Geneviève Gésan-Guiziou - Articles and news items
Issue 1 2013 • 27 February 2013 • Geneviève Gésan-Guiziou, Research Director at the French Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA
Membrane applications in the dairy industry date back to the late 1960s with the concentration of milk proteins using the MMV process named after its inventors, Maubois, Mocquot and Vassal. Since then, membrane applications in the dairy sector have not stopped growing and nowadays, the presence of membrane equipments in dairy factories is very common. The equipment encompasses a large variety of different processes that have been successfully implemented throughout the diff – erent manufacturing stages, from reception of raw milk to waste-water treatment.
In the last 30 years, membrane processes have become major tools in the food industry.1,2 This industry represents the second sector of membrane applications, after water treatment, and on equal terms with pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications.
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