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Real taste with Arionex technologies

Water is one of the key components of most products in food industry. It influences product’s taste and qualitative properties. Besides, water is widely used in the production process itself. Usually, the entire production is sensitive to biological contamination. Therefore, the proper water disinfection is required.

Each food industry branch has very different requirements for water treatment. Arionex designs custom solutions depending on the raw water quality, equipment used, environmental and technological requirements. This enables to achieve required quality parameters at an optimal cost. Fresh and salty surface and deep water may be used in water treatment.

Beer production

Beer taste is affected by iron and manganese ions. The halogen compounds – trihalomethanes (THM) are harmful to the human body. Besides, different water parameters are needed for different beer sorts. For example, bicarbonate hardness often has to be reduced in light beer production. Sometimes it is necessary to eliminate certain elements from water which affect beer quality.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of iron and manganese – Arionex F
  • Elimination of bicarbonates – Arionex IX
  • Elimination of CO2 – Arionex DG
  • Disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation – Arionex UV
  • Demineralization, elimination of sulphates, chlorides and bromides – Arionex RO
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Soft-drink production

The concentrates are diluted with water in soft-drink production. In order to ensure the same product quality throughout all markets, the same water quality must be achieved.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of iron, manganese and trihalomethanes (THM) using absorption method – Arionex F
  • Elimination of oxygen – Arionex DG
  • Disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation or ozonation – Arionex UV
  • Chemical disinfection with chlorine dioxide – Arionex DS
  • Elimination of sulphates, chlorides and bromides – Arionex RO

Drinking water production

Only barrier mechanical filtration where the water has no contact with air is permitted in mineral water production. It is necessary to eliminate the elements that determine the unfavourable taste characteristics, and to adjust the element composition according to the recommended daily amount in the drinking water production.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of iron and manganese using absorption method – Arionex F
  • Disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation or ozonation – Arionex UV
  • Demineralization, elimination of sulphates, chlorides and bromides – Arionex RO
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Grain processing

Condensates with organic impurities are obtained by evaporation of the water in starch production process. In order to use contaminated condensate, organic substances must be eliminated from the condensate.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of organic impurities – Arionex IX

Fish processing

Fresh water is used in fish processing. It is necessary to demineralise sea water if such is to be used. High water hardness and such elements as iron and manganese affect the operation of fish processing equipment.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of iron and manganese using absorption method – Arionex F
  • Disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation or ozonation – Arionex UV
  • Chemical disinfection by chlorine dioxide – Arionex DS
  • Demineralization – Arionex RO
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Meat and poultry processing

Fresh water is used in meat and poultry processing process. High water hardness, salinity and such elements as iron and manganese impair the operation of meat and poultry processing equipment.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of iron and manganese using absorption method – Arionex F
  • Disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation or ozonation – Arionex UV
  • Chemical disinfection with chlorine dioxide – Arionex DS
  • Demineralization – Arionex RO

Dairying

The water is used for washing and steam generation in dairying processes. Membranous technologies are used for milk, whey protein or whey concentration, for lactose concentration. The reverse osmosis technology is applied to treat the condensate of evaporator and to use the treated condensate further in other processes during milk powder production process.

Products and technologies used:

  • Elimination of iron and manganese – Arionex F
  • Softening – Arionex IX
  • Demineralization – Arionex RO
  • Disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation or ozonation – Arionex UV
  • Chemical disinfection with chlorine dioxide – Arionex DS
  • Elimination of sulphates, chlorides and bromides – Arionex RO
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Advantages of Arionex solutions

Reliability:

  • Only materials and components of internationally recognized manufacturers are used
  • Arionex solutions are designed allowing higher engineering margin
  • Automated control minimizes the risk of human mistake

Lower operational costs:

  • Automated control requires less human resources
  • Optimally customized solutions provide lower equipment downtime, maximize service life and ensure minimal energy loss
  • Correct solution adaptation and automatic dosing reduce costs for reagents

Compact design of equipment:

  • Compact design of equipment requires less room, therefore, it may be placed in available premises

Automated process control:

  • Arionex A process control integrates PLC, SCADA and remote equipment control solutions. Arionex A communicates to other equipment using standardized ETHERNET, PROFIBUS, MODBUS protocols and allows equipment control via Wi-Fi connection and mobile equipment