GEA AromaPlus PRO reduces the water consumption for diafiltration throughout dealcoholization by as a lot as 100%. The alcoholic base produced as a by-product of the filtration course of can be used for manufacturing other beverages in the brewery, such as hard seltzer.
GEA AromaPlus uses a filtration expertise with special polymer membranes to separate alcohol and water from the other ingredients by the use of reverse osmosis; these elements are crucial for the aroma, colour and turbidity of the final product. Adding the brand new PRO technology to the water-saving CO2 blow-out perform and the selective membrane which is already implemented within the AromaPlus unit design, GEA saves more than two thirds and up to 100 percent of the fresh water used for diafiltration.
“Our latest AromaPlus generation combines the pattern in path of zero.0% beer with the aim of lowering water in production,” says Ralf Scheibner, filtration expert at GEA, under whose leadership the GEA AromaPlus has been further developed. “In fact, a membrane process requires lots of water to flush out the alcohol. That is a matter for breweries with a restricted deoxygenized water availability. Our new PRO answer is an important step for them in the course of recent water neutrality in production processes.”

ไดอะแฟรม is mounted on a body. It contains the filtration modules and reverse osmosis membranes, pumps for media switch and system pressure build-up, the entire inside piping, a CIP dosing unit installed subsequent to the system, and the management gear required for semi-automated operation. – Image: GEA/Mike Henning.
While pressure gauge octa want much less contemporary water for the diafiltration step, the permeate leaving the system can be reused as a valuable by-product. Due to its lower quantity, it has a higher alcohol content and may therefore function a base for alcoholic blended drinks and newer beverages, such as exhausting seltzer, or can be reused throughout the brewery itself.
“The Corona pandemic showed that breweries whose production services provided the flexibility to process different beverages coped finest with the drop in demand. GEA AromaPlus is an efficient example of how customers can gear their vegetation toward excessive demand dynamics,” says Scheibner. Originally designed for the dealcoholization of beer right down to zero.0%, the system can additionally be used used for different non-alcoholic beverages, similar to 0.0% cider.