Filtration

Crystar® Filtration Technology (FT) uses high purity silicon carbide membranes and filters to provide advanced microfiltration solutions suitable for a wide range of applications. Separation processes and microfiltration requirements have changed over the years as a growing global population, an increased focus on sustainability and stricter regulations force industries to adopt more demanding and efficient filtration capabilities.

Crystar® Filtration Technology provides highly efficient microfiltration with high fluxes, low environmental footprint and excellent and consistent filtrate quality.

Applications

Wine Clarification

Wine Clarification

Crossflow microfiltration is a key step to ensure the sensorial properties and stability of wines, which are of utmost importance to the product value. The complexity of wine composition and its natural fluctuations require the use of robust membrane technologies, capable of withstanding a wide range of operation conditions, not only during filtration but also during cleaning operations. 

Beer Clarification

Beer Clarification

Beer clarification is a crucial yet difficult stage of the brewing process. It is used to reduce the turbidity in the finished product which is caused by organic compounds such as proteins and yeast. The challenge is to ensure a realiable and productive clarification process  whereas preserving the beer’s taste and consistency.

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Ceramic membranes for recreational water filtration can drastically reduce the environmental footprint of aquatic centers and improve the cleaning and disinfection processes of swimming pools, spas, and splash pads.

Drinking Water Production

Drinking Water Production

Drinking water microfiltration must be carried out to uncompromising degrees of security and consistency. Crystar® liquid filtration technology offers excellent levels of efficiency in terms of microorganism retention and particulate removal, combined with high mechanical robustness, high lifetime, unmatched filtration fluxes and superior water productivity.

Waste Waste Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Crystar® FT is poised to interrupt this cycle of consumption and pollution by providing a cost-effective solution for the filtration of challenging and aggressive industrial wastewaters as part of the water recycling process.

Coconut Water Clarification

Coconut Water Clarification

Coconut water clarification is a crucial part of the production process, due to the high turbidity and presence of microorganisms such as C. botulinum. Being able to reduce turbidity while removing micro-organisms plays an important role in the overall quality, safety and stability of the final product.

Air Filtration

Air Filtration

The unique Crystar® air filtration technology designed and developed by Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories, has arrived on the market. The ceramic filters are cleanable, can be used at very high temperatures and corrosive environments and  provide an excellent trade-off between retention efficiency and air permeability.

Related Filters Products

Filtration, Crossflow

Crossflow microfiltration membranes

Crystar® FT Crossflow Membrane Filtration Technology

Saint Gobain Crystar® FT’s proprietary crossflow technology uses multi-layered membranes of high purity recrystallized silicon carbide (R-SiC) supported by the most permeable carrier in the market, which is also made of porous R-SiC.

Filtration, deadend, ceramic membrane

Dead-End microfiltration membranes

Crystar® Dead-End Membrane Filtration Technology

Saint Gobain Crystar® FT’s proprietary dead-end technology uses multi-layered membranes of recrystallized silicon carbide (R-SiC) carried by a unique honeycomb monolith geometry, which is also made of porous R-SiC

Air Filters, filtration

Ceramic Air Filtration

Crystar® aFT Air Filtration Technology

The unique Crystar® air filtration technology designed and developed by Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories, has arrived on the market. The ceramic filters are cleanable and can provide an excellent trade-off between retention efficiency and air permeability.