Process engineers in life sciences are increasingly turning to enrichment techniques to increase oxygen mass transfer and maximize cell growth. These techniques in bioreactor systems can lead to safety challenges because elevated levels of oxygen in bioreactor air flows can increase the risk of spontaneous ignition of conventional air sterilizing filter materials like PTFE.
Mott's High Purity Team offers a gas filter cartridge utilizing sintered porous nickel media which greatly reduces the safety hazards associated with adiabatic pressure release and ignition (Other filter media is available upon request). These cartridges are designed to remove particles and biomass from air and gas streams providing filtration levels down to 0.003µm. They also include standard 226 double o-ring style adapaters for easy retrofit into existing filter housings.