A fractal process is introduced into the juice market, which allows an efficient treatment of juice concentrates. They can be partially decolourized and stabilized without dilution. Semi-concentrates can be completely decolourized if desired. This new process reduces at the same time the CO2 footprint of a company by reducing regenerant consumption and waste. Modern fruit juice processes or the treatment of plant extracts and by-products of plants often include adsorption and ion exchange steps. Novel polymeric and carbonaceous adsorbents are introduced into the market for higher performance and new applications. The article shows a new technology and some of the applications of adsorbents and ion exchange resins in the beverages industry.
Author: Dr R. Weinand
Published in FRUIT PROCESSING 4/2014