Evaporating wastewater can be expensive and energy-intensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Some companies choose to evaporate wastewater because it is the only feasible option – but solving the wastewater issue is only one aspect. Manufacturers can actually recoup their investment within 3 to 5 years if they re-use the condensate as process water.
In times of greater self-sufficiency, when many people still lived on and from the land, having at least one or two milk cows was the norm. In addition to providing milk for drinking, the coagulated, thickened milk in its varying stages and forms provided high-protein sustenance throughout the day. Thanks to superior processing technology, we can enjoy many of these same tastes and traditions today – without having to grab the milking stool.
Consumers love variety and are demanding an increasing level of diversity and quality when it comes to beverages of all kinds, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic ones. To meet those needs, manufacturers must be able to handle a wide variety of liquid and powder ingredients, which can be quite complex in their texture and reaction – from highly viscous or soluble to temperature-sensitive and even flammable.
For the past 15 years, GEA has delivered numerous pre-assembled pasteurizer lines throughout the world. In doing so, particular focus has been given to the markets in Russia and the CIS countries. In the Russian market, the company enjoys an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of high-performance centrifuges.
The entire path of milk from pasture to consumer must be 100% controllable and traceable. GEA offers a series of officially approved precision measuring devices and tamper-proof components that ensure the highest standards of quality from farm to table.
With the recent inclusion of a suite of fully automated, highly efficient production equipment to manufacture tablets and capsules, Pfizer’s plant in Freiburg, Germany, has been transformed into what the company calls a “Smart Factory.”
Everyone knows that having all of your eggs in one basket is never wise. This very principle is driving an EU-backed initiative to find a natural alternative to the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, of which about 90% is grown in Southeast Asia.
We at GEA, in collaboration with MSD, a tradename of Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, NJ, USA), recently conducted a successful robustness trial on GEA’s ConsiGma® CDC 50 Continuous Direct Compression system for a period of 120 hours.
Powder storage silos are an inherent part of all dairy powder production plants. They provide a buffer between the continuously running dryer and the packaging line ensuring a natural flow through the process. However, thanks to GEA, new Limited Intervention Filling systems are so efficient and reliable that the days of the silo could be numbered.