Faculty Advisor

Dibiasio, David.

Abstract

Excessive plugging of final cartridge filters has long been a concern at Gallo's Modesto processing facility. Our investigation identified the cause of final filter pluggings, improved current filterability tests, and elucidated chemical reactions that occur during storage of bottling wine. Our methods included observations, discussions, research and experimentation. We developed a series of procedural changes, equipment modifications and areas for future research. If implemented these recommendations are expected to significantly reduce final filter pluggings and improve the overall filtration process.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

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