POS Bio-Sciences has expanded access to commercial scale bioprocessing capacity for aqueous extraction and concentration of heat-sensitive, high value compounds.
Our manufacturing clients and partners from food, health and wellness, and ag-biotechnology industries can produce market quantities of products such as purified proteins, peptides, juice concentrates, and powdered extracts – all at a market entry level economy of scale.
The recently commissioned high capacity processing equipment includes our new 3-stage evaporator, a condenser, and reactors. It will operate in conjunction with our existing extraction, separation, purification and drying capabilities.
“Increasing capacity to commercial scale meets the needs of our clients, and opens niche markets for ingredients essential to the health and wellness industries,” said Dr. Rick Green, POS VP, Technology. “This larger scale equipment compliments our expertise in extraction and processing of high value compounds from botanicals, herbs, seeds, fruits and vegetables.”
“What makes it ideal for heat sensitive materials is the short retention time of product on the evaporator’s heating plates,” explains Hervé Douce, POS Manager of Engineering. “What makes it cost effective for clients is the lower consumption of steam and water during processing, along with the reduced number of operators required to run this equipment.”
|amino acids||beef broths||protein isolate|
|gums||cheese whey||citrus & other fruit juice|
|protein concentrate||coffee||fruit purees|
|gelatin||whey protein||whole milk|
|vegetable juice||juice concentrates||pectin|
|pharmaceutical ingredients||skim milk||sugars|
Technical Data: Name: 3 Effect APV Rising/Falling Film Plate Evaporator
Product Feed Rate: 1747 kg/h (3,843 lbs/hr)
. Feed = 15 brix
. Finished product = 65 brix
Finished product design rate: 430 kg/h (946 lbs/hr)
Evaporation design rate: 1317 kg/h (2,897 lbs/hr)