Membrane Water Deaeration MWD

Membrane Water Deaeration MWD2020-01-20T10:46:03+01:00

Membrane Water Deaeration

The Membrane Water Deaeration (MWD) deaerates water down to a residual oxygen concentration below 10 ppb, using highly efficient hollow fibre membrane modules. Optionally, the water can be cooled down, filtered or sterilized with ultraviolet light. The function of the unit can be monitored and documented by an in-line oxygen analyzer at the outlet of the unit.

The process is used in the brewing, beverage, food and chemical-pharmaceutical industries, wherever water with very low oxygen content is required to ensure high product quality and stability. The system is characterized by high operational reliability as well as low CO2 and energy consumption.

Advantages and functions

  • Deaeration of water with highly efficient hollow fibre membranes

  • Very low residual oxygen values < 10 ppb

  • Low CO2 consumption

  • Low energy consumption

  • Optional in-line oxygen analyzer, filtration or carbonization

  • Hygienic design, full CIP capability

  • Easy operation, low maintenance effort

  • Fully automatic operation with standard PLC and touch panel

  • Optional integration in process control system and remote maintenance

  • Individually dimensioned and designed for each specific application

  • Equipment and components according to customer specification

  • Compact tubular-frame system (skid mounted)

Technical Description

Inside the modules, water flows on the outside around the hydrophobic hollow fibres; inside, in counter- current flow, stripping gas flows. The hollow fibres create an extremely large contact surface between the stripping gas and the deaerated water and let gas through, but no water. The generated vacuum on the gas side of approx. 65 mbar sucks the gas mixture from the modules. Because of the high differential partial pressure caused by the vacuum and the strip- ping gas, the oxygen molecules diffuse from the water into the vacuum. Nitrogen or CO2 can be used as stripping gas.

After passing the membrane modules, the water can optionally be cooled down in a plate heat exchanger.

Sensors for oxygen, flow and temperature monitor the proper functioning of the system. By arranging the modules parallel and in series, almost any capacity and residual oxygen value can be achieved.
The unit can be controlled by a local PLC with a touch panel or by a process control system. Designed for high hygienic standards, all common cleaning agents in the beverage and chemical- pharmaceutical industry can be used for CIP cleaning.

Technical Specification

Capacity 5 to 1,000 hl/h / 0.5 to 100 m3/h
Residual oxygen content < 10 ppb / 0.01 ppm
CO2 consumption 0.6 g/l
CO2 supply min. 6 barg / ≥99.98% purity
Cooling media glycol or ammonia
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