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Beer membrane filtration

Clean & Clear

Hermann Hambach

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• Pentair welcomes Clean Process Technologies!

• As of May 12, the companies under Clean Process Technologies (CPT)


• – Filtrix, Haffmans, Nijhuis, Norit Components & Services, Norit Process
• Technology, Südmo and X-Flow – are now part of Pentair’s Filtration
• Solutions global business unit.

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Company Structure

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Content of the presentation

Goal: How to improve energy and water consumption without


losing quality

- The Beer Membrane Filter


- The Filtration Process
- The cleaning process
- Ensuring quality
- Savings in Water and Energy = Savings in CAPEX and OPEX

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Beer Membrane Filtration

• Membrane material  Polyethersulfone


• Max pore size  0.5 µm
• Inner fiber diameter  1.5 mm

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Beer Membrane Filtration

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Beer Membrane Filtration :Skid design, BMF 18

• Number modules : 18
• Total filter area : 176 m2
• Circulation pump : 250 m3/hr
• Cross flow speed : 1.5 m/s
• Filtration flow : 70-140 hl/hr
• Total inner volume : 7 hl
• TMP 1.2 bar 6
Filtration run

Soak back flush Membrane cleaning

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Filtration: Typical trend curve of a filtration
Pilsner beer type, 15 Plato >> 10,6 Plato

Start Filtration Period Haze 90o ≈ <  0,3EBC                   Haze 25o   < 0,1EBC                          


Start Empty UBT Empty –
UBT End Filtration 
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Period
Basic Line concept: BMF-18

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Filtration: The Filtration Concept

Unfiltered
beer

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Concept: BMF-18 footprint

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Cleaning : soak back flush, membrane cleaning

Soak back flush Membrane cleaning

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Membrane cleaning new development
• How?
‒ Studies about Influence of the brewing process on the filterability;
‒ Analysis of blocked membranes ;
‒ Simulated membrane blockages and cleaning under defined process conditions;
‒ Intensive cooperation with :
• VLB/ TU Berlin
• Weihenstephan
• Agrotechnology & Food Sciences University (Wageningen, NL);

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Membrane fouling mechanisms

Layer formation Pore blocking Adsorption


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Membrane cleaning

• Fouling:

Lysin

Arabinoxylan

Mannose

YEAST

Glucose

Polyphenol

ß-Glucan
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Membrane cleaning

• Fouling Model:

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Membrane cleaning

• Fouling Model:

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Soak Back flush
Removal surface blocking
• Yeast
• Proteins
• stabilizer

Soak Back flush steps:

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Oxidation cleaning step
Removal of :
Adsorptions
Proteins

Membrane cleaning steps:

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Membrane cleaning

• Oxidative cleaning with REAL

• Patented cleaning method with: Persulfate

• Real: Inorganic peroxide: -( O-O)- bounding

• No EDTA & NTA, No Halogens

• Inert (gentle) against PES, (membrane material)

• High efficient and deep cleaning

• Environmental friendly
• Hazards : EU index not listed

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Cleaning in Detail

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Membrane cleaning

• REAL, comparison:

REAL

Synflux
Relative Permeability

H2O2

time

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Influence on OPEX

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Development BMF in 2010

... CAPEX -25%


…Simple
…Flexible und extendable
…Robust
... OPEX -25%
... Beer losses -50%
... Water consumption -50%
… Optimized Cleaning Process -20%

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CAPEX

• Smaller skid-volume and optimized draining decreasse beer losses up to


50% (from 0.15% to 0.1%)*
• New Skid - Design: simplified, less parts and components
• CIP: 1Tank system / simplified dosing of chemical
• Modular Skid-Design

* Compared to previous generation BMF provided moderate filterability and high gravity25
brewin
Optimized Cleaning process

Optimized Cleaning
> Hypochlorite-free Oxidation step banns Chlorine
> Reduced water consumption by soak back flush

prolonged filtration run time


lower OPEX

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Some references

REAL REAL REAL

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More than 75 beer typs • breweries


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Summary: beer membrane filtration BMF

Efficiency Performance
Life Cycle Cost, Output
Low beer losses ( 0.1 % (extract)), Quality increase of the filtrate
Low energy consumption (haze 90o/ 25o Iron..TS,)
Low water consumption Highest flexibility (brand change)
no centrifuge Big scale< > Small batches

Footprint Reliability
Small footprint Modular scalable design
no DE handling, (storage/disposal..) Increased demand or season peaks
100% adaptable to existing process
Chemicals & Waste Simple to operate
chlorine-free cleaning
No (neglect able) disposal Retention
BMF is a permanent
defined barrier

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