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Microbrewery Water Treatment/Reuse.

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Most brewers find it necessary to treat the water before using it for brewing. Beer is 85 to 95% water, therefore, water quality can have a great influence on beer taste. Reverse osmosis (RO) has been the method of choice for most brewers, but there are significant shortcomings to RO:

• RO systems are low recovery, often less than 40% creating unnecessary water waste
• RO systems operate at high pressure and are energy intensive
• RO systems are maintenance intensive and require frequent cleaning and/or element replacement
• RO systems strip the water of minerals that are valuable for the brewing process
• RO systems usually require pretreatment for hardness reduction
• RO water is highly corrosive and must be re-mineralized prior to use

The EconoPure™ LFNano™ system mitigates the problems with traditional RO systems. The LFNano™, in concept and operation, is much the same as RO. The key difference is the degree of removal of monovalent ions. RO removes the monovalent ions at 98-99% and has low recovery. The LFNano™ monovalent ion removal varies between 70 to 90% with a 85 to 90% water recovery rate. Unlike RO, the LFNano™ treated water maintains the beneficial mineral content, which is excellent for brewing purposes. By incorporating the LFNano™ the brewer will have the consistent water quality with low energy, high recovery and minimal maintenance cost. The LFNano™ is not only the best product for brewing, it is also environmentally friendly, saving energy and minimizing water waste, which is vitally important in places like drought-stricken California.

The LFNano™ can benefit in the following brewery scenarios:
• Clean and soften water for brewing use
• Clean waste stream for reuse
• Clean waste for municipal discharge

LFNano™ Commercial Max. Capacity (Permeate)* Max. Operating Pressure Max. Recovery* Max. NaCL Rejection* Hardness Removal Virus/Bacteria Rejection Power **
2000 GPD 100 PSI 93% 90% 90% 99.99% 110 V, Single Phase, 60 Hz

LFNano™ commercial systems are sold in modules, each module has a maximum capacity of 2000 GPD. For example, an application requiring 10,000 GPD will employ five LFNano™ commercial modules integrated into a total solution.

* The ultimate capacity, recovery, and rejection is a function of membrane selection.  LFNano™ is offered with multiple membrane options to optimize efficiency and to create the perfect ‘designer water’ for each application.

**  Other options available on request