Different beverage production processes require different beverage machinery and equipment. The following introduces several common and commonly used machinery and equipment in the production of soda water.
Water is a large raw material used in beverage production, and the quality of water quality has a greater impact on the quality of beverages. Therefore, the water must be treated to meet the process requirements. Water treatment equipment is usually divided into three categories according to its function: water filtration equipment, water softening equipment and water disinfection and sterilization equipment.
1. Water filtration equipment
(1) Sand and gravel filtration equipment (multi-media filtration equipment)
Sand and gravel filter (multi-media filter) is a mechanical filtration equipment with layered anthracite, sand, finely divided garnet or other materials as the bed. In order to filter particles of different particle sizes in the water by depth, the larger particles are removed at the top layer and the smaller particles are removed in the deeper part of the filter medium, so that the water quality reaches the standard after coarse filtration and reduces the SDI ( Sludge density index) value, to meet the water quality requirements of deep purification.
(2) Activated carbon filter
Activated carbon has an adsorption effect and a certain turbidity removal effect. The main structure and arrangement of the activated carbon filter are similar to those of the sand filter. Therefore, activated carbon adsorption is also called activated carbon filtration. Activated carbon filtration is mainly used for organic impurities in water and molecular colloidal micro-particle impurities in water, and can also be used for dechlorination.
(3) Sand mandrel filter
Sand mandrel filter, also known as sand plug filter, has been shaped in water treatment equipment. It is mainly suitable for water treatment with a small amount of treated water and only containing organic matter, bacteria and other impurities in the water.
(4) Microporous filter
Microporous filtration is a new type of membrane separation technology. It can filter out filtrate, gas particles above 0.01μm and bacteria. Its characteristics are high capture capacity, large filtering area, long service life, high filtering precision, low resistance, high mechanical strength, no peeling phenomenon, strong acid and alkali resistance, and easy to use. This filter can filter out most of the particles, so it is widely used in fine filtration and sterilization processes.