Member introduction

If we want to make our planet healthy and sustainable we need to recycle more. Membranes are indispensable when it comes to recycling.  The aim of the Membrane Technology Laboratory is to develop energy efficient and environmentally friendly cleaning, recovery and separation processes for the pulp and paper industry, food industry, metal industry and other sectors.

This can be achieved through expertise and control of the separation phenomena, experimental research and mathematical modelling. Basic research into the understanding of the phenomena and the characterization of the membranes and the separation process are important areas of research for the laboratory.




The laboratory  have 15 membrane equipment and many characterization technologies.




Direct contacts

Mika Mänttäri



This member is

  • Expert

Member's key competencies

Industry served

  • Biomaterials/biorefinery
  • Food & beverage
  • Pulp & paper
  • Sidestreams / recycling
  • Water and wastewater


  • Application
  • Industry
  • R&D
  • Solutions
  • Technology

Products and services

  • Piloting services
  • Research services

Technologies and solutions

Separation technologies

  • Membranes/filters

Separation solutions

  • Contaminent/pollutant removal
  • Recovery and recycling of valuable compounds
  • Solvent/ionic liquid/eutectic solvent use/ recovery/reuse
  • Water and wastewater treatment and reuse

Member's place in the value chain

  • Components
  • Technology development
  • OEM
  • Technology provider
  • System integrator
  • Full plant delivery
  • EPC
  • Consumables
  • Service provider
  • Enduser/producer

Consortium partners

  • Build consortium
  • Co-ordinate the Writing process
  • Coordinator
  • Partner
  • Provide piloting site
  • Steering team participant
  • Writer

Member's resources and equipments

Equipment services

Solution characterization

  • TOC, COD                                                                    Conductivity, pH
  • UV-VIS (lignin, proteins, glucose)                         Turbidity
  • Monosaccharides (HPLC, GC-MS)                       Molar mass (MALS)
  • Wood extractives (GC) Hydroxyacids,                  carbohydrates (CE)
  • Salts (IC)                                                                    Inorganics, Metals (AAS, ICP)

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Equipment services

Fouling characterization

The following  characterization includes:

  • Surface charge (Streaming potential)
  • Hydrophilicity (contact angle)
  • Chemical structure (FTIR, Confocal-Raman, EDS, DSC)
  • Physical structure (Optical microscopy, SEM, CSLM, AFM)
  • Staining + optical microscopy
  • Extraction + GC analysis

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Equipment services

Membrane characterization

Membrane characterization equipment includes:

  • Surface charge (Streaming potential, membrane potential)
  • Hydrophilicity (contact angle)
  • Chemical structure (FTIR, Confocal-Raman, EDS, DSC)
  • Physical structure (AFM, SEM, CSLM, Porosimetry, DSC)

Equipment services

3-cell filter

Critical dimensions:

  • Filtration volume 20 L à
  • Maximum pressure 22 bar
  • Filtration area 3x 0.0046 m2

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Equipment services

High shear CR350/6-filter

Critical dimensions:

  • Filtration volume 100 L à several m3
  • Maximum pressure 8 bar, filtration area 1 m2

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Equipment services

DSS Labstak M20

DSS Labstak M20 critical dimensions:

  • Filtration volume 10 L à
  • Maxiumum pressure 50 bar
  • Filtration area 0.036 – 0.72 m2

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Equipment services

Amicon cells -Laboratory scale (Membranes)

Critical dimensions of the cells:

  • Filtration volume 0.1-0.3 L
  • Maximum pressure 6 bar

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Equipment services

Nanofiltration Semi industrial scale

Nanofiltration Semi industrial scale equipment is both available in projects or for rental
Critical dimensions:
-Capacity : 1000 Kg/h
-Nanofiltration membrane area: 20 000 m2

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