Technical Fabrics Increase Efficiency, Promote Durability and Facilitate Energy Savings of Filtration Processes
Filtration is of utmost importance due to its ability to reduce contaminants in the effluent stream, air or water. Filtration technologies are primarily classified based on adsorption, absorption and membrane filtration. Technical fabrics are usually filter- and screen-based fabrics made using varied materials, which include natural fibers like cotton and wool, synthetic fibers like polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, glass and ceramic fibers. The use of technical fabric is gaining relevance in filtration processes across industrial, transportation and residential applications. They are predominantly incorporated into membrane filtration processes with non-woven fabrics widely adopted to increase the efficiency of the filtration processes. Membranes incorporated with the fabrics are more effective due to its complex 3D structure. While a wide range of materials/fibers are used for developing the fabrics, synthetic polymer-based fibers made using materials like polyethylene, polyamide, polypropylene are dominant.
This research service titled “Technical Fabrics in Filtration - Opportunity Assessment“ discusses the recent developments in technical fabrics focused on filtration technologies. It also assess the role of technical fabrics in each filtration technology and the emerging opportunities for the same in filtration industry. The research also provides a deep dive analysis of potential use of technical fabrics in key filtration technologies.
In brief, the research study captures the following:
- Overview of various filtration technologies and the role of technical fabrics in the same.
- Assessment of key innovations, research focus areas and technology developments.
- Key factors that influence the adoption of technical fabrics in filtration technologies.
- Noteworthy developments related to technical fabrics for various filtration technologies.
- Mapping of use of technical fabrics to filtration to end-use industries.
- Emerging opportunities for technology developers of technical fabrics in filtration
Table of Contents
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Key Findings
1.4 Some of the Major Challenges Faced by Membrane Filtration Addressed by Technical Fabrics
2.2 Adsorption, Absorption and Membrane Filtration are Key Types Of Filtration Technologies
2.3 Adsorption Provides Larger Surface Area for Removal of Micro Pollutants
2.4 Absorption Aims to Capture Pollutants in its Entire Volume
2.5 Membrane-based Filtration Technologies Works Without the Use Of Additional Chemicals to Eliminate Contaminants
3.2 Characteristics Such as Durability, Low Moisture Absorption And Thickness Control Increases the Use of Technical Fabrics
3.3 Non-wovens are Foremost Amongst Technical Fabrics Used For Filtration Processes
3.4 Non-woven Synthetic Fabrics are Preferred Across Applications With Glass Fibers Gaining Prominence esp. in Particle Filtration
3.5 Technical Fabrics Based R&D Efforts Focused on Providing Value Added Benefits
3.6 Innovations Focused on Increasing Application Potential of Technical Fabrics
3.7 Varied Materials and Processes Used to Develop Technical Fabrics that Meet Industry Requirements
4.2 Low Operational Pressure and Cost Efficiency are Key Benefits for Using Technical Fabrics In Microfiltration
4.3 Microfiltration Filter Fabrics With Improved Filter Efficiency and Chemical Resistance Being Developed
4.4 Microfiltration Filter Fabrics, Which Lowers Operating Costs and Impart Energy Savings are Also of Focus
5.2 Low Operational Pressure and Low Energy Consumption are Key Benefits for Using Technical Fabrics in Ultrafiltration
5.3 Ultrafiltration Filter Fabrics to Efficiently Separate Proteins and Operate at Low Pressures Being Developed
5.4 Ultrafiltration Filter Fabrics That Enable High Quality Permeation and Efficiently Removes Microbes are Also of Focus
6.2 Chemical Resistance and Cost Efficiency are Key Benefits of Technical Fabrics in Nanofiltration
6.3 Nanofiltration Filter Fabrics Enable Selective Separation of Organics From Influent Stream are Being Developed
6.4 Filter Fabrics Which Enable Performance at Very High Temperatures are Being Developed
7.2 Process Efficiency and Chemical Resistance are the Key Benefits Offered by Technical Fabrics in Reverse Osmosis
7.3 Filter Fabrics Which Enable Have High Rejection Capability of Unnecessary Salts for Desalination Are Being Developed
7.4 Fabrics That Reduces the Generation of Brine and Also Reduces the Average Energy Consumption are Also of Interest
8.2 Anti-Fouling Properties and Low Pressure Applicability are the Main Benefits Offered by Technical Fabrics in Forward Osmosis
8.3 Filter Fabrics Enabling Anti-fouling Properties are Being Developed
8.4 Fabrics With Higher Rejection Rate are Also Part of Developmental Efforts
9.2 Dust Removal Efficiency and High Permeability are Key Advantages That Technical Fabrics Offer in Particle Filtration
9.3 Fabrics With High Corrosion Resistance are Being Developed
9.4 Fabrics Facilitating Separation Of Oil Contaminants in Automotive Industry is Also of Focus
10.2 Forward Integration into Filtration Module Development by Fabric Developers is Gaining Traction
10.3 Use of Technical Fabrics for Various Applications Poised to Increase Efficiency of Filtration Processes