Advanced Filtration Solutions for the Food/Beverage Industry

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Courtesy of Genesis Water Technologies, Inc.

The food and beverage industry is one of the most demanding users of water for process applications. The availability of a sustainable supply of clean water is a necessity. Each of these particular application require there own specific level of water purity.

The type, flow rate and water quality are typically determined by the function of the food/beverage facility, for example, canning/packing, non alcoholic beverages, and alcoholic beverages such as brewing.

Treatment processes can include:

* Pre-treatment of well, surface or municipal city water

* Boiler water treatment

* Condensate treatment

* Process water treatment

* Waste water disposal

Water filtration processes are used in the areas of pre-treatment of surface, well or city water, boiler water, condensate, process water, and waste water extraction.

The two largest categories of filtration processes are physical separation through filtration media and through membrane filtration.

Some filtration media options include activated carbon media for chlorine, volatile organics compounds, color and odor, and zeolite filtration media for turbidity, specific heavy metals, etc.

Zeolite filtration systems removes suspended particles down to 5 micron.

Membrane filtration uses typically spiral wound membranes to remove dissolved particles. The most common membrane filtration processes are ultra filtration and reverse osmosis.

Ultra filtration. Can remove particles from .02 micron to over .1 micron.

Reverse Osmosis. Extracts particles from .0001 to .001 microns.

Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. matches innovative water solutions to meet the specific water treatment needs of companies in the food and beverage industry. 

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