GEA AromaPlus PRO reduces the water consumption for diafiltration throughout dealcoholization by up to 100 percent. The alcoholic base produced as a by-product of the filtration process can be used for manufacturing different drinks in the brewery, similar to onerous seltzer.
GEA AromaPlus makes use of a filtration expertise with particular polymer membranes to separate alcohol and water from the opposite ingredients via reverse osmosis; these ingredients are essential for the aroma, color and turbidity of the final product. Adding the brand new PRO expertise to the water-saving CO2 blow-out function and the selective membrane which is already implemented in the AromaPlus unit design, GEA saves more than two thirds and up to one hundred pc of the contemporary water used for diafiltration.
“Our latest AromaPlus generation combines the pattern in the direction of zero.0% beer with the objective of reducing water in manufacturing,” says Ralf Scheibner, filtration expert at GEA, under whose leadership the GEA AromaPlus has been additional developed. “In fact, a membrane process requires a lot of water to flush out the alcohol. That is an issue for breweries with a limited deoxygenized water availability. Our new PRO answer is an important step for them towards fresh water neutrality in manufacturing processes.”
The full dealcoholization system GEA AromaPlus is mounted on a body. It contains the filtration modules and reverse osmosis membranes, pumps for media transfer and system stress build-up, the whole inside piping, a CIP dosing unit installed next to the system, and the control equipment required for semi-automated operation. – Image: GEA/Mike Henning.
While breweries need less fresh water for the diafiltration step, the permeate leaving the system could be reused as a useful by-product. Due to its lower volume, it has a higher alcohol content material and might due to this fact function a base for alcoholic mixed drinks and newer drinks, such as onerous seltzer, or can be reused inside the brewery itself.
“The Corona pandemic confirmed that breweries whose manufacturing services offered the flexibleness to process other beverages coped best with the drop in demand. เกจวัดแรงดันลมคือ is an effective instance of how prospects can gear their vegetation towards high demand dynamics,” says Scheibner. Originally designed for the dealcoholization of beer all the means down to zero.0%, the system can additionally be used used for other non-alcoholic beverages, such as zero.0% cider.