KMS Presents Custom Elements at the International Dairy Forum
Published Date: February 25, 2011
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes and membrane filtration systems, will showcase its dairy-processing products at the International Dairy Forum March 15-18 in Moscow, Russia.

Koch Membrane Systems will display its complete line of custom, spiral sanitary microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis elements at booth number C07 at the conference. KMS is uniquely qualified to address the specific separation and filtration challenges the dairy industry faces. An industry pioneer for more than 35 years, KMS has developed innovative solutions to reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and keep dairy operations running smoothly, efficiently, and profitably.

KMS offers an array of cutting-edge membrane separation solutions for concentration, clarification and purification of milk and milk ingredients, e.g. whey processing, protein and lactose recovery.

KMS ultrafiltration (UF) membranes are used to concentrate milk prior to the cheese making process, effectively increasing throughput to produce more cheese at reduced shipping and storage costs. Permeate from the UF step can be further processed with KMS’ RO and NF membranes to produce lactose and permeate powder.

KMS introduced the first UF system for concentrating whey, a by-product of the cheese-making process. Under typical operating conditions, KMS’ long-lasting UF membranes are able to tolerate the harsh chemicals used to clean a whey protein concentrating system in accordance with manufacturer instructions.

Each system is custom designed by experienced KMS personnel who select the membranes and design the process suited to clients’ specific needs.