Sugar Processing

Permionics can offer membrane solutions for various applications in sugar industries such as juice clarification, color removal, juice concentration and brine recovery. Integrating our membranes can replace conventional chemical treatments and also the clarifiers that use heavy equipment that lead to high operating costs and associated environmental problems. Our membrane filtration promises superior quality juice with better clarity, much lower viscosity and noticeable color removal.

Color Removal

The sugar industry needs efficient methods in clarifying the raw sugarcane juice in order to improve the quality of the clarified juice and to reduce / eliminate the usage of chemicals (lime). The conventional liming-sulphitation process does not help to remove coloring impurities and thus lends a turbid, dark brown-yellow color to the juice. Our membrane process can help to remove these coloring impurities without any chemical usage thus providing clear and good quality of juice.

Membrane Solutions for Pharma

Permionics due to its wide range of membranes available in different make and cutoff is best suited for processing of pharmaceutical bulk drugs, APIs and inetermediates. We supply technologies to pharma for concentration, purification, separation of the compounds cost-effectively, enabling a high-product yield. Our highly specialized membranes can successfully replace centrifugation, extraction, distillation and chromatography wherever possible to provide the most economical solutions.

Impurities Removal from API

In some pharmaceutical processes where the traditional methods for purifying API’s using extraction & chromatography does not work, our membrane can help to purify the API based on the size differences in the API and the impurities. Integrating membranes for purifying API adds value as our membranes offer better savings compared to all other conventional purification technologies.

Solvent / Product Recovery

We provide membranes that are compatible with different hydrophilic and hydrophobic solvents to replace the conventional distillation – energy consuming process. Our membranes can concentrate the dilute product/ API and recover the solvents that can be recycled back thus improving the economics.

Membrane Solution for Biotech / Bioprocesses

Permionics supports different biotech applications with our wide range of membranes that helps to purify products, enhance yield, reduce cost and provide selective separations. Our efficient processes are widely used for different applications involving separations, concentrations or purification of various biobased products made by fermentation or biocatalysis process. Our membranes can be used for all types of biomolecules i.e. fine chemicals, amino acids, vitamins, antibiotics, polymers, polysaccharides, antibodies and enzymes

Fermentation Broth

Recovery of product from the fermentation broth is an important step after any fermentation processes that is done using bacterial, yeast or fungal cells. We provide cross flow MF membrane system that is used for clarification of the broth and subsequently to wash out the remaining product from the cells (called diafiltration) achieving complete recovery of the product.

Membrane Solutions for Herbals & Natural Products

Permionics can offer multiple membrane based solutions for processing of herbals, natural products, phytochemical extracts and products. Our membrane processes can help to reduce the cost of extraction, separation, concentration and purification by replacing the conventional methods and thus offering the most cost effective and best solutions for a purer and energy efficient product.

Concentration

The cases where the extracts from herbs or natural products are dilute we can provide our suitable membrane process that can concentrate the extract and reduce the volumes of extract by 70-80%. Our membrane processes can be directly used for concentration of extract or even after chromatographic and other purification methods to concentrate the purified herbal / natural product. We have membranes for concentration processes that can handle all types of process streams viz. aqueous, acidic and alkaline.

Applications in the Fish processing Industry

Fish processing in order to obtain different fish products and fish oil generates a huge amount of waste water stream every day and recovery of the water from this stream has been a major challenge for all the fish processing industries. Recently, Permionics have solved this problem and can offer membrane systems for the recovery of water after fish processing.

Stick Water Concentration

The processing of fish in the industries involves steps like cooking of fish, crushing and fish oil separation. The effluent generated after these processes is termed as “stick water” and it is composed of proteins, BOD and inorganic salts. Our membrane process has been successfully installed for recovery of water from this stream (stick water) and Permionics is the only membrane company to develop and commercialize this process.

Membrane Solutions for the Soya Industry

The most rapidly growing and commercially attractive area in soybean processing involves the production of protein concentrates and isolates, products containing from 70 to 95% protein. Permionics membrane processes can add value to the soya meals or flours by providing complete solutions for concentration and purification of soya proteins. Membrane separation processes consume less energy when compared to other concentrating techniques, such as freeze-drying, spray drying or evaporation. Another advantage is our membrane processes can operate at low, ambient, and high temperatures depending on the nature of the application and the solids to be concentrated.

Soya Protein Isolate

After the digesting of soya meal/flour, we have membrane processes that can concentrate as well as purify proteins by removing of the sugars and mineral. Integrating membrane will also reduce the spray drying load and offer a huge improvement in the economics.

Membrane Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry

The food industry is very dynamic, competitive and it is important to meet increasing consumer demands for high-quality, safe, and nutritious products while maintaining cost-effective operations. With decades of experience in meeting the special needs of food processors, we have developed a wealth of solutions proven to improve production, reduce costs, and increase process efficiency while improving yield and quality. We offer a full range of membranes and systems not only for removing contaminants, recovering materials, and purifying process streams within the plant, but also treating the outgoing effluent to meet environmental discharge standards.

Papain Enzyme Concentration

Papain enzyme which is extracted from papaya latex is a viscous liquid that oozes out of a raw papaya when it is slit. This enzyme is obtained in a dilute form, and finally used as a meat tenderizer and for various health and medicinal purposes. Our membrane systems have been successfully installed for concentration of papain enzyme. Along with concentration, unwanted salts and low molecular weight impurities are also removed making the final product much purer and fetching a higher price in the market. Since membranes remove water at room temperature, there is a saving of 80% of the energy cost over the conventional processes.

Membrane Solutions for the Dairy Industry

Our experience & expertise have enhanced dairy processes
Permionics through its more than three decades of experience can offer a wide range of proprietary spiral membranes i.e. UF, NF and RO with complete systems for multiple applications in the dairy industries viz. milk concentration, milk standardization whey concentration, production of whey isolates, and effluent recycling. Our innovative products are time-tested and have been shown to increase productivity while keeping dairy operations running smoothly and profitably.

Milk Concentration

The concentration of milk by Permionics Sanitory spiral wound membrane has shown potential in a number of dairy plant in India. HPA membrane systems supplied by Permionics easily removes 50% of water from Skimmed Milk & helps to enhance the potential and cost efficacy of the dairy industry.

Sulphur Recovery

In the Gas processing recovery of pure sulphur from the sulphur slurry is an important process. Permionics can supply membrane systems that can help in the recovery of sulphur from such slurry very effectively. Our membranes can concentrate the slurry and provide a clear permeate stream that can further produce 99% pure sulphur cake.

Produced Water Treatment

Water produced during oil and gas extraction operations constitutes the industry’s most important waste stream on the basis of volume. The oil and gas industry produces approximately 14 billion bbls of water annually and thus proper treatment of this water to remove oils, inorganic salts, suspended solids, microbes, COD, BOD and hardness is important. Permionics can offer a complete set of solutions for treating such water in order to obtain good quality water.

Water for Process & Utility

Permionics can supply membrane systems that can treat the water from different sources like bore well and river and improve its quality by making it more suitable for the processes in oil and gas industries. Depending on the characteristics of the feed water, we can provide suitable pretreatment and membranes to achieve the required specifications of water to be used for the processes.

Membrane Solutions for Edible Oil

Crude vegetable oils consist mainly of triglycerides or neutral oil with fat-soluble and suspended impurities. The nontriglyceride fraction contains variable quantities of impurities such as free fatty acid, phospholipids (gums), color pigments, metal complexes, sterols, waxes, carbohydrates, proteins, water, and dirt. Most of these impurities are detrimental to the quality of the finished product and thus the requirement of purification of crude has has gained more attention. Permionics can offer membrane processes which can help to remove these impurities providing a good quality of oil at much cheaper cost as compared to traditional methods.

Degumming

The removal of phospholipids (“degumming”) is the first step of crude vegetable oil refining process. Conventional methods uses water degumming where crude oil is treated with water, salt solutions, or dilute acid to remove phospholipids. This process changes phosphatides into hydrated gums, which are insoluble in oil and are separated from the oil by filtering, settling, or centrifugal action. In this procedure, a considerable loss of neutral oil occurs and a large amount of wastewater is produced, and the energy consumption is fairly large. To overcome this we can provide membrane processes for the degumming of crude oil/hexane mixture and this will offer better savings compared to all the traditional methods currently in use.

Membrane Solution for Textiles

The textile industry is a large consumer of water and continually strives to minimize pollution as regulation becomes stringent, particularly when dyeing cotton and cotton blend fabrics where a lot of salts and color dye pollutants are discharged into water. The conventional processes to remove these pollutants from wastewater are difficult and costly. Due to an increase of cost of fresh water, industries are looking at ways to decrease the water consumption by the reclamation of wastewater. For the solution of this Permionics has been supplying membrane based plants to the textile industry for several years for dye bath & wash water effluent treatment. Permionics has a very extensive experience of deploying membrane technology in the textile industry for brine, caustic, color and water reclamation from the effluent.

Brine Recovery

Permionics has developed membrane systems which have proved to be significant for energy and waste savings by employing membrane systems to reuse textile dye bath brines. HPA NF membrane technology offers a means to recover reusable brine while also providing for more efficient wastewater treatment. Permeate recovered from the HPA NF process contains salt and is suitable to reuse in the dye cycle.

Membranes Solutions for Capsule and Jelly

Gelatin is a water soluble high molecular weight protein (20 to 200 KDa) prepared by the thermal denaturation of collagen, isolated from animal skin and bones with very dilute acid/alkali or also even extracted from fish skins. Permionics can offer membranes and membrane solutions for concentration and de-ashing of gelatin extract and add value by making the process more economical compared to conventional technologies.

Gelatin Concentration

Gelatin broths after the extraction process have a typical solids content of 2 – 6 % (w/v). Our membrane can concentrate the gelatin to 10 – 18 % (w/v). Our membrane process will not only concentrate gelatin but also purify it by removing ash and undesired components from the extract. Integrating membranes prior to evaporator improves economics as the evaporator load can be reduced by 70-80% thus adding value to the process. The processes are very energy-efficient and we can provide compact, modular plant design with the completely automated operation.

Dye Concentration and Desalting

In the manufacturing processes of reactive and acid dyes, salt and low molecular weight complexes are present in the final product liquor. The salt, reduces the solubility and the complexes and intermediates interfere with the brightness of the dyed fabric, thus there is a need for salt-free dye. Our membrane processes can not only concentrate but also dealt the dye and provide the best and most economical solution to the problem.

Ultra Pure Dyes

Most of the applications require highly pure dyes i.e. free from slats as well all the lower molecular weight impurities. Our membrane processes have been very successful in removing these impurities as well as glaubers salt (Na2SO4,) to achieve high strength with high total solids. The higher concentration achieved saves energy as the concentrated liquor is then spray dried at lower energy levels.
Reactive and acid dyes constitute our major applications and we have supplied over 5000 msq of membrane area installed in the Industry for desalting and concentration of Dyes. Our membrane systems are also operating for Food colors concentration and desalting. Tartrazine-yellow and Sunset yellow are examples of food colors where our membrane systems are giving excellent performance with minimum (< 0.1%) dye loss and >95% desalting

Membrane Solutions for Biofuels Production

Production of biofuels from lignocelluloses biomass (LBM) would require mega scale plants and thus would require less energy intensive, high throughput continuous and scalable unit operations. Membrane filtration technologies such as microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) are therefore poised to provide cost effective solutions for separations, concentrations and recovery processes in the entire technology. Permionics have the expertise of integrating membrane in the different stages of bio fuels process viz. alkali pre-treatment, acid hydrolysis, enzymatic hydrolysis, sugar concentrations and water recovery. We provide membranes along with a complete system for Biofuels Technology with better recoveries/separations/concentrations compared to conventional technologies thus reducing the overall capital & operating expenses.

High Purity Water Generation & Distribution systems

The Aries 500,1000,2000 & higher capacity systems is the Permionics brand of Purified water generation HSRO systems to achieve USP grade water right up to Pyrogen Free water for WFI.
CSRO+ HSRO EDI followed by Ultrafiltration is a standardized treatment protocol for producing USP grade water for WFI grade water, using raw water as feed. If you have RO water already, then we offer the Aries HSRO system followed by EDI and optional Ultrafiltration system. The HSRO polishes the CSRO permeate to meet the Inlet TDS limits of the CEDI for efficient and High performance of the CEDI. The CEDI continuously provides USP Grade Purified water whilst withstanding hundreds of hot water sanitization cycles (85 Degree C).

Product Range

  • CSRO + HSRO + EDI + UF systems.
  • HSRO is Hot Water Sanitizable RO systems branded as Aries.
  • PW + WFI Water Distribution Systems.
  • System design as per USP norms
  • 18 Mega Ohm Water using Nuclear grade Non regeneratable Resins for Solar wafer and Semiconductor industry requirements.

Membrane Solutions for Pharma

Permionics due to its wide range of membranes available in different make and cutoff is best suited for processing of pharmaceutical bulk drugs, APIs and inetermediates. We supply technologies to pharma for concentration, purification, separation of the compounds cost-effectively, enabling a high-product yield. Our highly specialized membranes can successfully replace centrifugation, extraction, distillation and chromatography wherever possible to provide the most economical solutions.

Impurities Removal from API

In some pharmaceutical processes where the traditional methods for purifying API’s using extraction & chromatography does not work, our membrane can help to purify the API based on the size differences in the API and the impurities. Integrating membranes for purifying API adds value as our membranes offer better savings compared to all other conventional purification technologies.

Solvent / Product Recovery

We provide membranes that are compatible with different hydrophilic and hydrophobic solvents to replace the conventional distillation – energy consuming process. Our membranes can concentrate the dilute product/ API and recover the solvents that can be recycled back thus improving the economics.

Membrane Solution for Biotech / Bioprocesses

Permionics supports different biotech applications with our wide range of membranes that helps to purify products, enhance yield, reduce cost and provide selective separations. Our efficient processes are widely used for different applications involving separations, concentrations or purification of various biobased products made by fermentation or biocatalysis process. Our membranes can be used for all types of biomolecules i.e. fine chemicals, amino acids, vitamins, antibiotics, polymers, polysaccharides, antibodies and enzymes

Fermentation Broth

Recovery of product from the fermentation broth is an important step after any fermentation processes that is done using bacterial, yeast or fungal cells. We provide cross flow MF membrane system that is used for clarification of the broth and subsequently to wash out the remaining product from the cells (called diafiltration) achieving complete recovery of the product.

Membrane Solutions for Herbals & Natural Products

Permionics can offer multiple membrane based solutions for processing of herbals, natural products, phytochemical extracts and products. Our membrane processes can help to reduce the cost of extraction, separation, concentration and purification by replacing the conventional methods and thus offering the most cost effective and best solutions for a purer and energy efficient product.

Concentration

The cases where the extracts from herbs or natural products are dilute we can provide our suitable membrane process that can concentrate the extract and reduce the volumes of extract by 70-80%. Our membrane processes can be directly used for concentration of extract or even after chromatographic and other purification methods to concentrate the purified herbal / natural product. We have membranes for concentration processes that can handle all types of process streams viz. aqueous, acidic and alkaline.

Applications in the Fish processing Industry

Fish processing in order to obtain different fish products and fish oil generates a huge amount of waste water stream every day and recovery of the water from this stream has been a major challenge for all the fish processing industries. Recently, Permionics have solved this problem and can offer membrane systems for the recovery of water after fish processing.

Stick Water Concentration

The processing of fish in the industries involves steps like cooking of fish, crushing and fish oil separation. The effluent generated after these processes is termed as “stick water” and it is composed of proteins, BOD and inorganic salts. Our membrane process has been successfully installed for recovery of water from this stream (stick water) and Permionics is the only membrane company to develop and commercialize this process.

Membrane Solutions for the Soya Industry

The most rapidly growing and commercially attractive area in soybean processing involves the production of protein concentrates and isolates, products containing from 70 to 95% protein. Permionics membrane processes can add value to the soya meals or flours by providing complete solutions for concentration and purification of soya proteins. Membrane separation processes consume less energy when compared to other concentrating techniques, such as freeze-drying, spray drying or evaporation. Another advantage is our membrane processes can operate at low, ambient, and high temperatures depending on the nature of the application and the solids to be concentrated.

Soya Protein Isolate

After the digesting of soya meal/flour, we have membrane processes that can concentrate as well as purify proteins by removing of the sugars and mineral. Integrating membrane will also reduce the spray drying load and offer a huge improvement in the economics.

Membrane Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry

The food industry is very dynamic, competitive and it is important to meet increasing consumer demands for high-quality, safe, and nutritious products while maintaining cost-effective operations. With decades of experience in meeting the special needs of food processors, we have developed a wealth of solutions proven to improve production, reduce costs, and increase process efficiency while improving yield and quality. We offer a full range of membranes and systems not only for removing contaminants, recovering materials, and purifying process streams within the plant, but also treating the outgoing effluent to meet environmental discharge standards.

Papain Enzyme Concentration

Papain enzyme which is extracted from papaya latex is a viscous liquid that oozes out of a raw papaya when it is slit. This enzyme is obtained in a dilute form, and finally used as a meat tenderizer and for various health and medicinal purposes. Our membrane systems have been successfully installed for concentration of papain enzyme. Along with concentration, unwanted salts and low molecular weight impurities are also removed making the final product much purer and fetching a higher price in the market. Since membranes remove water at room temperature, there is a saving of 80% of the energy cost over the conventional processes.

Membrane Solutions for the Dairy Industry

Our experience & expertise have enhanced dairy processes
Permionics through its more than three decades of experience can offer a wide range of proprietary spiral membranes i.e. UF, NF and RO with complete systems for multiple applications in the dairy industries viz. milk concentration, milk standardization whey concentration, production of whey isolates, and effluent recycling. Our innovative products are time-tested and have been shown to increase productivity while keeping dairy operations running smoothly and profitably.

Milk Concentration

The concentration of milk by Permionics Sanitory spiral wound membrane has shown potential in a number of dairy plant in India. HPA membrane systems supplied by Permionics easily removes 50% of water from Skimmed Milk & helps to enhance the potential and cost efficacy of the dairy industry.

Membrane Solutions for Edible Oil

Crude vegetable oils consist mainly of triglycerides or neutral oil with fat-soluble and suspended impurities. The nontriglyceride fraction contains variable quantities of impurities such as free fatty acid, phospholipids (gums), color pigments, metal complexes, sterols, waxes, carbohydrates, proteins, water, and dirt. Most of these impurities are detrimental to the quality of the finished product and thus the requirement of purification of crude has has gained more attention. Permionics can offer membrane processes which can help to remove these impurities providing a good quality of oil at much cheaper cost as compared to traditional methods.

Degumming

The removal of phospholipids (“degumming”) is the first step of crude vegetable oil refining process. Conventional methods uses water degumming where crude oil is treated with water, salt solutions, or dilute acid to remove phospholipids. This process changes phosphatides into hydrated gums, which are insoluble in oil and are separated from the oil by filtering, settling, or centrifugal action. In this procedure, a considerable loss of neutral oil occurs and a large amount of wastewater is produced, and the energy consumption is fairly large. To overcome this we can provide membrane processes for the degumming of crude oil/hexane mixture and this will offer better savings compared to all the traditional methods currently in use.

Membrane Solution for Textiles

The textile industry is a large consumer of water and continually strives to minimize pollution as regulation becomes stringent, particularly when dyeing cotton and cotton blend fabrics where a lot of salts and color dye pollutants are discharged into water. The conventional processes to remove these pollutants from wastewater are difficult and costly. Due to an increase of cost of fresh water, industries are looking at ways to decrease the water consumption by the reclamation of wastewater. For the solution of this Permionics has been supplying membrane based plants to the textile industry for several years for dye bath & wash water effluent treatment. Permionics has a very extensive experience of deploying membrane technology in the textile industry for brine, caustic, color and water reclamation from the effluent.

Brine Recovery

Permionics has developed membrane systems which have proved to be significant for energy and waste savings by employing membrane systems to reuse textile dye bath brines. HPA NF membrane technology offers a means to recover reusable brine while also providing for more efficient wastewater treatment. Permeate recovered from the HPA NF process contains salt and is suitable to reuse in the dye cycle.

Membranes Solutions for Capsule and Jelly

Gelatin is a water soluble high molecular weight protein (20 to 200 KDa) prepared by the thermal denaturation of collagen, isolated from animal skin and bones with very dilute acid/alkali or also even extracted from fish skins. Permionics can offer membranes and membrane solutions for concentration and de-ashing of gelatin extract and add value by making the process more economical compared to conventional technologies.

Gelatin Concentration

Gelatin broths after the extraction process have a typical solids content of 2 – 6 % (w/v). Our membrane can concentrate the gelatin to 10 – 18 % (w/v). Our membrane process will not only concentrate gelatin but also purify it by removing ash and undesired components from the extract. Integrating membranes prior to evaporator improves economics as the evaporator load can be reduced by 70-80% thus adding value to the process. The processes are very energy-efficient and we can provide compact, modular plant design with the completely automated operation.

Dye Concentration and Desalting

In the manufacturing processes of reactive and acid dyes, salt and low molecular weight complexes are present in the final product liquor. The salt, reduces the solubility and the complexes and intermediates interfere with the brightness of the dyed fabric, thus there is a need for salt-free dye. Our membrane processes can not only concentrate but also dealt the dye and provide the best and most economical solution to the problem.

Ultra Pure Dyes

Most of the applications require highly pure dyes i.e. free from slats as well all the lower molecular weight impurities. Our membrane processes have been very successful in removing these impurities as well as glaubers salt (Na2SO4,) to achieve high strength with high total solids. The higher concentration achieved saves energy as the concentrated liquor is then spray dried at lower energy levels.
Reactive and acid dyes constitute our major applications and we have supplied over 5000 msq of membrane area installed in the Industry for desalting and concentration of Dyes. Our membrane systems are also operating for Food colors concentration and desalting. Tartrazine-yellow and Sunset yellow are examples of food colors where our membrane systems are giving excellent performance with minimum (< 0.1%) dye loss and >95% desalting

Sulphur Recovery

In the Gas processing recovery of pure sulphur from the sulphur slurry is an important process. Permionics can supply membrane systems that can help in the recovery of sulphur from such slurry very effectively. Our membranes can concentrate the slurry and provide a clear permeate stream that can further produce 99% pure sulphur cake.

Produced Water Treatment

Water produced during oil and gas extraction operations constitutes the industry’s most important waste stream on the basis of volume. The oil and gas industry produces approximately 14 billion bbls of water annually and thus proper treatment of this water to remove oils, inorganic salts, suspended solids, microbes, COD, BOD and hardness is important. Permionics can offer a complete set of solutions for treating such water in order to obtain good quality water.

Water for Process & Utility

Permionics can supply membrane systems that can treat the water from different sources like bore well and river and improve its quality by making it more suitable for the processes in oil and gas industries. Depending on the characteristics of the feed water, we can provide suitable pretreatment and membranes to achieve the required specifications of water to be used for the processes.

Membrane Solutions for Biofuels Production

Production of biofuels from lignocelluloses biomass (LBM) would require mega scale plants and thus would require less energy intensive, high throughput continuous and scalable unit operations. Membrane filtration technologies such as microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) are therefore poised to provide cost effective solutions for separations, concentrations and recovery processes in the entire technology. Permionics have the expertise of integrating membrane in the different stages of bio fuels process viz. alkali pre-treatment, acid hydrolysis, enzymatic hydrolysis, sugar concentrations and water recovery. We provide membranes along with a complete system for Biofuels Technology with better recoveries/separations/concentrations compared to conventional technologies thus reducing the overall capital & operating expenses.

High Purity Water Generation & Distribution systems

The Aries 500,1000,2000 & higher capacity systems is the Permionics brand of Purified water generation HSRO systems to achieve USP grade water right up to Pyrogen Free water for WFI.
CSRO+ HSRO EDI followed by Ultrafiltration is a standardized treatment protocol for producing USP grade water for WFI grade water, using raw water as feed. If you have RO water already, then we offer the Aries HSRO system followed by EDI and optional Ultrafiltration system. The HSRO polishes the CSRO permeate to meet the Inlet TDS limits of the CEDI for efficient and High performance of the CEDI. The CEDI continuously provides USP Grade Purified water whilst withstanding hundreds of hot water sanitization cycles (85 Degree C).

Product Range

  • CSRO + HSRO + EDI + UF systems.
  • HSRO is Hot Water Sanitizable RO systems branded as Aries.
  • PW + WFI Water Distribution Systems.
  • System design as per USP norms
  • 18 Mega Ohm Water using Nuclear grade Non regeneratable Resins for Solar wafer and Semiconductor industry requirements.