chapter  6
20 Pages

Separation Technologies in Nutraceutical Processing

In the past two decades, a number of separation processes have emerged in which membranes play a major role in the isolation and enrichment of functional compounds by concentrating, fractionating, and purifying solutions or colloidal

6.4.1.2 Advances in Evaporation Technology ................................ 158 6.4.1.3 Criteria for Selection of Evaporator Plant Concept ........... 159

6.4.2 Different Evaporator Systems ........................................................... 159 6.4.2.1 Rising Film Evaporators .................................................... 159 6.4.2.2 Falling Film Evaporators ................................................... 160 6.4.2.3 Scraped Surface Evaporators ............................................. 160 6.4.2.4 Plate Evaporators ............................................................... 161 6.4.2.5 Applications of Evaporators ............................................... 161

6.4.3 Wiped Film Evaporators ................................................................... 161 6.4.3.1 Applications ....................................................................... 162

6.4.4 Spray Dryers ..................................................................................... 162 6.4.4.1 Applications of Spray Dryers ............................................. 162

6.5 New Patented Technologies .......................................................................... 162 6.5.1 Advantages ........................................................................................ 163

6.6 Operational Features of Evaporators That Influence the Product Quality ... 163 6.6.1 Energy Efficiency Measures ............................................................. 163 6.6.2 Operational Tips ............................................................................... 163

6.7 Current and Future Developments of Separation Techniques ...................... 164 6.8 Conclusion .................................................................................................... 164 References .............................................................................................................. 165

dispersions. Membrane separations have led to the development of innovative products with unique functional, nutritional, and health attributes.