Max. capacity (m3/hour)
Increased moisture absorption barley
Increased malting yield
The OPTISTEEP® system will be integrated in the steeping equipment and treats steeping water in a 2-step process. The first step removes cationic charged molecules and suspended organic compounds with selective adsorption. The second step is a selective membrane filtration step that specifically removes a fraction of the organic polymers and micro-organisms which inhibit the germination process.
The modular filtration features an automatic backwashing. During a backwash operation the OPTISTEEP® filtration remains operational because all the modules are backwashed one at the time. This feature enables a 24/7 operation. The OPTISTEEP® system is equipped with a PLC controller which can be connected to the malting control unit.
As a result of applying the OPTISTEEP®, the water and oxygen uptake of the malting barley increases significantly.