Alfa Laval - LabStak M10

LabStak M10

The LabStak® M10 is the smallest and most compact of the Alfa Laval units for cross-flow membrane filtration. This versatile unit is an ideal tool for educational purposes and for research and development work. The Alfa Laval LabStak® M10 can be used with the complete range of Alfa Laval flat sheet membranes available for ultrafiltration and microfiltration.

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Handy and flexible

With a membrane area of only 336 cm² the Alfa Laval LabStak® M10 is the smallest unit in the range of  laboratory equipment offered by Alfa Laval. The design is simple, but the results obtained are comprehensive and reliable.

The Alfa Laval LabStak® M10 is an extremely reliable, yet easy to use, unit for process development and optimization, scaling-up as well as training purposes. The flexibility to install and test two membranes simultaneously makes it an efficient tool for initial membrane selection.

Alfa Laval LabUnit M10

Alfa Laval LabUnit M10_320x180pxThe Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 is a fully integrated system comprising an Alfa Laval LabStak® M10 unit complete with necessary pump, valve, heat exchanger and instrumentation.

Benefits

  • membrane area of only 336 cm²
  • easy exchange of membranes
  • transparent plate for observation of cross-flow
  • simultaneous test of two different membrane types
  • high operating temperature (80°C)
  • small test media volume (1-3 litres)
  • hold-up volume only 57 ml
  • flow pattern similar to that of larger modules
  • all components in compliance with FDA and ECC regulations, allowing use within food and pharmaceutical processing applications

Fonctionnement

Le flux d'alimentation/rétentat s'écoule à travers les canaux ouverts sur la surface de la membrane dans le module à plaques appelé module LabStakTM M10.

La membrane est supportée par des plaques creuses avec de nombreuses fentes qui permettent au perméat d'être collecté et retiré de l'unité via les tubes collecteurs de perméat.

Les modules à plaques utilisent la membrane elle-même, aidés par des bagues de verrouillage ou des bandes, pour sceller l'alimentation/le rétentat et empêcher tout mélange avec le perméat. Cela permet également d'éviter les fuites au niveau de la plaque elle-même.

LabUnit M10 flow diagram