In order to meet the increasing needs of a growing population, the food and beverage industry demands pure clean water for their various products. Requirements include decolorisation of wines or juices and dealkalising and softening water for breweries, as well as processing water for the highly demanding cane and corn sugar production industry.
Applications and Solutions for Food & Beverage
Resinex has a dedicated food grade product line to support juice producers, breweries, wine and spirits and any other bottled consumable liquids. A full assortment of ion exchange resins from Resinex are highly effective in the area of water filtration, decolorization, deashing/demineralization, fractionation as well as taste and odor removal.
Browse below for more information on how our ION Exchange resins service this market.
Ion exchange resins are utilized in several process steps in beet manufacturing. Some processes include decalcification, demineralization and decolorization of beet syrups. Different resins can be implemented in the Gryllus, Quentin, chromatography and inversion processes.
Ion exchange resins are utilised in mostly the decolorization of high ICUMSA solutions in the sugar cane industry. Macroporous and gel type cations, anions and adsorbents are used to reduce the color and remove taste and odor. Demineralization and chromatographic resins are used for the purification steps as well.
Ion exchange resins are utilised in several steps in corn sugar processing. Some services that macroporous and gel type cation and anions provide are decolorization, deashing, color, taste and odour removal and removing a wide range of organics in addition to many separation applications using chromatographic resins.
Naturally organic substances can cause taste, odour, colour, and other issues for food substances (sugar), raw, municipal and drinking waters. Styrenic and acrylic anion resins are mainly used for removal of the TOC and organics in the food and water streams. TPX-4500 (acrylic macroporous strong base anion) is mainly used as “organic scavenger” resin which is showing promising results.
Exchange capacity, surface area, porosity, degree of cross-linking, moisture level, thermal stability and mechanical strength are all properties available to the organic chemist and chemical process engineer for achieving optimal results.
Raw water is untreated water from natural sources like rivers, lakes, rain, underground. Ion exchange resin is employed in the treatment of hardness, alkalinity, iron, silica etc. to produce water for desired usage.
Demineralisation is the process of removing virtually all dissolved solids (TDS) from water and producing essentially pure water. Demineralisation unit must include both cation and anion exchange processes. Mixed bed demineralisation consists of strong acid cation resin and strong base anion resin which are mixed homogeneously when in service. Boiler makeup water, process water for production operations and high purity rinse water are examples that require demineralised water.