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Described herein are fluid treatment devices for use in tangential flow filtration, comprising a housing unit and a composite material, wherein the composite material comprises: a support member comprising a plurality of pores extending through the support member; and a non-self-supporting macroporous cross-linked gel comprising macropores having an average size of 10 nm to 3000 nm, said macroporous gel being located in the pores of the support member. The invention also relates to a method of separating a substance from a fluid, comprising the step of placing the fluid in contact with an inventive device, thereby adsorbing or absorbing the substance to the composite material contained therein.


Dublin, Dec. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Membrane Technology for Liquid and Gas Separations" report to their offering. The combined U.S. market for membranes used in liquid and gas separations should reach $4.6 billion by 2021 from $3.4 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%, from 2016 to 2021. This report is primarily a study of the U.S. market, but due to the international presence of many industry participants, global activities are included where appropriate. Values are given in U.S. dollars, and revenue is counted at the manufacturer level. Forecasts are in constant U.S. dollars and growth rates are compounded. Five-year projections are provided for market activity and value. Industry structure, technological trends, pricing considerations, R&D, government regulations, company profiles and competitive technologies are included in the study. Only industrial-scale membrane products will be evaluated. No consumer products (i.e., point-of-use water systems) are included in the analysis. Key Topics Covered: 1: Introduction - Study Goal And Objectives - Reasons For Doing The Study - Intended Audience - Scope Of Report - Information Sources 2: Executive Summary 3: Industry Overview - History Of The Industry - Membrane Technology - Methods Of Filtration 4: Membrane Technology Types - Reverse Osmosis - Nanofiltration - Ultrafiltration - Microfiltration - Electrochemical Processes - Value Of The U.S. Market For Membrane Products Used In Liquid Separations By Membrane Type - Gas Separation - Pervaporation 5: Applications For Membrane Technology - Potable Water Production - Wastewater Treatment - Process-Water Treatment - Food And Beverage - Pharmaceuticals And Biotechnology - Other Industrial Liquid Separations - Industrial Gas Separations 6: Patent Survey - Patents By Application - Patents By Company 7: Industry Structure - Mergers And Acquisitions - Company Profiles - 3M Purification - Advantec MFS Inc. - Air Liquide - Air Products And Chemicals Inc. - Alfa Laval - Amfor Inc. - Applied Membranes Inc. - Applied Membrane Technology - Aquamarijn Microfiltration BV - Aquaporin A/S - Asahi Kasei - Astom Corp. - Atech Innovations Gmbh - Berghof Filtrations Und Anlagentechnik Gmbh - BWT Group - Cameron International - Cantel Medical - Clean Membranes Inc. - Compact Membrane Systems - Daicen Membrane Systems Ltd. - Donaldson Co. - DOW Chemical Co. - Econity - Eltron Research & Development - Entegris Inc. - Evonik Industries AG - Evoqua Water Technologies - General Electric - Gea Westfalia Separator Group GMBH - Genesis Fueltech Inc. - GKN Sinter Metals Filters GMBH - Graver Technologies - Honeywell International - HY9 Corp. - Hydration Technology Innovations - Hydrogenics Corp. - Hyflux Ltd. - Imbrium Systems Corp. - Imtex Membranes Corp. - INGE GMBH - Innovative Gas Systems (Igs) - ITM Power Plc - ITN Nanovation AG - Jiangsu Jiuwu Hi-Tech Co. Ltd. - Koch Membrane Systems - Kubota Corp. - Lanxess AG - Lg Water Solutions - Mantec Technical Ceramics Ltd. - Markel Corp. - Media And Process Technology - Meissner Filtration Products Inc. - Membrana-Charlotte - Mempore Corp. - Membrane Technology & Research Inc. - Membranes International - Memstar Technology Ltd. - Microdyn-Nadir Gmbh - Milliporesigma - Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. - Mmf Maxflow Membran Filtration Gmbh - Mtb Technologies - Nanoasis - Natrix Separations - New Logic International - NGK Insulators Ltd. - Nitto Denko Corp. - Novasep Process - Oasys - Pall Corp. - Parker Hannifin Corp. - PCA-Polymerchemie Altmeier Gmbh Und Pccell Gmbh - Pentair Inc. - Permionics - Pervatech BV - Pionetics Corp. - Polyan Gmbh - Polymem S.A. - Porifera Inc. - Porvair Plc - Praxair Inc. - Prime Water Bvba - PWN Technologies - QUA Group - Reb Research And Consulting - Saes Pure Gas - Sartorius - Separation Dynamics Inc. - Simpore - Sinomem Technology. Ltd. - Snowpure Llc - Specialty Silicone Products Inc. - Spectrum Laboratories - Spintek Systems - Suez Environnement - Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. - Sumitomo Electric Industries - Synder Filtration - Synkera Technologies Inc. - T3 Scientific Llc - TAMI Industries - Tianjin Motimo Membrane Technology Ltd. - Tokuyama Corp. - Toray Industries - Toyobo Co. Ltd. - Trisep Corp. - UBE Industries - Ultura GMBH - Veolia Water - Voltea - W.L. Gore & Associates - Xylem - Yuasa Membrane Systems Co. Ltd. For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s5fpvr/membrane


Patent
Natrix Separations | Date: 2014-03-07

Disclosed are composite materials and methods of using them for chromatography. The composite materials retain their performance characteristics, such as binding capacity, flux, or percent recovery, under caustic conditions (e.g., 1 M NaOH for 24 h). In certain embodiments, the composite materials or membranes comprise a support member, comprising a plurality of pores extending through the support member; and a cross-linked gel. Importantly, the cross-linker and the monomer do not contain backbone ester linkages. The composite materials may be used in the separation or purification of a biological molecule or biological ion.


Patent
Natrix Separations | Date: 2014-02-26

Described are composite materials and methods of using them for mixed-mode chromatography. In certain embodiments, the composite material comprises a support member, comprising a plurality of pores extending through the support member; and a multi-functional cross-linked gel. The multi-functional cross-linked gel possesses at least two of the following functions or characteristics: cationic, anionic, hydrophobic, hydrophilic, thiophilic, hydrogen bond donating, hydrogen bond accepting, pi-pi bond donating, pi-pi bond accepting, or metal chelating. The composite materials may be used in the separation or purification of a biological molecule or biological ion.


Patent
Natrix Separations | Date: 2011-06-27

The present invention discloses a membrane stack comprising a first and second membrane layers, and a spacer layer disposed between said first and second membrane layers, said membrane stack configured such that fluid passes through said membrane stack in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of said membrane layers and said spacer layer. The application also discloses a module comprising a membrane as described above, said module having a fluid flow path that is substantially perpendicular to the plane of the major surface of the membrane and spacer layers ins aid membrane stack.


Described are composite materials and methods of making and using them for the storage and delivery of unstable drugs or biologics. In certain embodiments, the composite material comprises a support member, comprising a plurality of pores extending through the support member; a macroporous cross-linked gel, comprising a plurality of macropores; a therapeutic agent; and a stabilizing agent.


Patent
Natrix Separations | Date: 2010-01-13

This invention relates to a composite material that comprises a support member that has a plurality of pores extending through the support member and, located in the pores of the support member, and filling the pores of the support member, a macroporous cross-linked gel. The invention also relates to a process for preparing the composite material described above, and to its use. The composite material is suitable, for example, for separation of substances, for example by filtration or adsorption, including chromatography, for use as a support in synthesis or for use as a support for cell growth.


Described are wrapped fluid treatment elements, comprising: a composite material; an interleaf; and an inner core; wherein the composite material and the interleaf form layers wrapped around the inner core. The composite material and interleaf may be wrapped in a spiral configuration around the inner core. The invention also relates to a method of separating a substance from a fluid, comprising the step of placing the fluid in contact with an inventive device or element, thereby adsorbing or absorbing the substance to the composite material contained therein.


Patent
Natrix Separations | Date: 2010-01-13

This invention relates to a composite material that comprises a support member that has a plurality of pores extending through the support member and, located in the pores of the support member, and filling the pores of the support member, a macroporous cross-linked gel. The invention also relates to a process for preparing the composite material described above, and to its use. The composite material is suitable, for example, for separation of substances, for example by filtration or adsorption, including chromatography, for use as a support in synthesis or for use as a support for cell growth.


Disclosed are composite materials and methods of making them. The composite materials comprise a support member and a cross-linked gel, wherein the cross-linked gel is a polymer synthesized by thiol-ene or thiol-yne polymerization and cross-linking. The cross-linked gel may be functionalized by a thiol-ene or thiol-yne grafting reaction, either simultaneously with the polymerization or as the second step in a two-step procedure. The composite materials are useful as chromatographic separation media.

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