WE HAVE MADE TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - first patent 1993
September 01, 1993, Germany

THE BIRTH OF THE CERAMIC FLAT SHEET MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Prof. Dr. Eng. Horst Chmiel, Technology Director of UPT in Saarbrücken invented and patented the ceramic flat sheet membrane design with active membrane layer on the membrane outside and multi filtered water channel at the inside. Among his team: Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - lab module 2002
July 14, 2002, Germany

FIRST CERAMIC FLAT SHEET MEMBRANE LAB MODULE 

Sylvie Verplancke (UPT) developed the first lab module for ceramic flat sheet membrane characterization. 

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - module 2004
2004 -2005, Germany

FIRST CERAMIC MODULE & RACK PROTOTYPES

Kay Gunther Gabriel (ItN) developed first prototypes of ceramic flat sheet membrane module and rack frame for small-size sewage applications. 

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Installation MBR St.Wendel 2005
March 21, 2005, Germany

WORLDWIDE FIRST SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

50 m³/d municipal MBR  plant with prototype module. Designed, built and started-up by Kay Gunther Gabriel (ItN).

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC -G-Module ItN 2006
May 08, 2006, Germany

FIRST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MODULE SERIES

Exchangeable single ceramic plate design with steel module housing. For small-sized applications. Two different plate distance options. First installation 2007. Co-invented by Kay Gunther Gabriel (ItN). Today, this design basis is used by several ceramic flat sheet membrane suppliers worldwide. 

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Thailand DEG 2004
February 02, 2007, Thailand

FIRST DRINKING WATER PROJECT FOR REMOVAL OF IRON, MANGANESE AND HEAVY METALS 

DEG development project in Thailand, managed by UPT Prof. Dr. Eng. Horst Chmiel. Among the team: Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek and Dr. Eng. Miriam Sartor.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - MCP mechanical cleaning process
February 17, 2007, Germany

MECHANICAL CLEANING PROCESS (MCP)

Combination of MBBR  carrier media and ceramic flat sheet membrane filtration for continuous removal of forming cake layer from the membrane surface during filtration process. Developed for applications in which the use of chemicals is not permitted or very high TSS concentrations can cause sludge clogging and dewatering. Co-invented by Kay Gunther Gabriel (ItN). 

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - ItN T-Module
August 04, 2009, Germany

FIRST ONE BLOCK MODULE SERIES

Several ceramic plates  potted into one module block with surrounding steel rack frame. Designed for large-size sewage and low flow drinking water applications. First installation 2010. Co-invented by Kay Gunther Gabriel (ItN).

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Cake Layer Filtration
September 07, 2011 / May 28, 2014, Saudi Arabia

ACTIVE CAKE LAYER FILTRATION PROCESS FOR  SELECTIVE REMOVAL OF DISSOLVED HEAVY METALS

Injection of HMO to form a cake layer on the ceramic flat sheet membrane surface for a selective removal of dissolved heavy metals, like radium, via adsorption. Co-invented by Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek (ItN) and Kay Gunther Gabriel.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Buraydah Main WTP 1 Qassim
March 21, 2013, Saudi Arabia

FIRST DRINKING WATER MEGA PROJECT 100,000 m³/d

Brackish groundwater pre-RO process. Removal of iron, manganese and heavy metals. Brownfield project. Project scope: Replacement of polymeric membranes, implementation of HMO process. Among the execution team Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek (ItN), Michael Louia (ItN) and Kay Gunther Gabriel. As of today, the plant is used by the Ministry for supplier benchmark tests. Four different module products have been piloted and two suppliers are already installed.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Module 6.0 S exploded
July 14, 2017, Germany

FIRST GFRP INJECTION MOLDED HIGH FLUX MODULE SERIES 

Exchangeable single ceramic plate design with module housing fully made of glass fiber reinforced NORYL resin. No surrounding rack frame. High flux design up to 1,500 LMH due to four very large filtered water channels, integrated in the module. Suitable for hot water filtration up to 99 °C. Four different plate distance options enable the use in any TSS concentrations without risk of clogging or sludge dewatering. Designed for large-size sewage and drinking water applications.  First installation 2017. Invented by Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek, Gabriele Terbahl and Kay Gunther Gabriel in collaboration with SABIC

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Skid pilot unit
April 18, 2018, Saudi Arabia

BREAKTHROUGH HIGH FLUX OF 1,000+ LMH 

Brackish groundwater pre-RO process. Benchmark performance test in Saudi Arabia has proven an up to 3 times higher flux rate in comparison to all previously used ceramic module designs. A flux rate above 1,000 LMH using vacuum-driven ceramic flat sheet membranes has never been reached before in this application. The demonstration plant operation has been managed by Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Seawater TEP removal Video
September 03, 2018, UAE

TEP REMOVAL PROCESS FOR SEAWATER APPLICATION 

New seawater RO pre-filtration process is able to remove more than 99 % of total TEP and up to 88 % of colloidal/dissolved fraction. TEP is classified to be the main reason for RO bio-fouling. The benchmark test has been managed by Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek and Wolfgang Krämer.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - Hot water filtration
November 5, 2018, Saudi Arabia

UNMATCHED HOT GROUNDWATER HIGH FLUX OF 1,500+ LMH

Filtration demonstration with hot brackish groundwater of up to 49 °C has achieved an unmatched high flux performance of more than 1,500 LMH. Hot water filtration up to 99 °C is only possible with the new developed module  of CERAFILTEC. The demonstration has been executed by Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek, Wolfgang Krämer and Mohammed Al-Sharman.

Ceramic flat sheet membrane - CERAFILTEC - German TV Dr Martin PCB
December 13, 2018, Germany

PROCESS FOR REMOVAL OF HIGHLY TOXIC PCBs FROM WATER

New process development for the removal of total PCBs up to 99 %; Invented by Dr. Eng. Martin Kaschek and Sylvie Verplancke.

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