Membrane Dehydration System
Wintek designs and operates membrane-based dehydration systems in scenarios that require bulk water removal in lieu of high dryness levels. Membrane systems can be designed with as much as 30 wt% water in the feed stream and reach a product purity of <1wt%. Membrane systems can achieve very high product recovery, as high as 99.5%.
Membrane based systems utilize porous tubular membranes that pass only water through the membrane barrier in a process known as pervaporation. The solvent passes through the membrane vessel without interacting with the membrane at all.
Membrane based dehydration systems are less energy intensive than distillation or molecular sieves and are very easy to operate with minimal controls required. Additionally, Wintek’s expertise in coupling membrane dehydration units with process vacuum systems delivers the optimal membrane-dehydration system.