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Towards highly advanced membrane emulsification systems

Objective

Today's food industry is putting considerable effort in the manufacturing of products with high quality, nutritional value and a natural taste. Appropriate processing methods are at the core of this development, because processing determines the product microstructure to a significant extent. Moreover, delicate ingredients and structural elements can be adversely affected in their functionality and nutritional value if the processing is too harsh. In the past decade, membrane emulsification (ME) has been identified as a promising method for making emulsions under relatively mild conditions. However, the irregular microstructure of current membranes limits the full exploitation of the benefits of ME. The project will combine ME expertise and micro engineering technology to design and manufacture high precision, tailor-made membranes and membrane modules for ME, and will demonstrate their use in food-type emulsions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNILEVER NEDERLAND BV
Address
120,Olivier Van Noortlaan 120
3133 AT Vlaardingen
Netherlands

Participants (6)

AQUAMARIJN MICRO FILTRATION B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Beatrixlaan 2
7255 DB Hengelo Gld
FRIESLAND MADIBIC FOOD SERVICE
Belgium
Address
Blanklaarstraat 1
3560 Lummen
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Hallenweg 5
7500AE Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
Newport Road, Queen's Buildings, The Parade
CF2 3TB Cardiff
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Bomenweg 2
6700 EV Wageningen