Spiral Elements provide desalting and protein separation.

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Suited for dairy applications, TFC®-SR®3 nanofiltration elements utilize polyamide thin-film composite membranes. Spiral wound membranes pass monovalent salts such as sodium chloride, yet retain divalent salts, proteins, and sugars. Retention of sugars, such as lactose, typically exceeds 99%. Available in 4 and 8 in. dia at 38 and 39 in. lengths, spiral elements can be used for whey pre-concentration, salt whey diafiltration, and lactose demineralization.

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Koch Membrane Systems Offers SR®3 Spiral Element for Dairy Applications

Cost-Effective Solution for Desalting and Protein Separation

Wilmington, MA - Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes and filtration systems, offers its FLUID SYSTEMS® TFC®- SR®3 spiral nanofiltration elements for dairy applications. The SR3 elements significantly lower operating costs for a wide variety of dairy selective rejection applications, including deashing and separation of carbohydrates and proteins.

Ideally suited for whey pre-concentration, salt whey diafiltration, and lactose demineralization, the SR3 elements from KMS utilize a proprietary polyamide thin-film composite membrane. These spiral wound membranes offer a cost-effective solution for a wide variety of dairy and food process streams. The molecular weight cut-off is such that the membrane will pass monovalent salts like sodium chloride, yet retain divalent salts, proteins and sugars. Retention of sugars, such as lactose, typically exceeds 99 percent.

The SR3 dairy elements are specifically designed to conform to USDA 3-A and FDA guidelines. For cleaning-in-place, the allowable pH range is 2.0 to 11.0. For continuous operation, the pH range is 3.0 to 10.0.

FLUID SYSTEMS TFC-SR3 spiral elements are available in 4-inch and 8-inch diameters at the standard 38 and 39-inch lengths.

KMS offers a complete line of antiscalants, cleaners and maintenance chemicals for nanofiltration membranes. KOCHTREAT® antiscalants and KOCHKLEEN® membrane cleaners help prolong membrane life and reduce cleaning cycle time. All KMS chemical formulations are carefully reviewed by the company's process engineers and polymer scientists to ensure that they will provide excellent performance benefits, including physical and chemical compatibility with the membranes.

About Koch Membrane Systems
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. has been a global leader in separation and filtration products for more than 30 years. A designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art membrane cartridges and elements, as well as complete membrane systems, KMS products are specified for the most demanding applications. To enhance membrane performance, KMS offers a line of antiscalants and cleaning chemicals, and provides a wide range of maintenance and technical service programs. The company has supplied membranes for more than 15,000 systems installed around the world, serving the food processing, life sciences, and general manufacturing industries, as well as providing potable water and wastewater treatment technologies for communities of all sizes.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Koch Membrane Systems is a member of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC. For more information on Koch Membrane Systems visit www.kochmembrane.com, call 888-677-5624 or write to info@kochmembrane.com.

FLUID SYSTEMS®, KOCHKLEEN®, KOCHTREAT®, SR®, and TFC® are registered trademarks of Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.

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