Case Study

Kirin Beer Uses 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For CO2 and O2 Removal to Prevent Pipe Corrosion at Three of Their Japanese Breweries

Source: 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division

In the food and beverage industry, there is a growing awareness of environmental considerations wherever chemicals are used. In response, companies are trending towards alternative systems that operate with less chemical usage.

Kirin Beer has been successfully using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors for CO₂ and O₂ removal in their Okayama, Hokuriku, and Kobe Japan facilities. The contactors successfully prevent corrosion of pipes that feed the boiler without using high volumes of neutralizing amine chemicals that negatively impact the environment.