Presentation Abstract

In most countries, traditional beer filtering with Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is seen as environmentally and socially irresponsible. Membrane filtration provides the answer. Pentair has put more than 80 Beer Membrane Filter systems into operation worldwide. In close relationship with customers, the newest generation Beer Membrane Filter called BMF +FLUX was developed.

This presentation will give brewers information on how they can meet the environmental demands while at the same time ensuring they have the flexibility to produce different beers for different tastes, and reduce capital and operational expenditures in a competitive industry.

BMF +FLUX takes the advantages of the original BMF into a new design, featuring a tripled membrane surface area per module, a simplified filtration process, and a 20 percent longer run volume. This provides 20 percent lower operational expenses and lower water and chemical consumption. The simpler process allows for the reuse of tanks and periphery from the existing filter line, which results in reduced capital expenditures.

Technical and scientific background will be given for the improvements: the filtration surface per module was increased from 9.7 to 27 m2, and no longer a so called feed-and-bleed system is applied. Besides the design of the module was changed significantly to a module with a separate insert with hollow fiber membranes in a stainless steel housing. But the membranes itself remained unchanged.

Presenter’s Biography

ate of birth: 20-11-1981
Nationality: Dutch
1999-2003 Food Technology Van Hall Instituut, Bachelor of science / degree Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Professional Experience
2014 – Current Pentair Water Process Technology B. V.
Sales manager APAC Beverage Systems

2011 – 2014 Pentair Water Process Technology B.V.
Branch: Membrane Technology
Function: Service Manager Beverage
Tasks: Coordination of technical/organizational activities. Managing the proceedings towards the costumer as described in the service contract. Take care of the key performance indicators of the installation according the main contract.

2002-2003 Final graduation Beer Membrane Filtration Norit (now Pentair)
2001 study subject Membrane filtration milk at FCDF Netherlands

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