Liqui-Flux® Beverage Modules

The key success factors in the clarification of wine are the membrane selection with regard to fouling behavior and the proper module design for superior filtration performance. 3M offers both to its customers.

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Accurel® PP hollow fiber membranes feature a symmetric pore structure and high specific surface area. This in combination with the excellent low adsorption characteristic of the pure polypropylene polymer, supports Accurel PP membranes as a reliable and economical alternative to conventional separation procedures used in beverage clarification today.

Moreover Accurel PP hollow fiber membranes provide superior filtration performance when compared to other membranes based on polyarylsulfone.

3M manufactures a dedicated membrane portfolio based on polypropylene to provide the required performance in the various beverage clarification processes. With different nominal pore sizes and inner diameters, 3M can build tailor made beverage filtration modules for specific end uses and applications. Since polypropylene membranes are hydrophobic by nature, all Liqui-Flux microfiltration membrane modules are delivered hydrophilized for immediate use.

Membrane parameters Accurel® PP
300/1200
Accurel® PP
S6/4
Accurel® PP
S6/2
Wall thickness (µm) 300 500 450
Inner diameter (mm) 1,2 1,7 1,8
Retention of bacteria >log 7 Brevundimonas Diminuta Seratia Marcescens Brevundimonas Diminuta
Nominal pore size 0,2 µm 0,45 µm 0,2 µm

Liqui-Flux® Beverage Modules - Economy and Reliability in Microfiltration

Liqui-Flux microfiltration membrane modules used in beverage clarification have a high throughput and superior performance.

Specifically, we offer:

  • Different configurations of Accurel PP hollow fiber membranes
  • Potting material specific to application type
  • Different housing material and designs

to meet the requirements of your application.

Liqui-Flux modules are available in a wide variety of sizes and materials to meet various needs in beverage clarification.

Wine Filtration

  Product Type Liqui-Flux® B22 Liqui-Flux® B27 Liqui-Flux® B32
wine_01 Housing material PSU PSU PSU
Filtration material 9,1 m2 6,3 m2 6,3 m2
Membrane Type Accurel®PP300/1200 Accurel® PP S6/4 Accurel® PP S6/2
Nominal Pore-Size 0,2 µm 0,45 µm 0,2 µm
Inner Diameter 1,2 mm 1,7 mm 1,8 mm

 

  Product Type Liqui-Flux® B46 Liqui-Flux® B48 Liqui-Flux® B47
wine_02 Housing material PVC-C PVC-C PVC-C
Filtration material 15 m2 18.5 m2 9.7 m2
Membrane Type Accurel®PP300/1200 Accurel® PP S6/4 Accurel® PP S6/2
Nominal Pore-Size 0.2 µm 0.45 µm 0.2 µm
Inner Diameter 1,2 mm 1,7 mm 1,8 mm
 
  Product Type Liqui-Flux® B41 Liqui-Flux® B17 Liqui-Flux® B21
wine_03 Housing material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Filtration material 15 m2 9.1 m2 9.7 m2
Membrane Type Accurel®PP300/1200 Accurel® PP S6/4 Accurel® PP S6/2
Nominal Pore-Size 0.2 µm 0.45 µm 0.2 µm
Inner Diameter 1,2 mm 1,7 mm 1,8 mm

Vinegar Clarification

  Product Type Liqui-Flux® B42 Liqui-Flux® B43
wine_01 Housing material PSU PSU
Filtration material 6.3 m2 8.4 m2
Membrane Type Accurel® PP S6/2 Accurel® PP300/1200
Nominal Pore-Size 0,2 µm 0.2 µm
Inner Diameter 1,8 mm 1,2 mm

Customized Beverage Modules

Customized Beverage Modules

We understand that it is important for system manufacturers to have distinct differentiation in the market place to offer end-users a unique system set-up with special advantages.

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3M's experienced application engineers are here to support unique module designs that meet the needs of the OEM and end user. It is common for us to integrate our membrane into your housing designs and we are here to support you in that effort. Please contact us for details.