Gas control is an important concern in the beverage industry. Oxygen in the water can oxidize flavor components and shorten the shelf life of the product. Carbon dioxide can also have an impact on taste and pH of the product.
3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors utilize a hydrophobic polypropylene membrane to remove dissolved gases from water. Water flows on one side of the membrane and a vacuum or strip gas is passed on the other side of the membrane. By controlling the pressures of gases in contact with the water, a highly efficient method for gas control can be achieved.