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PCI-Memtech Wins Russian Contract.

PCI-Memtech, tel:0179 231 0454, a Thames Water Products Ltd business, recently provided two ultrafiltration plants for Alberto Bertuzzi SpA in Italy. These units completed an apple processing factory being assembled by Bertuzzi for installation in the Penza region of the newly formed Russian Republic.

The UF systems are being used for the clarification of apple juice. They work by filtering out the pectin and finely divided suspended solids, which would otherwise cause cloudiness in the liquid.

These semi automatic filtration systems, which are based on PCI-Membrane's A19 membrane module, have a combined filtration area of 140sq m. The smaller system, which operates in the babyfood line, produces 2000 litres an hour of clarified product, whilst the larger installation, which produces apple juice for export, has an output of 10,000 litres an hour. Because the A19 tubular module is a crossflow filtration membrane, it tolerant of high levels of suspended solids and minimal or no prefiltration is required.

Apple juice is fed through the membrane tubes, and unfiltered feed is then recycled. A high crossflow velocity scours the membrane surface, reducing membrane fouling. This, in turn, helps to sustain a high filtration rate and extends membrane operating time before the system needs cleaning.
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Publication:Food Trade Review
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Date:Jan 1, 2000
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