Hydro Air Research Italia



Hydro Air Research Italia  was established on 1979 as a private enterprise specialized in design and manufacturing of membrane separation systems for industrial process applications. Since 1979 the company has gained extensive expertise in process and waste water applications, becoming one of the leaders in membrane separation technology, widening its portfolio to other advanced separation techniques in different fields of application. Today Hydro Air Research Italia has grown into an enterprise which enjoys worldwide recognition, with enquires coming from Europe, Americas as well as Middle and Far East. Hydro Air Research Italia systems are usually designed in close cooperation with customers from pilot plant trials, design engineering, construction through start-up. Over 10% of annual revenues are devoted to company's research and development efforts. The result is an on-going technological upgrading of its products and applications.

By working for more than 40 years through lab tests, pilot scale tests and industrial plants, Hydro Air Research Italia has developed its own know-how on several process applications, in different fields, particularly in downstream processing for antibiotics and biological active principle extraction from fermentation broth.

Since the 90's Hydro Air Research Italia has been working in chinese market and in 2004 an official operative branch was established in Beijing.

Ainvest Private Equity has been a shareholder of HARI since 2008. As of 3 August 2022, Hydro Air Research Italia was acquired by the GMM Pfaudler Group.

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Hydro Air Research Italia  designs and manufactures advanced separation systems (skid mounted units and/or turn key plants) for process application and waste water treatment. Customers often submit problems which require unique solutions and Hydro Air Research Italia specialty is to identify the suitable technology for the goal, pioneering the application in the process. Each industrial process is unique and it is very difficult to establish a concept of treatment or processing beforehand. Thanks to its extended experience, Hydro Air Research Italia develops customized equipment and provides tailored services, starting from the available data and integrating them with on-field pilot trials. Hydro Air Research Italia works for and with customers to find and optimize the solutions to their problems. Working in separation technologies for more than 40 years, the wide expertise and the deep knowledge of membranes are allowing Hydro Air Research Italia to offer the most suitable solution to solve every problem.


Hydro Air Research Italia pursues UNI EN ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Policy, to enable the maximum satisfaction of its customers by responding appropriately to their needs and requirements.

Quality Policy document can be download on Download section or  Click here.


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