The APV GoldStream System integrates high quality sanitary components that are designed to work together to deliver a predictable return on investment. The plant employs proven reverse osmosis (RO) technology to separate and concentrate milk residues back to their original compositions or higher. The APV GoldStream System is available in four different sizes/capacities. The pre-engineered standard skidded systems are based on proven components, membranes and control instruments and uncompromised quality materials like Stainless Steel in AISI 316 whilst meeting the highest hygienic standard.
The APV GoldStream System is designed for recovery of milk and usable water from so called “white water” (mix of milk and water made at the first water flush of dairy equipment during CIP cleaning process). The white water can contain raw milk from road tankers and milk silos or pasteurised milk from pipes, pasteurisers, storage tanks and other processing equipment. The APV GoldStream System is based on proven reverse osmosis (RO) technology which enables effective processing of collected white water by concentrating milk components back to their original compositions or higher depending on the use of the recovered milk. The APV GoldStream System enables use of the recovered milk for cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and flavoured milk, but not for natural drinking milk. The water component (permeate) can be used immediately for CIP or polished using the same RO system to produce high quality soft water at very low COD level for use as process, boiler or cooling water and top up in CIP systems.
Four standard sizes with nominal capacities of: 5, 15, 30 and 45 m³ of white water per day (batch operation), based on diluted whole milk and 10 hours production time at 5-10°C.
The APV GoldStream System concept employs batch RO concentration of diluted milk components in a white water storage tank. The white water feed is led from a batch-storage tank by an external feed pump to the RO base line and further into the RO loop system. Here the feed is separated into two phases – a retentate phase (milk concentrate) and a permeate phase (water). The retentate is led to the external batch-storage tank for further recirculation until the calculated amount of permeate is removed and the desired Total Solids (TS) in the retentate is obtained. The permeate is led to the RO balance tank and pumped to an external permeate storage tank or alternatively led to a drain. The collected permeate can be polished (reduction of COD by a factor of approximately 10) using the same RO system. After final processing the RO plant is cleaned according to the pre-defined CIP program and the recommended CIP procedure. Detergents are dosed manually. An automatic CIP system is available as an option. Besides white water processing the GoldStream RO plant can be used for polishing of RO/NF permeates or condensate resulting in very high quality demineralised soft water (COD level of approximately 10 ppm) which can be used in a variety of applications.
• Cabled and tested, ready for Plug and Produce
Download the APV Goldstream RO System brochure here: APV Goldstream Brochure
Download the APV Goldstream RO System datasheet here: APV GoldStream Datasheet
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