Nano- and micro-engineered membranes: principles and applications in the food and beverage industries
Cees J.M. van Rijn, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
Nano-engineered membranes are a novel tool for filtration, emulsification and structuring of food, beverage and pharmaceutical compounds. This chapter describes membrane technology in general and then presents some manufacturing challenges of nano-engineered membranes; a number of beverage applications are described in detail.
15.1 Membrane filtration technology
The first membrane experiments were carried out in the eighteenth century, using ‘membranes’ (from the Latin ...