Innovation in Diaphragm Cell Chlor/Alkali Technology: PMX® Asbestos-free separator
PMX® asbestous free separator is a polymer-based material technology that qualifies as the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for diaphragm cells (Industrial Emission Directive 2010/75/EU – Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control – JOINT RESEACH CENTER – 2014).
PMX® is a unique solution that combines the durability of fluorinated polymers and ceramics coupled with a depositing technique to create the optimum separator for diaphragm cells in the Chlor / Alkali industry. This diaphragm material is far superior than asbestos: non-carcinogenic, resistant to most chemicals, washable, with more durable mechanical properties and improved ohmic resistance.
Diaphragm structure can be customized and fine-tuned according to final users’ process needs: the separator is suitable for a variety of brine and operating conditions (up to very low CD <<1kA/m2 and very large size cells).
The dimensions of PMX® fibers are orders of magnitude larger than the dangerous carcinogenic limits, therefore harmless to human health.