and unwanted substances from the filtration process.

Oleochemicals

Oleochemicals derived from edible oils, used cooking oils (UCO) and recycled animal fats contain solids, soaps, glycerol and trace metals. The finished product requires the efficient removal of the unwanted substances through a combination of process knowledge and filtration solutions which include specific hardware and consumables.

Amafilter® offers filtration solutions to address solid liquid filtration, with specific expertise gained in the Oleochemical sector. We recommend our Cricketfilter®, the Versis® vertical and horizontal pressure leaf filter systems to deliver efficient extraction of impurities and unwanted substances for this process.

Resins

Amafilter®’s filtration solutions effectively separate and remove undissolved, used solids from liquid and are ideal for use in chemical applications.

There are two types of resins:  natural resins and synthetic resins. Natural resins derive from tree secretions and these can only be dissolved in organic solvents such as turpentine oil. 

In today’s industrial markets, synthetic resins are mainly being used. Synthetic resins are used as a reactive intermediate for the production of thermosetting plastics and are components in paints and adhesives. Synthetic resins can be modified by the addition of vegetable oil, animal oils or natural resins.

Producers of resins are continuously looking to increase operational efficiencies, improve product quality and deliver more competitive end product to the market.

Amafilter® have extensive experience in providing filtration solutions that will ensure you are maximising your productivity, meeting your plants operational goals whilst ensuring you deliver a quality product in the safest possible way.

We recommend our Cricketfilter® system for resin applications and work closely with customers to find the correct specification to meet their filtration processes and deliver efficient extraction of impurities and maximising yield in a safe, healthy and productive manner.

Services

We take our responsibility in partnering with our customers seriously and provide a range of services aimed at supporting our customers effectively and assisting them to resolve their filtration challenges.

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Find out more about how amafilter®, part of Filtration Group, can assist you solve your solid liquid filtration challenges and improve your processes.