Ceramic Membrane: Silica Carbide Flat Sheet Ceramic Membrane

High Flux Silica Carbide Filtration System

Membranes manufactured from pure Silica Carbide (SiC) on a flat sheet structure. This provides some unique advantages in water treatment:

  • High flux rate reduces footprint, energy & chemical consumption
  • Chemically inert provides high chemical resistance
  • Negatively charged surface reduces fouling of organics and oil
  • Extremely hard & durable makes it easy to clean
  • Simplified flow sheet no need for pre-sedimentation & pre-filtration


  • MF/UF filtration range
  • Asymetric structure and high porosity
  • Outside in filtration direction
  • Submerged vacuum driven flat sheet membrane



Silica Carbide membranes demonstrate an unprecedented high flux rate. This is mainly caused by the high surface porosity and the low contact angle to water. 

A membranes contact angle to water is an accurate measure of how hydrophilic a membrane is. The more hydrophilic the membrane surface the higher the operating flux rate. This results in:

  • 3-10x the flux compared to polymeric 
  • Unmatched low footprint 
  • Low pressure operation at high flow 
  • High recovery rates 
  • Applicable for high sludge concentration 


Silicon Carbide has complete chemical resistance. This provides a range of benefits in various applications:

  • Can operate in extreme environments
  • Durable & reliable operation
  • Fast and easy restoring of permeability
  • High resistance to wide a pH range, oxidants even ozone


Another critical feature of Silica Carbide is the hardnesss and durability of the membrane material, providing a long life and enables harsh mechanical cleanings. During a sludge de-watering event, sludge can get trapped between the flat sheet membranes. However, due to the durability of membranes, sludge can be effectively removed by means of a power washer.

Problems Solved

The Science Behind the Silica Carbide Flat Plate Membrane

Flat Plate Technology

High Flux
High Flux
High Durability and Low Footprint
High Flux at Low Pressure
High Flux at Low Pressure
High Recovery Rates and Chemical Resistant
Small footprint allows for any size flows
Stackable and Compact
Stackable and Compact
Mobile, Stackable and Minimal Footprint allowes these membranes to function at Maximum Capacity.