GEA AromaPlus PRO reduces the water consumption for diafiltration throughout dealcoholization by up to one hundred pc. The alcoholic base produced as a by-product of the filtration process can be used for manufacturing different drinks within the brewery, corresponding to onerous seltzer.
GEA AromaPlus uses a filtration technology with particular polymer membranes to separate alcohol and water from the opposite elements via reverse osmosis; these ingredients are crucial for the aroma, colour and turbidity of the ultimate product. Adding the new PRO expertise to the water-saving CO2 blow-out perform and the selective membrane which is already applied within the AromaPlus unit design, GEA saves greater than two thirds and up to 100% of the fresh water used for diafiltration.
“Our newest AromaPlus era combines the pattern in course of 0.0% beer with the goal of decreasing water in production,” says Ralf Scheibner, filtration professional at GEA, underneath whose management the GEA AromaPlus has been further developed. “In reality, a membrane process requires a lot of water to flush out the alcohol. That is an issue for breweries with a limited deoxygenized water availability. Our new PRO answer is a crucial step for them in direction of recent water neutrality in production processes.”

The complete dealcoholization system GEA AromaPlus is mounted on a frame. It contains the filtration modules and reverse osmosis membranes, pumps for media switch and system strain build-up, the complete inner piping, a CIP dosing unit put in subsequent to the system, and the control tools required for semi-automated operation. – Image: GEA/Mike Henning.
While breweries need less contemporary water for the diafiltration step, the permeate leaving the system can be reused as a priceless by-product. Due to its lower volume, it has the next alcohol content and can therefore serve as a base for alcoholic mixed drinks and newer beverages, such as hard seltzer, or can be reused within the brewery itself.
เพรสเชอร์เกจ showed that breweries whose production facilities supplied the flexibility to process different beverages coped greatest with the drop in demand. GEA AromaPlus is an effective example of how customers can gear their plants toward excessive demand dynamics,” says Scheibner. Originally designed for the dealcoholization of beer all the method down to 0.0%, the system can additionally be used used for other non-alcoholic beverages, such as 0.0% cider.