Filtering Or Sorption Patents (Class 127/55)
  • Patent number: 10967294
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of enriching beetroot products to increase the nitrate content of the beetroot powder product. The disclosure also relates to beetroot powder products with increased with at least 4% nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ThermoLife International, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Kramer, Alexandros Nikolaidis
  • Patent number: 10549238
    Abstract: Methods of regenerating a strong base anion resin are described. The method comprises collecting a salt-containing product from a chromatographic system configured to process a biomass derived material. The salt-containing product is processed through a nanofiltration membrane to collect a salt-containing permeate, which is used to regenerate a spent strong base anion resin. The biomass may be a plant-based material, such as sugar beets or sugar cane. A system for regenerating a strong base anion resin is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amalgamated Research LLC
    Inventors: Michael M. Kearney, Timothy E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 10196415
    Abstract: A method for producing D-galactose from a dissolved solution of dried whey permeate or a liquid whey permeate is disclosed. The method comprises: removing non-sugar insoluble materials from the dissolved solution of dried whey permeate or the liquid whey permeate; removing protein from the dissolved solution of dried whey permeate or the liquid whey permeate from which non-sugar solid precipitates are removed; and removing ash, salts or both from the dissolved solution of dried whey permeate or the liquid whey permeate from which the proteins are removed. Another method for producing D-tagatose is disclosed. The other method comprises isomerizing D-galactose produced by the foregoing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Jae Yang, Min Hae Kim, Taek Beom Kim, Young Mi Lee, Seong Bo Kim, Seung Won Park
  • Patent number: 9945000
    Abstract: Acid hydrolysis of biomass is an important step for releasing the component sugars before converting them to fuels and/or biochemicals. During such a process, a significant amount of mineral acid, such as sulfuric acid, is used. In most cases, the residual acid is neutralized with lime before the sugar conversion step. By doing so, a waste calcium sulphate stream is generated and sent to disposal. The efficient separation of acid from the sugars would allow the recycle of the acid and make the entire process more economically viable. We found that a resin bed packed with an acid retardation resin can be used to achieve an efficient separation (i.e. 98.5% recovery of the acid) of the sulfuric acid from the sugars. The resin bed can be simply regenerated with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FPINNOVATIONS
    Inventors: Naceur Jemaa, Michael Paleologou, Talat Mahmood
  • Patent number: 9809867
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions using activated carbon for optimizing purification and clarification of sugar streams produced from cellulosic or lignocellulosic biomass. Also provided are methods and compositions for decreasing one or more undesirable products during pretreatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SWEETWATER ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sarad Parekh, Carl P. Felice
  • Patent number: 9670516
    Abstract: A method of producing a sugar liquid from cellulose-containing biomass includes (1) to (4): (1) subjecting a cellulose-containing biomass to a dilute sulfuric acid treatment and thereafter separating the treated cellulose-containing biomass into a dilute sulfuric acid-treated liquid and a cellulose-containing solid content; (2) adding a cellulase to the cellulose-containing solid content to hydrolyze the cellulose and thereafter obtaining a sugar liquid; (3) filtering the dilute sulfuric acid-treated liquid through a nanofiltration membrane at pH 2.5 or lower to thereby separate a sugar concentrated liquid as a retentate and at the same time recover a sulfuric acid aqueous solution as a permeate; and (4) reusing the whole amount or a part of the sulfuric acid aqueous solution obtained in (3) in the dilute sulfuric acid treatment in (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Minamino, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 9587217
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a biomass feedstock at a high temperature, includes a cooling device 90 for cooling a biomass treated liquid at a high temperature; an enzymatic saccharification tank 103 for saccharifying a cooled treated liquid 101B with an enzyme; a solid-liquid separation apparatus 112 for removing water-slightly soluble substances contained in a saccharide solution 104 taken out from the enzymatic saccharification tank 103 and a foreign substance removing unit 113 provided with a microfiltration (MF) membrane 113a; a dilution tank 132, disposed downstream of the foreign substance removing unit 113, for diluting the saccharide solution from which the water-slightly soluble substances are removed by adding water thereto; a water separation unit 116, provided with a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane 116a, for removing water 114 from the diluted saccharide solution so as to obtain concentrated saccharide solution 115.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignees: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LTD
    Inventors: Akira Nishimura, Takahiro Yamauchi, Kentaro Ogura, Haruka Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Atsushi Minamino, Hideo Suzuki, Gaku Kondo
  • Patent number: 9504992
    Abstract: A solid acid catalyst for preparing a monosaccharide by degrading agarose includes a particle having a carbonized chaff and a sulfonyl group which is chemically bound on a surface of the carbonized chaff. A method of preparing the monosaccharides from seaweed using the solid acid catalyst includes reacting agarose with the solid acid catalyst, thereby preparing the monosaccharide by using an economical and efficient process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Chae Hwan Hong
  • Patent number: 9446351
    Abstract: A filtration medium comprises a textile substrate and a mercury abatement coating on a least a portion of the surface of the textile substrate. The mercury abatement coating comprises a copper salt, a binder, and other optional components. A process for removing mercury from a gaseous stream uses the filtration medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Shulong Li, Richard A. Mayernik, Xinfei Yu
  • Patent number: 9079932
    Abstract: Suggested is a method for improving the yield during the production of crystalline alpha lactose, wherein (a) an aqueous lactose solution is adjusted to a temperature of between about 62 and 67° C., (b) the solution is cooled down to between about 20 and 30° C., (c) the solution is held at this temperature for 0 to 5 h, (d) subsequently, the solution is re-heated to between about 30 and 35° C., (e) the solution is held at this temperature for 0 to 5 h, (f) then the solution is cooled down to about 10° C. and (g) subsequently, the precipitated alpha lactose crystals are separated from the second mother liquor, (h) an amount of a carbohydrate compound is added to the second mother liquor such that the solubility product of the residual amount of lactose that is still soluble is exceeded, (i) the second amount of precipitated alpha lactose crystals is separated from the mother liquor, dried, and (j) both amounts of alpha lactose crystals are combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH
    Inventor: Sven-Rainer Döring
  • Publication number: 20150136121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of processing lignocellulosic material to obtain hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose and other high-value products. Also provided are hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose, and other high-value products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Jansen, Claire Gregoire, Philip Travisano, Lee Madsen, Neta Matis, Yael Miriam Har-Tal, Shay Eliahu, James Alan Lawson, Noa Lapidot, Luke Burke, Aharon M. Eyal, Timothy Allen Bauer, Hagit Sade, Paul McWilliams, Michael Zviely, Adam Carden
  • Publication number: 20150128932
    Abstract: Systems for treating biomass for the production of ethanol are disclosed. The systems are configured to treat a liquid component separated from biomass to yield sugars available to be fermented into a fermentation product. The systems comprise a filter configured to remove particulate matter to provide a filtered component and an apparatus configured to remove inhibitors from the filtered liquid component provide a treated liquid component comprising sugars available for fermentation. Methods for treating for treating biomass useful in the production of a fermentation product are also disclosed. The methods include the steps of filtering a liquid component to remove particulate matter thereby yielding a filtered liquid component, and treating the filtered liquid component to remove inhibitors thereby yielding a treated liquid component comprising sugars available to be fermented into a fermentation product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Richard Kwiatkowski, William F. McDonald, David Charles Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150090252
    Abstract: The present document describes an apparatus, and processes for the sterilization and/or pasteurization of sap without denaturing polyphenols and other ingredients present therein, and a sap product prepared from the processes
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FEDERATION DES PRODUCTEURS ACERICOLES DU QUEBEC
    Inventors: Julie BARBEAU, Genevieve BELAND
  • Publication number: 20150087031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of processing lignocellulosic material to obtain hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose and other high-value products. Also provided are hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose, and other high-value products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Jansen, Claire Gregoire, philip Travisano, Lee Madsen, Neta Matis, Yael Har-Tal, Shay Eliahu, James Alan Lawson, Noa Lapidot, Luke Burke, Aharon M. Eyal, Timothy Allen Bauer, Hagit Sade, Paul Mcwilliams, Ziv-Vladimir Belman, Bassem Hallac, Michael Zviely, Yelena Gershinksy, Adam Carden
  • Publication number: 20150083118
    Abstract: A method of producing a sugar liquid includes filtering a sugar liquid through a nanofiltration membrane and collecting a sugar liquid from the feed side, wherein a sugar liquid containing an organic liquid compound having a relative dielectric constant of not less than 17 at 25° C. is filtered through the nanofiltration membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Junpei Kishimoto, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Atsushi Minamino, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 8986459
    Abstract: A method of producing a sugar liquid includes concentrating an aqueous cellulose-derived sugar solution with a nanofiltration membrane and/or reverse osmosis membrane, wherein the concentration is carried out after adding a water-soluble anionic polymer to the aqueous cellulose-derived sugar solution to remove a fermentation inhibitor(s) into a permeate side of the nanofiltration membrane and/or reverse osmosis membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Minamino, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 8956460
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to processes for recovery of values from a fermentation mass obtained in producing ethanol. Further, the present invention relates to processes for the recovery of values from an inorganic- and lignin-containing mass. The present invention also relates to processes for the recovery of a fraction having enhanced silica content from a silica-containing mass. Still further, the present invention relates to processes for the recovery of crude ethanol from a fermentation mass. The present invention relates to various lignin-containing products and solutions and mineral-rich products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aziz Ahmed, Quang A. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8906235
    Abstract: When lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate is included in fermentation medium, the broth resulting from biocatalyst production is complex with low filterability. A heat treatment was found to increase filterability, allowing efficient separation of a liquid fraction from a solid fraction, which is further processed for water recycle and syrup production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Susan Marie Hennessey, Annemarie Mitchell, Mathias E. Stolarski, James Gregory Wood
  • Patent number: 8889001
    Abstract: A maple sap reverse osmosis system that comprises a feed pressure pump configured for receiving maple tree sap, a filter bank, at least one pressure pump operatively connected to the feed pressure pump through the filter bank, at least one recirculation pump operatively connected to the at least one pressure pump, each recirculation pump having an associated housing having an input positioned at a bottom portion of the housing, a permeate output and a concentrate output, the housing enclosing a membrane producing permeate and concentrate from the maple sap and an air inlet operatively connected to a housing in a exit position. The housings are serially connected from an entrance position housing to the exit position housing through associated inputs and concentrate outputs and wherein the housings can be completely drained of liquid through the input of the entrance position housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Memprotec Inc.
    Inventor: Denis Cote
  • Publication number: 20140261395
    Abstract: The process of producing maple syrup from maple sap can include concentrating the maple sap to a sugar content of between 30 and 50° Brix using membrane filtration, including increasing a differential pressure of the membrane filtration in accordance with an increasing of an osmotic pressure as the sugar content increases to eventually reach the sugar content of between 30 and 50° Brix; and subjecting the concentrated maple sap having a sugar content of between 30 and 50° Brix to evaporation until it transforms into maple syrup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: H2O Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Rock Gaulin, Pierre Courtois
  • Publication number: 20140017729
    Abstract: A method of producing a sugar liquid includes concentrating an aqueous cellulose-derived sugar solution with a nanofiltration membrane and/or reverse osmosis membrane, wherein the concentration is carried out after adding a water-soluble anionic polymer to the aqueous cellulose-derived sugar solution to remove a fermentation inhibitor(s) into a permeate side of the nanofiltration membrane and/or reverse osmosis membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Minamino, Hiroyuki Kurihara, Katsushige Yamada
  • Patent number: 8613858
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nanofiltration process for enriching and concentrating a neutral organic compound into the permeated liquid with negative retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Dupont Nutrition Biosciences APS
    Inventors: Mika Mänttäri, Elina Sjöman, Heikki Heikkilä, Hannu Koivikko, Jutta Lindell
  • Patent number: 8608970
    Abstract: A system and method for hardwood pulp liquid hydrolysate conditioning includes a first evaporator receives a hardwood mix extract and outputting a quantity of vapor and extract. A hydrolysis unit receives the extract, hydrolyzes and outputs to a lignin separation device, which separates and recovers a quantity of lignin. A neutralization device receives extract from the lignin separation device and a neutralizing agent, producing a mixture of solid precipitate and a fifth extract. The solid precipitate is removed from the fifth extract. A second evaporator removes a quantity of acid from the fifth extract in a vapor form. This vapor may be recycled to improve total acid recovery or discarded. A desalination device receives the diluted extract, separates out some of the acid and salt and outputs a desalinated solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Red Shield Acquisition, LLC, University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Darrell M. Waite, Richard Arnold, James St. Pierre, Hemant P. Pendse, William H. Ceckler
  • Patent number: 8551250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of extracting a carbohydrate from a carbohydrate juice, said method comprising the steps of: a) providing an adsorbent having unsaturated hydrocarbon groups exposed on its surface wherein said groups are capable of adsorbing a carbohydrate to the (internal) surface of the adsorbent by CH/p interaction, and optionally in addition by hydrogen bonding; b) contacting said raw carbohydrate juice with said adsorbent under conditions by which said carbohydrate is adsorbed to said adsorbent by CH/p interaction, and c) desorbing said carbohydrate from said adsorbent by increasing the temperature of the carbohydrate-adsorbent complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Johan Alexander Vente, Paulus Josephus Theodorus Bussmann, Moniek Afra Boon, André Banier De Haan
  • Patent number: 8287652
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved nanofiltration process of recovering xylose from a solution of a plant-based biomass hydrolysate. The process of the present invention is based on the regulation of the xylose flux in the nanofiltration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Danisco A/S
    Inventors: Heikki Heikkilä, Hannu Koivikko, Elina Sjöman, Mika Mänttäri
  • Publication number: 20120238777
    Abstract: A method is provided for concentrating a material solution using at least two consecutive membrane separating stages, each stage for separating the material solution into a retentate and a permeate. The cut-off of the membranes used in the separating stages is higher than that of the membrane used in the previous stage. The retentate of each separating stage, with the exception of the last stage, is fed to the following separating stage as a feed, and the permeate from at least one separating stage is fed back to a preceding separating stage and introduced into the feed thereof. The fed-back permeate has a concentration and viscosity that substantially corresponds to the concentration and viscosity of the preceding separating stage into which the permeate is introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN
    Inventors: Michael Harasek, Saeed Gul
  • Patent number: 8097086
    Abstract: A method for preparing a sugar syrup having high fructose content, is implemented using at least one fruit containing sorbitol, particularly apples, pears, plums, prunes, peaches, nectarines, apricots and grapes, from which a first juice is extracted. The first juice is processed in order to obtain a clarified and demineralised sweet juice having a colour lower than 45 ICUMSA and having a conductometric ash content lower than 0.4%. The clarified and demineralised sweet juice is then processed in order to hydrolyse the saccharose into fructose and glucose. The method further includes an isomerisation of the glucose in fructose, and removing the sorbitol naturally occurring in the starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignees: Nutritis, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Toulouse
    Inventors: Pierre Lapoujade, Alain Guibert, Francoise Ouarne
  • Patent number: 8075779
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an integrated process and system for water treatment, in particular, an integrated process and system for water treatment in the beverage manufacture cycle. The water treatment process is directed to treating an influent water solution, a low sugar concentration solution, and a high sugar concentration solution. The water treatment system is directed to a system for treating an influent water solution, a system for treating a low sugar concentration solution, and system for treating a high sugar concentration solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Environmental Management Corporation
    Inventor: David Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110108021
    Abstract: A composition and process for treating sugar solutions that includes one or more sources of ammonium that obtain a pH in water solution above pH 7.0, such as ammonium bicarbonate (NH4HCO3), ammonium phosphate dibasic (NH4)2HPO4, and ammonium sulfite (NH4)2SO3. The composition can also include a particulate sulfur reagent, an amorphous silica, a particulate aluminum reagent, a particulate phosphorous reagent, a particulate filter aid selected from diatomaceous earth and perlite, a particulate activated carbon, a particulate bleaching earth, a polymer decolorant, or combinations thereof. The individual materials can be pre-mixed before addition to the sugar solution, added individually to the sugar solution, or added as a combination of one or more singular ingredients and one or more pre-mixed ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Carbo-UA Limited
    Inventors: James Bushong, Emmanuel M. Sarir
  • Patent number: 7582444
    Abstract: Process for improving the separation efficiency of residual solid matter from the liquid phase of an aqueous acid hydrolysate of a naturally occurring polysaccharide comprising dissolved sugars, and residual acid wherein a flocculating agent(s) is added to the aqueous mixture in an effective amount, and a process of producing fermentation products comprising the steps of, (i) hydrolysing a particulate polysaccharide based plant derived material in an acid medium, and thereby forming an aqueous mixture comprising dissolved sugar and solid matter, (ii) subjecting the aqueous mixture to one or more separation stages in which solid matter are removed from the aqueous phase, (iii) adjusting the pH of the obtained aqueous phase to a pH of at least 4, (iv) fermenting the dissolved sugars of the aqueous phase by a microorganism to produce a fermentation product, (v) isolating the fermentation product, wherein in at least one separation stage in step (ii) a flocculating agent is added to the aqueous mixture in an effe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Water Treatments Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Hughes
  • Publication number: 20090173339
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved nanofiltration process of recovering xylose from a solution of a plant-based biomass hydrolysate. The process of the present invention is based on the regulation of the xylose flux in the nanofiltration process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: DANISCO A/S
    Inventors: Heikki Heikkilä, Hannu Koivikko, Elina Sjöman, Mika Mänttäri
  • Publication number: 20090151715
    Abstract: A method for purifying a sucrose material already in a high purity liquid, crystalline or other form of sucrose, such as raw sugar, utilizing chromatography, or utilizing chromatography in connection with other methods of purification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Amalgamated Research LLC
    Inventors: Dennis D. Costesso, Michael M. Kearney
  • Publication number: 20090126719
    Abstract: A process for the treatment of sugar cane filter cake mud separates and extracts the mud's components into useful materials. The materials include fiber, lignin, beta-carotene, oil containing a high content of phytosterols, and refined wax. The fiber can be used as an animal feed or a source of energy, the refined wax is a resource of policosanol and other established purposes, and resin can be used an additive in asphalt mixtures and tire manufacturing or can be recycled back into the sugar milling process. The process is self contained, requiring the input only of fresh water and chemical additives to adjust pH and coloration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Rafael Almagro
  • Publication number: 20090050135
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for obtaining white sugar from sugar cane by treating the crude sugar juice with acid activated bentonite selected from the group of smectites, whereby the acid activated bentonite mixture replaces the traditional environmental unfriendly sulfitation process, wherein the mineral bentonite together with aluminium and iron sulfates, phosphoric and sulfuric acid and acid salt solutions allows to obtain a high quality white sugar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: SUD-CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Werner Zschau, Rosalina Condemarin, Jose Antonio Ortiz Niembro
  • Patent number: 7455997
    Abstract: A process of producing fermentation product comprising the steps of, (i) forming an acidified suspension of particulate plant derived material comprising a first polysaccharide which is more readily hydrolysable and a second polysaccharide which is more difficult to hydrolysable, (ii) allowing the first polysaccharide to undergo hydrolysis by action of the acid at a temperature of at least 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Water Treatments Ltd
    Inventor: Jonathan Hughes
  • Publication number: 20080168982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of extracting a carbohydrate from a carbohydrate juice, said method comprising the steps of: a) providing an adsorbent having unsaturated hydrocarbon groups exposed on its surface wherein said groups are capable of adsorbing a carbohydrate to the (internal) surface of the adsorbent by CH/p interaction, and optionally in addition by hydrogen bonding; b) contacting said raw carbohydrate juice with said adsorbent under conditions by which said carbohydrate is adsorbed to said adsorbent by CH/p interaction, and c) desorbing said carbohydrate from said adsorbent by increasing the temperature of the carbohydrate-adsorbent complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Johan Alexander Vente, Paulus Josephus Theodoru Bussmann, Moniek Afra Boon, Andre Banier De Haan
  • Publication number: 20080163867
    Abstract: This invention comprises novel application of a molecular separation process, including one or more of a membrane separation/filtration process comprising reverse osmosis, micro filtration, nanofiltration ultrafiltration and perevaporation and the like to several process streams obtained in process of production of for synthesis, purification or isolation of 1-6-Dichloro-1-6-DIDEOXY-?-Fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-galactopyranoside (TGS), its precursors or its derivatives for achieving a separation of molecules in combination with conventional unit processes of separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2006
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Subramanyam, Rakesh Ratnam, Sundeep Aurora
  • Publication number: 20080053899
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an integrated process and system for water treatment, in particular, an integrated process and system for water treatment in the beverage manufacture cycle. The water treatment process is directed to treating an influent water solution, a low sugar concentration solution, and a high sugar concentration solution. The water treatment system is directed to a system for treating an influent water solution, a system for treating a low sugar concentration solution, and system for treating a high sugar concentration solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: David Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20080017187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved process for extract purification of sugar beet raw juice, especially for reduction of lime consumption during the purification of sugar beet raw juice, to a process for producing a nutrient-rich non-sucrose concentrate from sugar beet raw juice, to the non-sucrose substance concentrate thus produced, to uses of the non-sucrose substance concentrate and to an apparatus for preliming sugar beet raw juice and/or for obtaining the non-sucrose substance concentrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Eric Deneus, Gunter Merkel, Thomas Michelberger, Mohsen Ajdari Rad, Marc Willems
  • Patent number: 7314528
    Abstract: The invention relates to removing crystallization inhibitors from a solution comprising one or more reducing sugars by nanofiltration, hydrolysis and/or chromatography. The reducing sugars are typically selected from fructose and xylose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Danisco Sweeteners Oy
    Inventors: Hannu Koivikko, Minna Kaarto, Heikki Heikkilä, Mirja Lindroos, Juha Nurmi
  • Patent number: 7077953
    Abstract: An acid recovery system used in a hydrolysis operation includes a chromatographic unit to provide initial separation of sugar and acid. The sugar product provided by the chromatographic unit is processed to produce higher value products, such as ethanol. The remaining acid is contaminated by sugar. A nanofiltration unit containing a nanofilter membrane processes the sugar contaminated acid. The acid is allowed to permeate across the nanofilter membrane while sugar is rejected. The permeate is provided to a conventional acid recovery system and recycled for use in the hydrolysis process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Harris Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Ranney
  • Patent number: 7067013
    Abstract: Method for producing refined sugar from sugared juice, such as raw juice from sugar cane or from sugar beet, containing sugar and impurities, which comprises the operations of: tangential filtration of the sugared juice in order to obtain a retentate and a filtrate, softening of the filtrate in order to obtain a softened filtrate, concentration of the softened filtrate in order to obtain a softened syrup, chromatography of the softened syrup in order to obtain an extract enriched in sugars and a raffinate enriched in impurities, crystallisation of the extract in two or more crystallisation/separation steps in order to obtain refined sugar and a run-off, and combination of the run-off with the softened syrup in order that they are both subjected to the chromatography operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: APPLEXION
    Inventors: Marc-André Theoleyre, Stanislas Baudouin
  • Patent number: 7037377
    Abstract: A lactulose-containing powder composition is produced by preparing a raw material liquid so that a lactulose content within a powder produced following spray drying is 10 to 50% by weight, a protein content is 0.2 to 9.0 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of lactulose, and a chlorine content is no more than 0.08 parts by weight per 1 part by weight of protein, and subsequently subjecting this raw material liquid to spray drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Tomita, Sadayuki Kokubo, Teruhiko Mizota, Nobuo Ichihashi, Nobuo Seki, Kenji Nishi
  • Patent number: 7008485
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of separating compounds with a small molar mass from compounds having a molar mass less than 1.9 times that of the compounds with a small molar mass using nanofiltration. The compounds with a small molar mass have a typical molar mass less than 250 g/mol. In one embodiment of the invention, pentose sugars are separated from hexose sugars. The invention can be applied to the recovery of xylose from spent liquors and to the recovery of betaine from sugar beet pulp extracts, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Danisco Sweeteners Oy
    Inventors: Heikki Heikkila, Mika Manttari, Marianne Nystrom, Mirja Lindroos, Hannu Paananen, Outi Puuppo, Hannu Koivikko
  • Patent number: 6987183
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method comprising a multistep process for recovering one or more monosaccharides from a solution containing at least two monosaccharides selected from the group consisting of rhamnose, arabinose, xylose and mixtures thereof by using chromatographic separation comprising at least one step, where a weak acid cation exchange resin is used for the chromatographic separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Danisco Sweeteners Oy
    Inventors: Heikki Heikkila, Juho Jumppanen, Ve{grave over (s)}a Kurula, Vili Ravanko, Tiina Tervala, Nina Mayra
  • Patent number: 6916381
    Abstract: A process for the production of liquid sugar by forming a sugar solution of water and natural sugar containing juice, adjusting the pH of a sugar solution to the range of from 1.0 to 2.0 to obtain an inverted juice, filtering the inverted juice, decolorizing the inverted juice to obtain sugar syrup, demineralizing the sugar syrup, evaporating the demineralized sugar syrup, and cooling the sugar syrup to form the liquid sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventors: Enrique R. Cárdenas Granguillhome, José Angel Cárdenas Barrañon, Juan José González Garza
  • Patent number: 6872316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of producing a xylose solution from a biomass hydrolysate by subjecting the biomass hydrolysate to nanofiltration and recovering as the nanofiltration permeate a solution enriched in xylose. The biomass hydrolysate used as starting material is typically a spent liquor obtained from a pulping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Danisco Sweeteners Oy
    Inventors: Heikki Heikkilä , Mika Mänttäri, Mirja Lindroos, Marianne Nyström
  • Publication number: 20040255934
    Abstract: A process for the production of liquid sugar by forming a sugar solution of water and natural sugar containing juice, adjusting the pH of a sugar solution to the range of from 1.0 to 2.0 to obtain an inverted juice, filtering the inverted juice, decolorizing the inverted juice to obtain sugar syrup, demineralizing the sugar syrup, evaporating the demineralized sugar syrup, and cooling the sugar syrup to form the liquid sugar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Enrique R. Cardenas Granguillhome, Jose Angel Cardenas Barranon, Juan Jose Gonzalez Garza
  • Patent number: 6805895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sugarcane juice spread and more particularly, the present invention relates to a sugarcane juice spread which incorporates ginger and cumin flavors and a process for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Bashyam Raghavan, Kulathooran Ramalakshmi, Babasaheb Bhaskarrao Borse, Mysore Nagarajarao Ramesh, Vishweshwaraiah Prakash, Guruguntla Sulochanamma
  • Patent number: RE39005
    Abstract: In the method raw starch is treated with the amylase with the enzyme classification EC 3.21.133 below the gelatinization temperature, whereafter the maltose and the limit dextrin are recovered. The method is simple and cheap and gives rise to a maltose of high purity and to a cheap limit dextrin useable as a fat replacer in foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Claus Christophersen, Sven Pedersen, Tommy Rex Christensen