The Czech SME is active in research and development of technological solutions for separation and purification of various liquid mixtures, solutions and gases.
The SME has developed an electro-deionization module for producing ultrapure water for energy, semiconductor and chemical industries. Electro-deionization, unlike classical mixed-bed ion-exchange technologies, produces a constant quality ultrapure water without using aggressive regeneration chemicals.
The module is encapsulated with six metal plates to provide tightness and mechanical stiffness. These plates are made of aluminium alloy AlSiMgTi according to the EN1706:1998 and are produced by sand casting with finished surface.
The SME is developing new generation of its electro-deionization module and is looking for an alternative material for side plates. The SME is interested in replacing the aluminium castings with a new material, which would guarantee keeping the quality of the product, namely stiffness and pressure.
At present there is no preference regarding the material while, for example, steel is considered to be too heavy for the desired application. Therefore, plastics, composites, 3D-printing or any other solution suggested will be seriously considered.
The partnership sought is a commercial agreement with technical assistance.