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ABO Welcomes Membranology As New Silver-Level Member

Membranology brings advanced filtration technology and expertise to the global algae industry

The Algae Biomass Organization welcomes Membranology, a provider of advanced filtration technologies and expertise, as the group’s newest Silver-level corporate member.

Advanced filtration is a key process for many algae producers and product developers. Algae cells produced in bioreactors, open ponds, fermentation tanks or even in wastewater treatment facilities must often be physically separated from water into a concentrated form. The concentrated algae is then used for R&D applications, product development or other biomass processes. 

Membranology’s expertise extends far beyond just cell harvesting. Their extensive knowledge of filtration and process engineering has facilitated their development of novel processes for separation and concentration of valuable products obtained from algae. Optimized downstream processing of the algal products is key to economic recovery and clean-up of the water for reuse.

Membranology’s approach to separation process has been lauded by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), one of the world’s leading professional engineering groups, and has benefited both novices and experts when it comes to using membrane filtration technologies to yield high-value, pure algae from a variety of production methods.

“We are looking forward to playing a role in ABO’s efforts to advance the algae industry,” said Richard Phillips, Managing Director at Membranology. “We were impressed by the depth and size of the industry on display the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit, and particularly that ABO’s mission is so closely aligned with our own dedication to increasing innovation and reducing costs in the algae industry.”

Membranology’s exhibit booth at the 2019 Algae Biomass Summit

Membranology offers a variety of services to algae producers:

  • Fluid and Membrane Characterization, Membrane Selection
  • Process Design and Innovation
  • Membrane Autopsy
  • On-Site Pilot trials
  • Education and Training

Since Membranology is independent of any supplier, their engineers can always choose the optimum membrane for a given application, and offer state-of-the-art equipment for process stream and membrane characterization.

For a limited time Membranology is offering ABO members free consultations. Reach out them at for details.

A big welcome to Membranology!

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