This year the Membrane Technology Forum will be held online for the first time on 14-17 June 2021. We are proud to announce that Kevin van Koerten, Project Manager Processing will present ‘Membrane screening: the link between idea and industrial realization of membrane processes‘, during the session ‘Process Optimization & Best Practices in use of Membrane Technology’ on the 15th of June 2021, 11.30-12.00 PM CST.
The application of membranes in food processes is increasing, also being applied to a growing varied of product streams. This also brings with it many challenges and unknowns, like fouling, low fluxes and sub-optimal separation leading to excess waste. NIZO applies a standardized selection and optimization procedure allowing for informed decision making on membrane investments. The trajectory includes practical tests to screen separation performance of multiple membranes, consequent evaluation of fouling and flux behavior in pressurized systems and a simulation based optimization procedure to determine optimal setup and dimensions. This gives in depth insight in the performance, CAPEX and OPEX investments of a membrane installation and ensuring an optimal system from the start.