Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Understanding sterile filtration

An article on filtration of interest, understanding sterile filtration.

The removal of microorganisms from fluids by passage through filters is a complex process, and careful attention must be paid to the selection and validation of the filters, according to Dr Tim Sandle:

"The removal of microorganisms from fluids by passage through filters is a very complex process and is dependent on interactions relating to the chemistry and surface characteristics of the membrane, the micro-organisms, and the suspending fluid. The selection of a membrane filter for a particular product or process is an important choice and one that requires an assessment of the filter, the chemical nature of the product and the physical demands that will be placed on the filter."

Read more at: Cleanroom Technology

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2012). Making the grade in filters, Cleanroom Technology, December 2012, pp19-20


For more details, see Cleanroom Technology or contact Tim Sandle for a copy

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