GEA AromaPlus PRO reduces the water consumption for diafiltration throughout dealcoholization by up to one hundred pc. The alcoholic base produced as a by-product of the filtration process can be used for manufacturing different beverages within the brewery, such as exhausting seltzer.
GEA AromaPlus makes use of a filtration know-how with special polymer membranes to separate alcohol and water from the other elements via reverse osmosis; these elements are crucial for the aroma, color and turbidity of the ultimate product. Adding the new PRO know-how to the water-saving CO2 blow-out perform and the selective membrane which is already implemented within the AromaPlus unit design, GEA saves more than two thirds and up to one hundred pc of the recent water used for diafiltration.
“Our newest AromaPlus generation combines the pattern in course of 0.0% beer with the goal of decreasing water in production,” says Ralf Scheibner, filtration professional at GEA, under whose leadership the GEA AromaPlus has been further developed. “In reality, a membrane course of requires plenty of water to flush out the alcohol. That is a matter for breweries with a limited deoxygenized water availability. Our new PRO answer is an important step for them in the direction of contemporary water neutrality in production processes.”
The full dealcoholization system GEA AromaPlus is mounted on a frame. It includes the filtration modules and reverse osmosis membranes, pumps for media transfer and system strain build-up, the complete internal piping, a CIP dosing unit put in subsequent to the system, and the control equipment required for semi-automated operation. – Image: GEA/Mike Henning.
While เกจวัดแรงดันถังแก๊ส for the diafiltration step, the permeate leaving the system may be reused as a priceless by-product. Due to its lower volume, it has the next alcohol content material and might subsequently serve as a base for alcoholic mixed drinks and newer beverages, similar to exhausting seltzer, or may be reused throughout the brewery itself.
“The Corona pandemic confirmed that breweries whose production facilities supplied the flexibleness to process other beverages coped greatest with the drop in demand. GEA AromaPlus is a good example of how prospects can gear their crops towards high demand dynamics,” says Scheibner. Originally designed for the dealcoholization of beer all the way down to 0.0%, the system may additionally be used used for different non-alcoholic beverages, such as zero.0% cider.