pharma

Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals

The production of biopharmaceuticals is highly regulated, with stringent sanitary and quality requirements for each stage of manufacturing.

Within the pharmaceutical industry, there are various filtration systems that are commonly used. The most common filter membrane types are reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration. Commonly used for the process of refining antibiotics and concentration of hormones within the pharmaceutical industry are the reverse osmosis filters.

During the pharmaceutical development process, filtration is important. Filtration is key in the following applications within the pharmaceutical industry:

  • - Fermentation
  • - Protein concentration
  • - Enzyme concentration
  • - Sterile filtration


Many chemical processing operations require the removal of water to achieve greater product recovery, reduce spent material disposal costs, and increase plant efficiency. Membranes are an extremely efficient means to accomplish filtration and separation and offer the additional benefits of reduced energy consumption and operating costs over traditional treatment methods. Chemical companies can use the Membranfiltration systems for front-end water treatment, often with reverse osmosis membranes, to ensure consistent water quality in their processes, as well as to recover and conserve water. Membranfiltration can be used to concentrate spent materials for disposal or recycling.

Applications in speciality chemicals:

  • - treatment and recovery of inorganic salts,
  • - recycling of solvents,
  • - recovery and recycling of lacquers and paints, cleaning agents or macromolecules
  • - oil water separation


Greentech has a number of membrane separation solutions for use in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. The filtration unit design is highly specific to the final application. We select the module which best suits your process.