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3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors for the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • The pharmaceutical industry requires high water quality without contamination. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors offer an ideal solution for reliable and efficient gas control with low extractables.*

    Unlike conventional Forced Draft Deaerators or chemical alternatives, 3M Liqui-Cel deaerators are closed systems that may help reduce the risk of introducing environmental contaminants, and they do not require chemicals to operate.

    Additionally, EDI and CDI technology have become commonplace for ion exchange in the pharmaceutical industry. These technologies operate more efficiently if the dissolved CO₂ is first removed from the water. High CO₂ level in the water could reduce the efficiency of the EDI units, requiring the installation of more EDI stacks than necessary.

    3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors are compact and reliable devices that are able to reduce CO₂ levels down <1 ppm. For more than a decade, these membrane contactors have been used in pharmaceutical manufacturing process steps to keep dissolved gases in process water in check.

    *3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors may be used to create the purified water that is processed by either distillation or some other equivalent process to create WFI. 3M Membrane Contactors should not be used during the production of the WFI after the distillation or other equivalent process.

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ SS Membrane Contactors Product Family Photo
    Dissolved Gas Control – Featured Products for the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Various capacity options to meet process flow and performance requirements
    • Stainless steel housing options for hot sanitization
    • Compact design that operates in-line
    • Low extractables and chemical-free operation
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    3M Liqui-Cel EXF Series 10x28 Membrane Contactor Technology Overview Video

Resources for Dissolved Gas Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Data Sheets
Product Drawings

2x6 Product Drawings


2.5x8 Product Drawings


4x13 Product Drawings


4x28 Product Drawings


6x28 Product Drawings


8x20 Product Drawings


10x28 Product Drawings


14x28 Product Drawings

Generic System P&IDs
Operating and Technical Guides
Publications and Case Studies

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North Shore
Auckland 0632
Phone: 0800 808 182

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