Cellulose filter aid: ecological and economical
Our JELUCEL® cellulose is a filter aid that allows ecological and economical filtration. The cellulose is used in precoat filtration, in combination with mineral filter aids and as a pressing aid. As a precoat and body feed, our cellulose makes up for defects in the filter cloth and improves the filtration result. JELUCEL® optimises cake stability of mineral filter aids and prevents particles from bleeding through. When used as a pressing aid, the excellent drainage effect of the cellulose fibres manifests itself: sediments are effectively adsorbed during pressing. Our JELUCEL® filter aid is:
- disposed of cost-efficiently
- harmless to health
- pH-stable in the range pH 2 to 11
- approved for foodstuffs
Harmless to humans and nature
JELUCEL® is an organic cellulose that we produce from renewable resources. The cellulose powder is approved for foodstuffs, is non-carcinogenic and does not contain any ingredients that may lead to occupational health concerns. Our JELUCEL® cellulose powders are 100% biodegradable. Filter cakes containing organic powdered cellulose can be disposed of ecologically and trouble-free: they can be fed, composted or burnt.
Cost-efficient and economical filtration
Compared to mineral filter aids, the purchasing costs of JELUCEL® celluloses are usually higher. This fact, however, is more than compensated for by the positive properties of filter cellulose. It’s low wet cake density results in considerably less amounts of filter aid to be consumed than with mineral filter aids. In addition, product losses are reduced due to high permeability, and disposal of filter sludge does hardly incur any costs. Moreover, using cellulose substantially reduces plant maintenance costs. All in all, filtration with our JELUCEL® cellulose powders is much more economical than with conventional filter aids.
Safe and powerful filtration
Our organic cellulose is suitable for precoat filtration of liquids that require optimum clarity and are used as precoats and body feeds. The fibrous structure of the cellulose forms a permeable and well-reinforced filter cake that is able to safely and effectively adsorb sediment and very fine particles. JELUCEL® filter aid has the following qualities:
- high adsorption capacity
- long service life
- high permeability
Customisable to individual applications
We provide a broad range of different types of JELUCEL® cellulose powders. This ensures that the filtration process is customised to the unfiltrate and locally installed filtration systems in order to achieve the best possible filtration parameters. JELUCEL® filter aids are available in different fibre lengths and thus with customised permeability characteristics. JELUCEL® can be used as the sole filter aid and can be combined with traditional filter aids to improve filtration results.
The JELUCEL® filter aid is adapted to filter elements of all types. With a high flow rate and long service life, our cellulose powders guarantee optimum clarification results and an economic filtration process.
Used in precoat filters
JELUCEL® filter cellulose is suitable for all designs of precoat filters and is mainly used in connection with the following filter types:
- Pressure filtration
- Vacuum filtration
Common celluloses for filtration are JELUCEL® HM, a highly purified cellulose, and the technical cellulose JELUCEL® FM.
Cellulose powders in filtration
highly pure cellulose