Food & Beverages Applications

Edible oil / Vegetable Oil

Filtration is an essential process in the purification of edible oil/vegetable oil and ensures that all undesirable particles are removed whilst the quality of the oil is maintained. Amafilter® solid liquid filtration solutions are designed to filter the finest particles and contaminants from the products, delivering only the very best product quality.

Filtration steps in edible/vegetable oil

Depending on the type of oil and final purpose, the oil is processed in a sequence of process steps which can be divided as follows:

  • Crude oil filtration for removal of feet.
  • Miscella filtration for production of lecithin from gums.
  • Bleached and/or detoxified oil filtration to remove color and other components.
  • Winterised oil filtration to remove waxes to enhance cold stability.
  • Catalyst filtration to remove nickel catalyst after hydrogenation of the oil.
  • Residual catalyst filtration to remove solid nickel catalyst after transitioning to nickel soaps.
  • Deodorised oil filtration to remove impurities formed during deodorization.
  • Safety filtration to improve filtrate quality and/or to protect sequential equipment.
  • Polishing filtration to improve product quality

Amafilter® has a comprehensive range of filtration equipment suitable for edible/vegetable oil applications, which includes our renowned Cricketfilter®, the Versis® vertical and horizontal pressure leaf filter systems, cartridge housings and filter housings.

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Sugar and Sweeteners

Filtration is an essential process in the purification of sugar and sweeteners and ensures that all undesirable particles are removed whilst the quality and characteristics of the sugar & sweetening product are maintained.

Amafilter® solid liquid filtration solutions are designed to filter the finest particles and contaminants from the products, delivering only the very best product quality.  

Sugar products are derived from sugar beet primarily in northern hemisphere and sugar cane from the southern hemisphere.

Filtration processes in sugar and sweeteners:

Depending on the type of sugar/sweetener and the final purpose, the product is processed in a sequence of filtration steps which can be divided as follows:

  • 1st stage Carbonation using Lime and Carbon Dioxide to precipitate impurities.
  • 2nd stage Carbonation using Lime and Carbon Dioxide to precipitate impurities.
  • Sulphitation using Sulphur Dioxide to remove excess calcium.
  • Thick Juice Filter for removal of solids.
  • Standard Liquor Filter – further clarification of product
  • Re-melt Filters to produce Syrup used for Dilution.
  • Molasses Filters for a portion of the stream as the other portion is crystalized.
  • Polishing / Guard Filtration – ensuring final product quality

Amafilter® has a comprehensive range of filtration equipment suitable for the sugar processing industry, including our well recognised Cricketfilter®, the Versis® vertical and horizontal pressure leaf filter systems, bag filters, cartridge housings and strainers.

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