Koch Membrane Systems Announces Next-Generation Nanofiltration Element
Published Date: April 4, 2012
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS) announces the availability of the SR™3D, a new nanofiltration (NF) element.
The SR3D membrane is the next generation in a wide range of cost-effective solutions to help food and beverage companies increase efficiency and streamline processes. This unique spiral membrane is ideal for a variety of sanitary applications in the dairy, food and beverage, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceutical intermediates markets, including whey demineralizing, lactose, sugar, and enzyme concentration, alcohol reduction, purification of organics, and clarification of pharmaceuticals.

“The new SR3D offers several advantages,” said John Morrison, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This membrane was specially designed for stable flux rates over longer periods of time and provides up to 20% higher flux than other commercially available membranes. Combined with higher de-ashing capabilities it allows companies to reduce operating costs and increase yield.”

In addition to the SR3D membrane, KMS offers a complete line of spiral, tubular and hollow fiber sanitary membranes for concentration, clarification and purification of food and food ingredients, including protein recovery, sweetener and dextrose clarification, juice clarification, citrus debittering, vinegar clarification, and starch and enzyme processing.

KMS also provides a full range of membranes to maximize water use and close the process loop in food manufacturing operations—not only removing contaminants, recovering materials, and purifying process streams within the plant, but also treating the outgoing effluent to meet environmental discharge standards.