3M Industrial Business Group - Membranes Business Unit
3M is a market-leading producer of microporous membranes and membrane devices used in healthcare and industrial degassing applications. The Industrial & Specialty Filtration Group manufactures Liqui-Flux ultrafiltration and microfiltration modules, as well as Liqui-Cel membrane contactors, which are used to add or remove gases to or from liquids in many industries, including O2 removal, CO2 removal, boiler feedwater/corrosion control, N2 removal, carbonation and many more. They have small footprints and low operating costs, and they can help reduce chemical consumption.

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13840 South Lakes Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States
Phone: 704.587.8888

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As an alternative to conventional treatment steps such as flocculation, sedimentation and multimedia filtration, Liqui-Flux ultrafiltration modules help remove turbidity, suspended solids and pathogens such as bacteria and protozoae from a raw water stream. Even if the inlet water quality is inconsistent, they can help produce a very high-quality outlet. more
  • As an alternative to conventional treatment steps such as flocculation, sedimentation and multimedia filtration, Liqui-Flux ultrafiltration modules help remove turbidity, suspended solids and pathogens such as bacteria and protozoae from a raw water stream. Even if the inlet water quality is inconsistent, they can help produce a very high-quality outlet. more
  • The 8x20 SS provides simultaneous O2 and CO2 removal, which benefits any process where oxygen can negatively impact the end product. Liqui-Cel systems are closed systems that do not introduce environmental contaminants into the water like an old Forced Draft Deaerator used to do. They also replace the need to use chemical injection. more
  • Liqui-Cel membrane contactors have been used for more than 20 years to remove gases from liquids. It can achieve O2 removal to 1 ppb and CO2 removal to 1 ppm with minimal to no chemical usage. In the power industry, the removal of dissolved gases from feed water can help protect boilers and piping from corrosion. Liqui-Cel contactors maximize contact area and fluid dynamics for the highest... more
  • Many plants are now using Liqui-Cel contactors for the deoxygenation of their boiler makeup and feed water. Boiler feed water deaeration extends boiler and piping life by preventing corrosion of critical parts. Feed water to heat storage and recovery generators (HRSG) is another area where deoxygenation of the feed water at startup can prevent costly maintenance and reduce the risk of failure due... more

UF System Provides Pretreatment

Ultrafiltration (UF) is commonly used as a pretreatment to reverse osmosis (RO) to ensure consistent and efficient operation. As Shandong Hongxin Chemicals Co. Ltd in... more

Treatment of Industrial Wastewater for Reuse in Turkey

In 2006, Arbiogaz from Istanbul, Turkeym received the order to upgrade an existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The system consisted of a two-stage membrane system... more

Integration of Ultrafiltration & Gas Transfer Membrane Technologies

In 2013, Shanghai International Tourism Resort (Disney) realized that it needed to improve the quality of its makeup to the cooling water circulation system to... more

Dissolved Gas Control

Central district heating systems have gained attention in recent years because they can be more efficient than localized boiler units. The efficiency of district heating... more

Remove Carbon Dioxide, Save Money

Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) of Lincoln, Neb., recently commissioned a membrane decarbonation system using Liqui-Cel 14-by-28 membrane contactors to remove CO2 prior... more

Chinese Chemical Plant Optimizes Water Treatment By Replacing Double-Pass RO With a Single-Pass RO and Liqui-Cel Contactor System

Electrodeionization (EDI) is widely used in many industrial water treatment systems throughout the world. In order to maximize the operating stability and life... more

Chemical Cost Comparison of a Conventional Deaerator Vs. a Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactor System

Mixed bed ion exchange is often used to polish reverse osmosis permeate in many industrial water systems. This process has been utilized for several years, and it is... more

Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactor Degassing System Installed to Increase Well Pumping Efficiency in Rockland County, N.Y.

Liqui-Cel membrane contactors have a long history of improving a variety of water treatment systems by adding and/or removing dissolved gasses in many industries.... more

Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors Can Help Meet Pure Steam Requirements in Pharmaceutical Industry

Pure steam is used in sterilization chambers as a common method to sterilize pharmaceutical products, such as equipment parts, instruments, containers and materials for... more

Power Plant in Thailand Uses Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors to Remove CO2 from Water

A major power plant in Thailand is using Liqui-Cel membrane contactors to remove carbon dioxide from a DI water system. The system is an expansion project and will be... more

Membrane Technologies Installed at Shanghai Disneyland

In 2013, Shanghai International Tourism Resort (Disney) realized that they needed to improve the quality of their make-up to the cooling water circulation system to... more

Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors Installed in Japan

3M recently installed Liqui-Cel 10 x 28-in. membrane contactors at a semiconductor plant in Japan to deoxygenate process water. The degassing system is designed to... more

3M Doubles Number of Products Available in Online Store

3M has expanded the Liqui-Cel online membrane contactor store that was launched in January 2012 at the request of customers wanting to purchase a greater variety of... more

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