Targeting specific molecules
Ligar makes molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) filter media which selective bind to specific molecules. This could be molecules that are valuable, such as medicinal compounds, flavours, metals and aromas. Or it could be problematic molecules such as toxins, pesticides, flavour taints or pollutants. Or simply molecules you might not want to have in a product, such as this caffeine molecule.
The potential targets are endless¬†but¬†MIPs can’t be used for them all. ¬†This page provides a guide for the types of liquids that can be processed and the molecules that¬†can and (currently) cannot be extracted.
Pollutants such as heavy metals and organic toxins can be removed from water using MIPs. ¬†As the polutants can be removed from the MIPs (with the MIPs being reused), they can be disposed of properly¬†or even recycled.