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Ceramic foam filter: Introduction, Manufacturing and Applications

May. 31, 2024

Ceramic foam filters have emerged as indispensable materials in filtration, separation, and purification applications, garnering increasing attention due to their exceptional performance and extensive usage.


This article explores the manufacturing process, performance domains, comparative advantages, utilization, maintenance, and future trends of ceramic foam filter plates.




A ceramic foam filter is a three-dimensional porous ceramic material characterized by high air permeability, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, and mechanical strength. Primarily utilized in liquid-solid and gas-solid separation processes, it finds applications in various industries including water treatment, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, and more.


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Manufacturing Process


The manufacturing process of foam ceramic filter plates involves several key steps:


1. Preparation of Ceramic Slurry: Ceramic raw materials are mixed in specific proportions, and dispersants, binders, and other additives are added to create ceramic slurry.


2. Preparation of Foam Ceramics: The ceramic slurry is injected into foam plastic or metal molds, dried, and hardened to form foam ceramics.


3. Sintering: The hardened foam ceramics undergo sintering at high temperatures to achieve stable physical and chemical properties.


4. Surface Treatment: Sintered foam ceramics undergo surface treatment such as cleaning and polishing to eliminate surface impurities and defects.


During the manufacturing process, attention should be paid to:


1. Control of Ceramic Slurry: Precise control of the formula and preparation process of ceramic slurry directly influences the structure and performance of foam ceramic plates.


2. Uniformity of Slurry Injection: Ensuring uniformity and consistency during the production process prevents defects like blind holes and cracks in foam ceramics.


3. Sintering Parameters: Proper control of temperature and time during sintering is crucial for achieving desired performance in foam ceramic filter plates.


4. Surface Treatment: Surface treatment plays a vital role in enhancing the service life and performance of foam ceramic filter plates.


Performance Characteristics


Foam ceramic filter plates offer the following performance features and advantages:


1. High Air Permeability: Foam ceramic filter plates exhibit excellent air permeability, ensuring smooth passage of gas and liquid.


2. High Corrosion Resistance: These plates demonstrate good corrosion resistance, capable of withstanding erosion from various chemical substances.


3. High Heat Resistance: With high mechanical strength, foam ceramic filter plates can endure considerable pressure and impact.


4. Easy Replacement and Cleaning: These plates are easy to replace and clean, enhancing usage efficiency and reducing maintenance costs.


Application Fields


Ceramic foam filters find applications in various fields:


1. Water Treatment

2. Chemical Industry

3. Environmental Protection

4. Metallurgical Field: Primarily for slag removal, impurity removal, and solid-liquid separation of metal liquids (the main focus of discussion).

5. Pharmaceutical Sector


Use and Maintenance


When using ceramic foam filters, attention should be paid to the following:


- Pre-Installation Inspection: Carefully inspect the filter plate for defects such as cracks or holes before installation. Ensure the installation is secure and the seal is tight. Replace any faulty filter plates promptly.

- Preheating: Preheat the filter plate within a reasonable range before use to extend its service life. Failure to do so may reduce the filter plate's longevity.

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