October 8th was the day, the first BMG event of the year. With almost 60 participants there seems to be an large interest into the industrial membrane development in Flanders!
First we were welcomed at Blue Foot Membranes with coffee, after which we had to split-up the group into two smaller groups in order to properly organize all company visits. One group first visited Blue Foot Membranes, the other group started at Prime Water. Peter Aerts from Blue Foot Membranes enlightened the audience on what IPC membranes are and how they are made, after which he gave the floor to their partner, Pantarein Water. Riet Cornelissen told us more about the successful application of the IPC modules in the Martens brewery and the difference with other modules. At Prime Water, Stefan Stein guided us through the production process and the applications of their hollow fiber membranes.
After these two visits we moved to VITO in Mol. We received an introduction about who VITO is and their membrane related activities (applications and pilots). Then we were given a tour through their testing facilities where various pilot installations are available.
After these presentations and tours it was time for a snack, a drink and a chat in The Lakehouse.
The presentations of this event can be requested via firstname.lastname@example.org:
· Blue Foot Membranes by Peter Aerts
· Case Study Brewery Martens by Riet Cornelissen, Pantarein
· Prime Water by Stefan Stein
Pictures of this inspiring afternoon and evening can be found below.