Ivan Evdokimov: membrane methods for innovative high value-added products

We grill the conference moderator ahead of DairyTech 2020

DairyTech’s upcoming conference ‘Solutions in Membrane Methods and Developing the Market of Dairy Raw Material Ingredients’ will take place on 18 February from 14:00-17: 00 in Conference Hall L.
Иван Евдокимов DairyTech мембранные технологии

Ivan Evdokimov, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, and Head of the Primary Department of Milk and Dairy Product Technologies at the North Caucasus Federal University, will act as moderator.

Ahead of the show, we spoke to Mr Evdokimov to learn more about the key points to be raised in the conference and find out his expectations and forecasts.

Ivan, you’ve been conducting a session on membranes at DairyTech for several years now. Why is the topic of applying membrane technologies still relevant?

Membrane technologies are an interdisciplinary field that includes membranes, modules, installations and, in fact, technologies. This area continues to develop dynamically, opening up new opportunities for deep fractionation of the minor components in dairy raw materials that have never previously been produced in practice before. These components have been scientifically studied and their cost was enormous.

How will the conference differ from last year?

Given the high demand for ingredients from secondary dairy raw materials on the global market, the 2020 conference will focus on the use of membrane methods to produce innovative products with high added value.
At 2019’s conference, we considered the economic and environmental aspects of the technologies of baromembrane concentration and demineralisation of milk raw materials, primarily whey.

How do you assess what issues new membrane will help dairy producers resolve? Are they able to become the main technical driver for developing the dairy industry, or are they already?

To date, membrane methods in the dairy industry have not yet reached their peak. Researchers are aiming to obtain membranes with a narrow pore dispersion, characterised by high selectivity with respect to whey protein, sodium chloride, or another component of milk raw material, to create flow membrane installations that provide a reduction in the technological cycle. This will inevitably lead to increased efficiency of the membrane fractionation and concentration process, and therefore reduce the cost of processing.

Find out more about membrane methods at the conference ‘Solutions in Membrane Methods and Developing the Market of Dairy Raw Material Ingredients’ on 18 February at DairyTech 2020.

Attendance is free with an exhibition ticket.

Please note that the conference will take place in Russian.

DairyTech | Dairy & Meat Industry will take place from 18-21 February 2020 at Moscow’s Crocus Expo.

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