CERINOX® Ceramic Crossflow Microfiltration (CMF)
MAIN CIDER FILTRATION: For supernatant liquor we recommend using a CMF-filtration system fitted with ceramic membranes. With such a system, with either a semi- or fully automated control, an almost continuous filtration flow can be achieved. The CMF-plant regulates itself and a minimal amount of manpower is required. A dia-filtration step, at the end of the filtration cycle, is optional and guarantees a maximum yield. The resulting filtration solids (retentate) can, at the end of the filtration run, be added to the tank bottoms (yeast sediments) to be processed separately.
TANK BOTTOMS: Yeast sediments and/or retentate resulting from the main cider filtration, can very successfully be filtered with a CMF-plant fitted with specially designed, large pore size membranes. The solids can be concentrated to a thick and heavy paste. Solid concentration of up to 20% dry matter is possible.