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Food Industry Applications

Membrane Applications

  1. Frank Lipnizki,
  2. Aurélie Dupuy

Published Online: 27 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118522318.emst126

Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology

How to Cite

Lipnizki, F. and Dupuy, A. 2013. Food Industry Applications. Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology. 1–23.

Author Information

  1. Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S, Søborg, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 SEP 2013

Abstract

This article provides an overview on established membrane applications in the food industry and focuses on applications of membrane processes in the production of beer, wine, fruit juice, food additives, and dairy products such as milk, whey, and cheese. Furthermore, as the food industry is a highly water consuming industry one section of this article is dedicated to water preparation and wastewater treatment with membranes. The concluding sections will provide an outlook on the future of membrane technologies in the food industry.

Keywords:

  • dairy;
  • beer;
  • wine;
  • fruit juice;
  • food additives;
  • wastewater;
  • microfiltration;
  • ultrafiltration;
  • nanofiltration;
  • reverse osmosis