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.

Key words

nano-engineered membranes



15.1 Membrane filtration technology

15.1.1 Introduction

The first membrane experiments were carried out in the eighteenth century, using ‘membranes’ (from the Latin ...

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