Ammonia filtration key to efficient antibiotics production

Published: 30-Aug-2018

The manufacturer of microfiltration filters has installed a combination SupaPore FPW / SupaPore VPBA filtration system at an antibiotics manufacturer’s fermentation plant

To reduce production downtime Amazon Filters has installed a combination SupaPore FPW / SupaPore VPBA filtration system at a leading antibiotics manufacturer’s fermentation plant enabling them to make significant cost savings.

This membrane filter is specifically designed to meet the demands of pharmaceutical producers requiring efficient and reliable microbiological sterilisation and bioburden control, essential factors in antibiotic production.

Efficient antibiotic production requires high quality ammonia to adjust the pH of the fermentation process. However, the antibiotics manufacturer was receiving batches of ammonia of varying quality, which required sterile filtering before use.

Despite this precaution, the manufacturer was having to replace blocked final membrane filters on a daily basis resulting in unacceptable levels of production downtime and high costs of replacement filters.

After studying the production process, Amazon Filters recommended using a SupaPore FPW pre-filter to protect the final membrane filter, the SupaPore VPBA, replacing the customer’s existing final filter with a micron rating of 0.2 um.

Upon installation of the new filters, the customer saw immediate benefits. They are experiencing up to 300% longer life of the final membrane filter.

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