Evaporation Process Benefits
ll of us benefit from the evaporation process every day, in the beverages we drink, the foods we eat, and the products we use.
Evaporation process benefits for foods and beverages.
hermal processing can be used to evaporate liquid from many products. Beverage producers use evaporation processing to create concentrates (such as juice concentrates). Dairy producers use it to dry whey or lactose into powders, which can then be used in new products like infant formula or protein shakes.
Evaporation process benefits for industrial wastewater.
any industrial processes use huge volumes of water. For instance, metal cans must be rinsed with water after they are manufactured. Simply flushing the untreated wastewater from this process down the drain would be wasteful and potentially harmful to the environment. In the past, processing plants have had to truck the wastewater to a treatment plant. But this can be very expensive and inefficient. Using evaporation processing, however, manufacturers can evaporate clean water (steam) from the wastewater on site. This clean water can then be reused in the processing plant. This helps processing plants save money—they no longer have to truck large volumes of wastewater to a treatment facility; they can recycle the clean water within the plant.
Evaporation process benefits for the ethanol industry.
thanol producers are left with a syrupy liquid after they extract the biofuel from a food by-product (corn syrup, for example). Thermal process technology can be used to evaporate the syrup into another form. Often, this new product still has nutritional value and can be added to animal feed.