J. Peter Clark

Physical separations are applied to foods and ingredients to improve appearances, remove impurities, and improve performance. Here we will not consider those separations that involve a change of phase, such as distillation, evaporation, drying, and crystallization. Other physical separations include filtration, centrifugation, sedimentation, elutriation, magnetic separation, and membranes (a special case of filtration). When are they used? What sort of equipment is required?GEA Filtration 3A Sanitary Ultrafiltration Plant for Production of Milk Protein Concentrates.


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