Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Faculty Advisor

Nowick, Henry W.

Center

Gallo-Modesto, California

Abstract

Filtration is one of the most important operations in the process of making wine. Through this step wine gains clarity and stability. Wine can filter naturally, however in order to make the procedure quicker while maintaining the same high quality, winemakers usually rely on different filtration methods. E & J Gallo Winery has been using cross flow microfiltration for filtering certain wines, however, some components have caused membrane fouling and low filtration rates. With the goal to improve the predictive power of wine filtration, this project utilized literature, chemical engineering principles and experiments performed on a bench scale microfiltration unit to analyze the root causes of decreasing cross flow filterability.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

Project Center

Gallo-Modesto, California

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