LabUnit M10

With a membrane area of only 336 cm² the Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 is the smallest and most compact of the cross-flow membrane filtration plants offered by Alfa Laval for ultrafiltration and microfiltration. It is a fully integrated system and a popular choice for educational purposes and research and development work

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Fully integrated system

The Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 is an extremely versatile, yet easy to use, unit for process development and optimization, scale-up as well as training purposes. The flexibility to install and test two different membranes simultaneously makes it an efficient tool for initial membrane selection.

The Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 can be used with the complete range of flat sheet membranes offered by Alfa Laval for ultrafiltration and microfiltration.

Alfa Laval LabStak® M10

Alfa Laval LabStak® M10_320x180pxThe Alfa Laval LabStak® M10 unit installed in the Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 is also available as a separate test unit for the same applications as the Alfa Laval LabUnit M10, and with the same distinct properties.


  • fully integrated yet flexible system comprising an Alfa Laval LabStak® M10 complete with necessary pump, pipework, valves, heat exchanger and instrumentation
  • easy exchange of membranes
  • transparent plate for observation of cross-flow
  • simultaneous test of two different membrane types
  • high operating temperature (80°C)
  • small test media volume
  • flow pattern similar to that of larger modules
  • all components in compliance with FDA and EEC regulations, allowing use within food and pharmaceutical processing applications

Cómo funciona

La corriente de alimentación/retenido fluye a través de los canales abiertos a través de la superficie de la membrana en la unidad de placa y marco llamada módulo LabStakTM M10.

La membrana está soportada por placas huecas con numerosas ranuras que permiten que el permeado sea recogido y retirado de la unidad a través de los tubos colectores de permeado.

Las unidades de placa y marco usan la membrana en sí, ayudada por anillos o tiras de bloqueo, para sellar la alimentación/retenido y evitar cualquier mezcla con el permeado. Esto también evita fugas de la placa.

LabUnit M10 flow diagram