Caloris Engineering awarded patent for compact evaporator system

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Dairy manufacturers use the Concentrix for concentrating whey, whey protein concentrate and whey permeate.
Dairy manufacturers use the Concentrix for concentrating whey, whey protein concentrate and whey permeate.

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The Caloris Concentrix MVR evaporator has obtained a US patent, providing cheese processors and other manufacturers the highest available energy and operational efficiencies in a compact evaporator.

According to the patent, the Caloris Concentrix MVR evaporator is a compact mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) evaporator system. It “generates heating vapors by mechanically recompressing the water vapors evaporated from the product or waste stream being processed by the evaporator.”

US cheese processors and other dairy manufacturers use the Concentrix for concentrating whey, whey protein concentrate and whey permeate. They can also recapture clean water from wastewater streams and concentrate what's left for easier disposal.

When compared to other compact evaporator designs, the Concentrix MVR evaporator reportedly delivers the highest energy and operational efficiencies available. According to Concentrix, models evaporate up to 100,000 lbs. (12,000 gallons) of water per hour at an efficiency of up to 200 lbs. (24 gallons) of water evaporated per kilowatt of power consumed (42 watts per gallon).

The Concentrix MVR uses high-efficiency falling film evaporation technology, in which “only a small quantity of product is held inside the Concentrix at any given moment, minimizing the time required for system start-up, rinse-out, CIP and shutdown.”

Caloris Engineering is a process technology company that engineers and builds thermal and membrane processing systems for the dairy, juice and other food industries.

Jim Peterson, Caloris president & CEO, said "The Caloris Concentrix MVR evaporator is the cornerstone of our compact evaporation line. It has already established a strong record of robust performance, and we look forward to offering this patented technology to more customers throughout North America."

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