Microfiltration (MF) generally refers to the application of membranes with pore size range between 0.05 – 2 um and allows for the fractionation and clarification of larger compounds.

The MMS Microfiltration unit design is highly specific to the final application. Several MF module types are possible, such as ceramic, hollow fibre and spiral wound elements.

The correct choice of module is a function of numerous factors such as, viscosity, pH, operating temperature, feed volume to treat, fractionation requirements, etc. MMS do not favour a specific module type or supplier, through our screening process we select the module which best suits your process.

Some typical MF applications are:

Sterilisation and Biological Stabilisation

  • Biopharmaceutical products
  • Skim milk
  • Whey
  • Wine
  • Fruit juices
  • Water


  • Gelatine
  • Fermentation broth
  • Cell homogenate
  • Fruit juices
  • Vinegar
  • Vodka
  • Wine

Concentration and Enrichment

  • Milk fat
  • Casein
  • Cell suspension
  • Macropolymers, etc.