Patent Number: 7,611,627

Title: Membrane module as well as a method for making a membrane module

Abstract: The membrane module according to the invention is characterized in that it has concrete flanges. This membrane module is made by first sealing a bundle of ceramic fiber membranes at one end using a viscous sealant and then pressing it into a fluid mass of concrete in a mould. After the mass of concrete has hardened the process is repeated with the other end of the bundle. Finally the ends of the fiber membranes are opened by sawing off a slice of the flanges.

Inventors: Terpstra; Rinse Alle (NL-5663 JR, Geldrop, NL), Dirrix; Ruud Wilhelmus Johannes (NL-5614 HB, Geldrop, NL), Everstein; Sander Johannes (NL-2402 DR, Alphen aan den Rijn, NL)

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International Classification: B01D 63/00 (20060101); B01D 39/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017