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A new crossflow filtration system from Pall Corporation enables wineries to recover high-quality wine that can be lost in the production sediment, or lees. The Oenoflow HS system utilizes Pall’s hollow fiber membrane technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional DE (diatomaceous earth)-based filters, increasing the yield of high quality product and improving profitability for wine producers.
The Pall Oenoflow HS is a closed filtration system that minimizes oxygen pick up and maintains wine color, aroma, acidity and flavor characteristics. This ensures that product quality is retained, enabling the recovered wine to be returned to the original batch at a significantly higher value than product recovered with traditional methods.
By eliminating the need for filters aids such as DE, the system reduces cost and waste, and eliminates the labor associated with operation, clean up and disposal of traditional DE filters. These benefits result in a very short winery return on investment, typically less than two years.
“The Oenoflow HS filtration system improves the efficiency and profitability of wine production. The quality of the recovered wine is exceptional, with the system also providing valuable operational and environmental benefits,” said Nicole Madrid, Pall’s global marketing leader for wine and spirits.
Pall Food and Beverage is the global leader in filtration and separation solutions for the food and beverage market. It serves the needs of the beer, wine, spirits, dairy, soft drink, bottled water, enzymes, food ingredients and associated industries. The company can provide a complete solution to customers' fluid management needs. Pall's solutions help to ensure product quality and protect consumers while lowering operating costs and minimizing waste. For more information, visit http://www.pall.com/FoodandBev.asp.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.4 billion for fiscal 2010, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees serving customers worldwide.
Oenoflow HS-A System. (Photo: Business Wire