The LabStak™ M10 module 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 module can be used with the complete range of Alfa Laval flat sheet membranes available for ultrafiltration and microfiltration.
Handy and flexible
With a membrane area of only 336 cm² the Alfa Laval LabStak™ M10 module 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 module 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
The Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 is a fully integrated system comprising an Alfa Laval LabStak™ M10 module complete with necessary pump, valve, heat exchanger and instrumentation.
- 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
How it works
Flow diagram of typical installation
A plate-and-frame unit is designed with open channels across the membrane surface. The feed stream/retentate flows through these.
The membrane itself is supported by hollow plates with numerous slots that allow the permeate to collect and be removed from the unit via the permeate collecting tubes.
Plate-and-frame units use the membrane itself, aided by lock rings or strips, to seal off the feed/retentate from mixing into the permeate channels. This also prevents any leaks from the plate stack itself.
Small-scale and pilot laboratory equipment
Alfa Laval offers a wide range of small-scale and pilot laboratory plants based on either plate-and-frame modules or full-fit spiral elements - or a combination of both.