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Membrane Separation Process in Wastewater Treatment of Food Industry


Sejal J. Solanki ; Prof. Rupande N. Desai, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India


Membrane application in food industry, Membrane Characteristics, Trans membrane pressure


Wastewaters produced in the food industry depend upon the particular site activity. Animal processors and rendering plants will generate effluents with different characteristics to those from fruit/vegetable washers and edible oil refiners (suspended/colloidal and dissolved solids, organic pollution and oil and greases as well as microbial contamination). The favourable characteristics (modular) of membrane technologies allow to use different techniques as it has be seen all along this chapter. These hybrid processes can include traditional techniques as centrifugation, cartridge filtration, disinfection and different membrane techniques building a "cascade design" very used in many of the applications reviewed. The risk of membrane damage due to the contact with particles, salt conglomerates, chemicals or others substances must be minimized to prevent short membrane life.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV1I2011
Published in: Volume : 1, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2013
Page(s): 93-96

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