Porous Metal solutions offer substantial benefits in industrial and chemical processes. There are dedicated markets that depend on porous products and solutions (like metal filters and aerators) to keep the production line moving.
Common applications in the liquid and gas filtration for chemicals take advantage of sintered filter cartridges and metallic membranes.
To enable the reaction of chemicals, catalytic substances are used in the chemical plants' reactors and recovered with metallic membranes.
The food and beverage markets use porous filters, spargers and aerators. Sparging equipment and elements are used in many applications where gas and liquid require a high surface area for a reaction, stripping, mixing or diffusion purposes. Sparging elements are used for carbonation of soft drinks, oxygen stripping out of edible oils, and others.
Another application is Aeration/Fluidizing, which is made possible by discharge aids like fluidizing cones. Fluidizing works well to blend ingredients in massive batches for consistency and later extracted from the storage silo.