Whey and milk permeate demineralization

Demineralized whey

Dairy applications for demineralized whey powder of the highest quality

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Demineralization improves crystallization and decreases costs for CIP.

Demineralized whey powder – new challenge for the dairy industry

UF permeate processing by MEGA Electrodialysis

MEGA electrodialysis technology for whey demineralization

Reduce costs increase profits
D40 - D90+ demineralization degree
Continuous development in our own R&D centre

MEGA is a leading electrodialysis technology provider for dairy companies which produce demineralized whey powder as an ingredient for subsequent use in the food industry applications.

Edible lactose by electrodialysis only

MEGA dairy processing technology turns whey and all its sub-products from a by-product stream into a new source of profit and opens new markets for you.

Using MEGA electrodialysis enables you to certify your products as organic

According to the EU Implementing Regulation 2020/464 of, updating REGULATION (EU) 2018/848 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 May 2018 on organic production and labelling of organic products, electrodialysis technology.

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MEGA is a leading electrodialysis technology provider for dairy companies which produce demineralized whey powder as an ingredient for subsequent use in the food industry applications.

Edible lactose by electrodialysis only

MEGA dairy processing technology turns whey and all its sub-products from a by-product stream into a new source of profit and opens new markets for you.

Using MEGA electrodialysis enables you to certify your products as organic

Would you like to know more about demineralizing whey?

Contact our specialist





Demineralized whey powder

What

What is demineralized whey powder

Demineralized whey powder is a great source of profit and supplementary nutrition. It is a very beneficial ingredient used in many foods and dairy products.

Demineralized whey powder is the final product after the electrodialysis (ED) and spray drying process. Electrodialysis extracts minerals from the liquid whey utilizing the membrane process. Then the demineralized liquid whey is spray dried (liquid removal) into demineralized whey powder.

Typical levels of demineralization are D40, D50, D70, D90 (1% ash ODB).

Milk permeate vs whey permeate

Demineralized whey powder uses

Nowadays, whey and its derivatives such as whey protein concentrates (WPC), and whey protein isolate (WPI) are highly valued by-products of dairy (curd, Greek yoghurt, casein) and cheese manufacturing industries. They have a high potential for their nutritional value and various options for further processing/reuse, in terms mainly of their content of protein, eventually lactose.

Demineralized whey powders are a cost-effective and tasty alternative for skimmed milk solids in numerous applications:

  • infant formula,
  • sport nutrition,
  • baby food,
  • bakery, sauces,
  • dietary foods,
  • chocolate, confectionery, ice cream,
  • cheese,
  • fortified dairy products,
  • and animal feed.

Why choose MEGA technology for cheese whey treatment?

Why choose MEGA electrodialysis to demineralize UF permeates

MEGA electrodialysis applications in dairy

Each type of cheese whey has its own characteristics, and that is why it must be demineralized and reused depending on its specific composition.

MEGA offers solutions for all types of dairy by-products and here is the overview of potential dairy demineralization application by MEGA electrodialysis:

  • demineralization of sweet or acid whey,
  • demineralization of UF permeate,
  • production of lactose with mother liquor as a by-product ,
  • demineralization of mother liquor after crystallization of lactose,
  • demineralization of UF permeate to produce DML and lactose,
  • demineralization of whey protein concentrate (WPC),
  • demineralization of whey protein isolate (WPI).

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Advantages

MEGA portfolio for dairy demineralization

MEGA manufactures complete electrodialysis industrial units with its own independent control system for automatic operation, which can be easily integrated into your technological process. Most efficient for such application is operation in batch mode for high product desalination degree.

MEGA offers not only ED units but also a complete portfolio of equipment for demineralized whey powder production, along with the know-how to get the most out of your raw ingredients.

Main benefits

  • complex tailor-made technology,
  • economical and environmentally friendly process,
  • 30 years of proven industrial experience of MEGA,
  • aftersale service by MEGA Care

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Michal Jirdasek

Michal Jirdasek

Key Account Manager

+420 606 387 947 michal.jirdasek@mega.cz
Ales Platzer

Ales Platzer

Sales Manager

+420 702 176 317 ales.platzer@mega.cz
Tereza Hudakova

Tereza Hudakova

Sales Manager

+420 771 122 363 tereza.hudakova@mega.cz