Industrial fermentation processes
Pioneering and commercializing new techniques to produce viable cellular material, chemical compounds, enzymes, amino acids and other bio-based products require robust, reliable, resource-efficient process equipment that meets regulatory requirements. As a long-standing partner to the industrial fermentation industry, Alfa Laval delivers hygienic equipment that provides efficient and sustainable production as well as the lowest life cycle costs.
The AL-mem UF system is a cross-flow ultrafiltration system designed for automatically controlled product concentration in continuous mode
Our bottom-mounted agitator ALB offers mixing solutions to meet any requirements in food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and cosmetic applications.
Alfa Laval AlfaCond is designed for condensing of vapour under vacuum. The range is suited for applications such as bioethanol, sugar and small power plants.
Alfa Laval AlfaFlash systems are a proven evaporation solution for fouling liquids and are beneficial in the concentration of liquids with a high viscosity.
Alfa Laval AlfaVap is a tailor made rising film plate evaporator, mainly used in evaporation systems for sugar refineries, sweeteners, bioethanol and caustic. Also suitable as a thermosiphon reboiler.
AlfaVap evaporation systems offer proven evaporation solutions for many different types of products and processes where a compact installation and high energy efficiency are needed.
Our top mounted agitator ALT offers mixing solutions to meet any requirements in food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and cosmetic applications.
Alfa Laval BaseLine is a range of heat exchangers used in dairy, food, beverage and other hygienic applications.
Clamp fittings play a key part in ensuring leak-proof connections between the many differerent types of piping and components used in membrane filtration plants
Specially developed for food, beverage and industrial fermentation applications, the Clara range offers gentle product treatment, high separation efficiency and low power consumption.
Alfa Laval Compabloc range is compact and designed for optimum performance and serviceability across a broad spectrum of industrial process applications.
Contherm Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers
The Contherm scraped-surface heat exchangers are designed for heating and cooling operations in the continuous and semi-continuous processing of many food, health and beauty aid products.
CPM valves maintain uniform inlet or outlet pressure in hygienic process lines for the dairy, food and beverage industries. These regulating valves provide accurate pressure control, safe and reliable
Specially designed for industrial fermentation applications, the FEQX separator range is adapted for dealing with the widely varying separation tasks required.
The FESX separators are specially designed for industrial fermentation applications and are available in many different sizes and configurations.
- Optimal concentrate dryness and minimized clogging risk
- Hygienic design
The Alfa Laval FEUX separator incorporates a unique combination is specially designed to ensure optimum separation and concentration efficiency in industrial fermentation applications.
These evaporators can process clear, non-fouling liquids as well as moderately fouling liquids.
Alfa Laval Foodec range of decanter centrifuges is suited for industries where delicate food and beverage products are processed, and where exceptional hygiene standards are crucial.
Alfa Laval FrontLine is the premium range used in dairy, food, beverage and other hygienic applications requiring gentle product treatment, long operating time or superior cleanability.
Alfa Laval tank covers are high-quality openings that provide quick, easy and convenient entry and egress to tank interiors in the dairy, food and beverage, and biopharm industries.
Alfa Laval sanitary, stainless steel housings are vital items in Alfa Laval spiral membrane filtration systems. They are designed to operate with our complete range of full-fit spiral membranes
Alfa Laval Industrial line is an extremely wide product range that is used in all types of industries. The number of sizes, plate and gasket materials and available options are enormous.
The LabStak™ M10 module is the smallest and most compact of the Alfa Laval units for cross-flow membrane filtration
The Alfa Laval LabStak™ M20 module is a flexible plate-and-frame test unit for flat sheet membranes. An optional 2.5” housing makes the unit easily convertible for also spiral membrane testing
The Alfa Laval LabStak™ M37/38 module is a flexible plate-and-frame test unit for UF and MF membrane processes
LabStak™ M39 L/H
The LabStak™ M39L/H module is specially developed for UF and MF of viscous products and fermentation broths. It is designed for optimized flow dynamics, low energy consumption and pressure operation
With a membrane area of only 336 cm² the Alfa Laval LabUnit M10 is the smallest and most compact of the Alfa Laval cross-flow membrane filtration units
The Alfa Laval LabUnit M37/38 is ideal for process development, up-scaling, membrane testing, quality assurance and small-scale production.
Designed to meet the hygienic requirements of the dairy, food and beverage and personal care industries, LKH centrifugal pumps increase process productivity while providing high efficiency.
Alfa Laval M line range is used in the same hygienic applications as the BaseLine range, but M line is selected when higher design pressure or when extra-long plate packs are required.
The MBPX is an easily installed range of separator systems for microbiological applications such as cell cultures, bacteria, rDNA products, and vaccines.
Alfa Laval spiral membrane systems are a compact, inexpensive solution that is easy to use.
MF flat sheet
The microfiltration (MF) membranes available from Alfa Laval are made of polysulphone polymer or fluoro polymer with pore sizes ranging from 0.1 to 0.8 µm. The membranes are available in two series
The microfiltration spiral membranes from Alfa Laval are used on feed streams to remove small-diameter dispersed solids without affecting the balance of the components dissolved within the stream
The Alfa Laval module M30 is specially designed for reverse osmosis and nanofiltration tasks. Its unique features make this module the ideal choice for water removal and recovery
The Alfa Laval module M37 is specially designed for ultrafiltration and microfiltration of highly viscous products (50-250 cP) and fermentation broths
The Alfa Laval module M38L/H is specially designed for ultrafiltration and microfiltration of low to medium viscous products (1-25 cP) and fermentation broths
The Alfa Laval module M39L/H is our most popular for ultrafiltration and microfiltration of highly viscous products (1-30 cP) and fermentations broths. A competitive choice with unique features
NF flat sheet
For nanofiltration (NF) Alfa Laval offers a thinfilm composite polymeric membrane with a MgSO4 rejection >98%. A unique construction on polyester support material provides optimum cleaning conditions
Alfa Laval offers nanofiltration spiral membranes for high-yield concentration and demineralization of products such as antibiotics, whey and UF permeate as well as for low-alcohol beverage production
The OptiLobe is an optimized rotary lobe pump that is a cost-effective alternative to Alfa Laval SRU and SX rotary lobe pumps.
A compact heat exchanger module developed for point of use cooling in pharmaceutical water systems. Alfa Laval Pharma-X is designed to remain sanitized even when not in use (standby mode).
Alfa Laval Pharma-line is a high-quality shell-and-tube heat exchanger especially developed to meet the high hygienic demands of the pharmaceutical industry.
PilotUnit Combi M39/M3.8
The Alfa Laval PilotUnit Combi M39/M3.8 is a versatile test unit that provides a perfect combination of flat sheet and spiral wound membrane configurations for micro- and ultrafiltration.
PilotUnit Combi-50 UF/MF
The Alfa Laval PilotUnit Combi-50 UF/MF is a complete pilot-scale membrane system for test work and small-scale production. It consists of a plate-and-frame module M37 or M38L/H and a 3.8” housing
RO flat sheet
The range of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes from Alfa Laval includes high pH and temperature resistant types. They are made of thinfilm composite material with NaCl rejections between 90 and >98%
Reverse osmosis spiral membranes from Alfa Laval are used for the concentration of heat sensitive feed streams as well as product and water recovery from permeate streams and evaporator condensate
If any undesirable particles are present in the product flow entering a membrane filtration installation, the efficiency and durability of the entire filtration system will be severely affected.
SaniJet range are designed for hygienic applications, such as food, pharmaceutical, personal care and biotechnology. Available in various sizes and different configurations covering any tank size.
With its smooth, low-shear pumping action, the SRU is Alfa Laval’s core rotary lobe pump for the gentle handling of sensitive process fluids within the dairy, food and beverage and biotechnology
SteriTherm™ VLA is an extremely versatile and robust module designed for aseptic heat treatment of a wide range of food products.
Alfa Laval’s premium rotary lobe pump designed for gentle transportation of process fluids in high purity applications in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
The Alfa Laval TestUnit M20 is a fully integrated plate-and-frame system for quick and reliable test work. An optional 2.5” housing makes the system easily convertible for also spiral wound operation
Tri-Clover UltraPure ASME BPE fittings
The Tri-Clover BioPharm product range includes a comprehensive selection of fittings with internal surface finishes with a roughness average (Ra) of < 0.4 - 0.8 μ.
Tri-Clover UltraPure ASME BPE tubes
The Tri-Clover UltraPure product range includes a comprehensive selection of tubes and fittings with internal surface finishes with a roughness average (Ra) of < 0.4 - 0.8 μ, either electropolished.
UF flat sheet
The selection of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes from Alfa Laval covers a broad spectrum of flux properties and MWCO values ranging from 1,000 to 100,000. More series are offered for many applications
The comprehensive range of ultrafiltration spiral membranes from Alfa Laval is a popular choice for many processes applied in the food, beverage, dairy, biotech and pharmaceutical industries
Unique DV-ST UltraPure
The Unique Diaphragm Valve UltraPure meets the requirements of most sterile and ultra-hygienic processes.
Unique Sampling Valve
Alfa Laval Unique sampling valves make it possible to obtain representative samples of food and beverage, personal care and biopharm products. These reliable single- and double-seat valves contribute
Our global service network has dedicated specialists, knowledgeable about your industry. We are here to support you with parts and expertise, wherever and whenever you need them.
The Alfa Laval 360° Service Portfolio covers all your needs throughout the life cycle of your equipment — from start-up, maintenance, support and improvements to monitoring services — for maximum uptime, availability and optimization.
By minimizing your total cost of ownership, we help you stay ahead of the competition.
On the pulse of industrial fermentation
Demand is on the rise for bio-based products, such as bio-plastics, and bio-chemicals. With growth of the fermentation-based industry come challenges, including sustainability issues, environmental concerns and production cost constraints.
Alfa Laval addresses these challenges through our broad portfolio of hygienic equipment and services for lab, pilot-scale and full-scale fermentation. Using Alfa Laval equipment helps you continuously extract valuable products from fermentation broth or solid-substrate cultures. We help you produce viable cellular material, chemical compounds, enzymes and other proteins or transform substrates into viable products – cost-effectively and sustainably. By combining equipment in the optimal way, Alfa Laval can help you improve the profitability of your operation.
Why choose Alfa Laval?
- Scale up easily from laboratory to full-scale production
- Achieve highest hygiene standards and high quality repeatable processing
- Maximize product quality and yield
- Reduce total cost of ownership
- Reduce environmental impact
- Increase uptime
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