GEA’s water-saving membrane system for non-alcoholic beer

GEA AromaPlus PRO reduces the water consumption for diafiltration during dealcoholization by up to 100 percent. The alcoholic base produced as a by-product of the filtration course of can be used for manufacturing other beverages in the brewery, such as hard seltzer.
GEA AromaPlus makes use of a filtration expertise with particular polymer membranes to separate alcohol and water from the opposite elements by means of reverse osmosis; these elements are crucial for the aroma, colour and turbidity of the ultimate product. Adding the new PRO technology to the water-saving CO2 blow-out function and the selective membrane which is already implemented in the AromaPlus unit design, GEA saves greater than two thirds and as much as one hundred pc of the fresh water used for diafiltration.
“Our latest AromaPlus generation combines the development towards zero.0% beer with the goal of decreasing water in production,” says Ralf Scheibner, filtration skilled at GEA, beneath whose management the GEA AromaPlus has been additional developed. “In fact, a membrane process requires lots of water to flush out the alcohol. That is a matter for breweries with a restricted deoxygenized water availability. Our new PRO resolution 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 includes the filtration modules and reverse osmosis membranes, pumps for media switch and system stress build-up, the complete internal piping, a CIP dosing unit installed next to the system, and the control tools required for semi-automated operation. – Image: GEA/Mike Henning.
While เกจวัดแรงดันไฟฟ้า for the diafiltration step, the permeate leaving the system may be reused as a priceless by-product. Due to its decrease quantity, it has a higher alcohol content and might due to this fact serve as a base for alcoholic blended drinks and newer drinks, such as onerous seltzer, or could be reused inside the brewery itself.
“The Corona pandemic confirmed that breweries whose production services offered the pliability to course of other beverages coped best with the drop in demand. GEA AromaPlus is a good example of how prospects can gear their crops towards excessive demand dynamics,” says Scheibner. Originally designed for จำหน่ายเกจวัดแรงดัน of beer all the method down to zero.0%, the system can additionally be used used for other non-alcoholic beverages, similar to zero.0% cider.

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