Parker Hannifin Corp. is expanding its research and development capabilities in the field of advanced hollow-fiber filter membranes at the Parker Filtration Innovation Center in Columbia, Tenn. The research will improve membrane technology for applications within the food and beverage, life sciences, water purification and gas generation industries.

The Innovation Center develops filtration technologies that can then be applied to multiple applications. The 82,000 ft2 facility allows Parker Hannifin scientists to engineer new media and filter elements that are specific to a customer’s product design and filtration needs. The center also utilizes computer simulation and modeling to predict performance and test in harsh environments before products are used in real-world scenarios.

The expansion should be completed by the end of the year.