Food & Beverages

A food is a complex feed material composed from numerous molecular building blocks, such as proteins, amino acids, organic acids, fats and oils, sugars, minerals, phenolic compounds to mention a few. These building blocks make up the complex material, which has a specific flavour, taste, texture, colour, nutritional function all of which are required to create a food product.

Membrane filtration is widely used for concentration, fractionation, and sterilisation of foods and beverages, and MMS are working in a great number of these applications. Some are listed below, others are restricted due to confidentiality agreements.

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Beer dealcoholization with MMS BeerMAX

Beer dealcoholization

  • Ideal for small and medium sized breweries
  • Reduces alcohol content to <0.5% ABV
  • Cold process preserves rich beer taste and aroma
  • Low-cost standardized system

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Cider and wine dealcoholization

  • NF/RO allows for selective removal of ethanol
  • Gentle product treatment with minimal aroma losses

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Coffee condensate re-use

  • Condensate water re-use
  • Recuperation of energy
  • Pre-treatment to ensure reliable RO treatment

Gelatine

  • Fat removal by MF
  • UF allows for selective gelatine concentration up to 22% and salt removal
  • NF allows for gelatine hydrolysate concentration up to 45%
  • Operation at low energy requirement

Soya protein

  • De-bittering & concentration with UF
  • UF allows concentration of soya proteins up to 15%
  • Selective removal of bitter compounds to produce premium soya milk for soya yogurt and other soya based products

Alcopop-ethanol recovery

  • Production of ethanol base from beer or cider
  • High rejection of organics and colour
  • Further absorption purification unit in permeate stream available

Juice clarification & concentration

  • MF for juice clarification to improve visual appearance and product quality
  • RO for concentration of juices using low to moderate temperatures
  • Reduces operating costs of evaporators