Filtration of sugar and sweeteners
Amafilter LFC Lochem – Filtration Group Process Systems has provided integrated solutions to sugar and sweetener producers around the globe for decades for the filtration of sugar and sweeteners. Filtration Group Process Systems is one of a few filtration companies that can provide the total filtration solutions required to address the unique challenges associated with the production of sugars and sweeteners.
Filtration is an essential process step in the sugars and sweeteners industry and knowledge of the process in combination with creativity is a key to success in solving filtration problems. The type and quality of incoming feedstock used for sugars and sweeteners production widely varies. This requires extensive filtration expertise to apply the appropriate technologies in a process.
Typical filtration processes in sugars and sweeteners production include:
Filtration in the processing of Beet sugar :
- Thickening and safety filtration of beet end liquids after first and second carbonatation and sulphitation.
- Purification of sugar end liquids as thick juice, standard liquor, remelt and molasses.
Filtration in the processing / refining of Cаnе sugar:
- Thickening and safety filtration after carbonatation, sulphitation and phosphatation.
- Safety – and polishing filtration of juices and activated carbon (GAC/PAC) removal after decolouration.
Filtration in the liquid Sugar / Sugar syrup processing / refining
- Safety – and polishing filtration, purification before decolouration and РАС removal after decolouration, optionally followed by а sterilization filtration.
Filtration of Sweeteners
Starch hydrolysates / syrups filtration:
- Pre-filtration of various streams in starch refining, GAC / РАС removal and safety filtration after decolouration, ion-exchange pre-filtration, load out filtration, enzyme -, acids – and condensate filtration .
- Pre-filtration of various streams, catalyst removal after hydrogenation, GAC / РАС removal after decolouration and ion-exchange pre-filtration.
- Straining, safety – and polishing filtration
- Straining, safety – and polishing filtration in various process steps such as process water, wash water, boiler feed water, condensate, centrifuge wash water, pump gland water, fuel oil and additives such as enzymes or acids.
Applications Sweeteners decoloration
- Starch (Maltodextrin, Corn syrup, High Fructose)
- Sugar alcohol (Sorbitol, Xylitol)
- Milk sugar lactose(Tagatose, Lactitol)
Amafilter LFC Lochem – Filtration Group Process Systems
At Filtration Group Process Systems, we believe in partnering with our customers to provide total filtration solutions throughout the life of your filters. Our laboratory – and on-site services can help to optimize your filtration process and streamline your efficiency.