Industrial reverse osmosis for process water recovery

If you are in the dairy industry, reverse osmosis is normally used for concentration or volume reduction of milk and whey, milk solids recovery and water reclamation. It is a high pressure-driven membrane filtration process based on a very dense membrane. In principle, only water passes through the membrane layer. You thus need an effective and sustainable solution that can allow you to achieve high levels of volume reduction.

Efficient solution for the volume reduction of dairy products

Novasep’s Kerasep membrane filtration can be used to be able to meet the increasing economical and environmental demands faced by manufacturing plants. Process water recovery has become increasingly important demand for companies to ensure a sustainable production process while also reducing operating costs. The Kerasep can help recover the process water effectively with a reverse osmosis treatment. Reverse Osmosis is a high pressure-driven membrane filtration process which is based on a very dense membrane. In principle,only water passes through the membrane layer. Permeates originating from reverse osmosis or nanofiltration processes as well as condensates from evaporators are practically water. With an additional reverse osmosis treatment normally referred to as “Polishing”, this water can be purified and re-used for cleaning purposes. With further heat treatment or UV light treatment, it is even possible to use the water as process water.

This treatment is widely used in the dairy industry for concentration or volume reduction of milk and whey, milk solids recovery in addition to water recovery. Furthermore, the Kerasep membrane can be used to reduce the volume of milk or whey with the help of reverse osmosis to save on transportation costs.

Benefits

  • Achieve high levels of volume reduction
  • Cost reduction due to high yield of process water
  • High process flexibility