Filtration Medium Property Comparison

Filtration Medium

Sample Application

Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic

Mixed Cellulose Esters (MCE)

  1. 1) Gas particulate and bacteria filtration
  2. 2) Oil particulate and bacteria filtration
  3. 3) Alcohol particulate and bacteria filtration
  4. 4) Other solvent particulate and bacteria filtration

Hydrophilic

Cellulose Acetate (CA)

  1. 1) Aqueous protein solutions as low protein binding
  2. 2) Groundwater filtration as Nitrate-free

Hydrophilic

Nylon

  1. 1) Electric semiconductor industrial water filtration
  2. 2) Chemicals filtration
  3. 3) Beverage filtration

Hydrophilic

Polyether sulfone (PES)

  1. 1) Sterile filtering protein solution
  2. 2) Tissue culture media filtration
  3. 3) Tissue culture additive filtration

Hydrophilic

Polyvinyldine fluoride (PVDF)

  1. 1) Gas filtration
  2. 2) Vapor filtration
  3. 3) High-temperature filtration
  4. 4) Food industry
  5. 5) Medicine filtration

Hydrophobic

Polytetrafluoroethylene 
(PTFE-B)

  1. 1) Organic solvent with strong chemical causticity filtration
  2. 2) Strong acid solvent filtration
  3. 3) Alkali solvent filtration

Hydrophobic

Polytetrafluoroethylene 
(PTFE-L)

  1. 1) Inorganic solvent with strong chemical causticity filtration
  2. 2) Mixed solvent filtration in HPLC (Acetonitrile/Water)
  3. 3) Alkali solvent filtration

Hydrophilic

Polypropylene (PP)

  1. 1) Aqueous and organic solvent filtration
  2. 2) Chromatography sensitive applications
  3. 3) Biotechnological Applications

Hydrophobic

Glass Fiber

  1. 1) Pre-filtration of viscous serums and tissue media
  2. 2) Organic solvents and acids
  3. 3) Cell media seperation

Hydrophilic