Applications Expertise Delivers Value
Financial Impact: $450,000
Reduced cleaning time by 10% per day, making more time available for continuous improvement
Eliminated 370 tons of waste in UF permeate and waste water through improved protein capture
Identified opportunities to improve protein capture by 614,000 lb/year
Increased brine UF productivity leading to a 15% improvement in brine turnover and improvement in cheese quality
A California Dairy processor was looking for ways to optimize their Whey Protein
Concentrate (WPC) membrane operation and requested help from Solecta to complete a comprehensive process audit.
In collaboration with the client…
Established a more stringent standard for protein yield which redefined acceptability of membrane performance
Identified an improved membrane solution to decrease turn-over time of the cheese brine resulting in increased productivity without additional CAPEX
The Overall Impact
Upon successful execution of the identified initiatives, client was able to increase profitability by $450,000 through improved WPC yields and improve cheese quality via increased brine turn-over.
I think the key is not only in the performance of the membranes, but the excellent insights and support that lift Solecta above other companies.