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July 2013

Learn more about GKAT's process development by reading the latest technical bulletins online. An outline of the OSN technology and separation process NanoSolv™ are available to download by clicking the links.....

April 2013

In association with members of our FP7 consortium, a poster is submiited for review at the 9th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, hosted this year in The Hague from April 22nd to 25th....

March 2013

Findings from the collaborative 'Solver' project in the FP7 framework are presented at the 4th Annual International conference on Organic Solvent Nano-filtration in Aachen Germany....

February 2013

Pilot Plant trials on OSN have been completed with a number of production scale membranes. Results have validated previous trials with the highest market specifications achieved, combined with process data demonstrating reduced costs of energy, waste and labour of over 80%, and exponential capcity increase through modular scale up. Patent applications filed in both US and Europe.

August 2012

Escalated trials to spiral wound membranes on a bench top Unit are now completed and results continue to support the development of the new technology. Reducing metal impurities in Methanol to levels of below 1 part per billion (ppb) on a consistent basis represents the first industrial validation of the technology GKAT is developing. Next step is an industrial scale pilot trial to be completed in the coming months.

June 2012

A pilot plant designed specifically for the Solver project will be on display at the Achema Exhibition in Frankfurt (June 18th - 22nd) at the stand of Andreas Junghans in Hall 5.1 Stand E16. Trials on this pilot plant are due to commence immediately after Achema, and will utilise 4 inch spiral wound elements in various configurations, to replicate the previously successful trials carried out at bench level.

May 2012

Development work on flat sheet membranes has been completed in both European and Irish projects, with positive findings on various combinations of membranes for specific impurity retention/rejection in a number of different solvent streams. The next steps are escalation to commercial elements specially designed and developed to operate on laboratory scale volumes, but providing data on rejection, flow, pressure, temperature and flux that will be representative of a commercial scale installation.

June 2011

Within the FP7 project 'Solver' the GKAT solvent streams worked on are for the HPLC and the electrochemical market. The target is to remove/reduce organic and metallic impurities, respectively, to levels of below 1ppb.

May 2011

GKA Technologies and the School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering at University College Dublin engage in an Innovation Partnership Programme, which is part funded by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state development authority. The project will focus on addressing the ever increasing hazardous waste issues facing Irish Pharma/Chemical/Electronic Industries. With less than 5% of Ireland's solvent waste recycled, this issue is being highlighted as a major area of investment for the industries in the coming years.

December 2010

GKA Technologies engage in FP7 project with a consortium of companies from Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal and Ireland. The project is focussed on the development of new technologies for the refinement and recovery of solvents. The project is coordinated by VITO in Belgium.

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