Screw separators gain traction in the food processing market
Dewatering distillery and brewery waste, and filtering waste water are key applications of screw separators in the food processing industry.
Screw separators have gained paramount importance for separation of solid residues from liquids through sedimentation across a wide range of industries, says a new market analysis from Fact. MR. Low investment and little maintenance are one of the major requirements of screw separator end-users, which has influenced developments in this sector as a consequence.
Screw separators have also gained immense traction in the food processing industry. Dewatering distillery and brewery waste, and filtering waste water resulting from vegetable and fruit processing plants are key applications of screw separators in the food processing industry.
Screw separators find applications in various industries as they are largely used for separation of solids from liquid and sludge.
Attributes such as reducing odour in solids, increasing storage capacity, less sedimentation, low-cost maintenance, minimum operation, and others have been driving the demand for screw separators over the years.
Rapid industrialisation in emerging economies, along with incessant growth in livestock and food processing industries, is likely to drive the demand for screw separators for efficient slurry management. Screw press separators are highly used in the livestock farm management practices for solid-liquid separation of livestock slurry. On most dairy farms, livestock slurry management is considered the most cost-intensive process due to the higher cost of storage and spreading.
As a dairy farm develops, the need for an efficient farm dairy effluent system is generated. Slurry separators play a vital role in slurry management where they assist in reducing the slurry volume by 15 to 20 percent which, in turn, translates into higher slurry volume storage. In addition, separation enhances the consistency of liquid slurry and reduces sward contamination issues.
Product innovation is readily adopted in the screw separators market. Continuous efforts of manufacturers to improve the efficiency of the equipment and implementation of new technologies will help guide the future of the screw separators market.