Beverage Industry Microfiltration covers the engineering basics of microfiltration and gives a detailed understanding of the filtration media, filter formats, and equipment. The proper operation and monitoring of filtration processes are fully covered. Specific applications and industry examples are given for the primary beverage microfiltration markets, including the wine, beer, bottled water, spirits, dairy, soft drinks, sports drinks and juice industries. The book can serve as a general learning tool; troubleshooting reference; filtration process optimization guide; means for selecting the proper filtration media/format; design and sizing guide for filtration equipment; and as a reference for new applications. Unlike any previous book on microfiltration, Beverage Industry Microfiltration is completely geared towards the beverage industry and its unique problems.
Nathan Starbard is Millipore Corporation's manager for the North American beverage market. In this position he works with customers in the bottled water, wine, beer, soft drink, and spirits industries to expand their understanding of filtration technology, develop new applications within industry, as well as perform trouble-shooting and optimization of beverage filtration processes. He was previously the lead engineer for food and beverage applications within North America. Prior to Millipore, Nathan held former positions at E. & J. Gallo Winery including serving in Process Engineering/R&D where responsibilities included filtration related applications within wine, spirits, and grape juice manufacturing, and as a Technical Production Manager responsible for the world's largest single site beverage microfiltration department. Nathan holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
1 Introduction. 2 Cartridge Filters. 3 Sheet and Lenticular Filters. 4 Bag Filters. 5 Crossflow (Tangential Flow Filtration) Systems. 6 Filtration System Selection and Design. 7 General Industry Filtration Processes. 8 Wine Industry. 9 Beer Industry. 10 Bottled Water Industry. 11 Spirits Industries. 12 Dairy Industry. 13 Soft and Sports Drinks Industries. 14 Juice Industry. 15 Flavor, Neutraceutical, and Niche Applications. Appendix A:. Glossary. Index