Control of Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB)
Lenticular-style depth filters and membrane filters that help to control TAB.
Thermophilic, acidophilic bacteria (TAB), such as those in the genus Alicyclobacillus, are of increasing concern to producers of food and beverage intermediates such as syrups, flavors and dyes. These organisms are resistant to pasteurization and acid environments typically used to control most microorganism populations. Their presence can also lead to off flavors, or taints, by converting vanillin to guiaicol, which results in a smoky or phenolic taste.
3M Purification filtration systems have been shown to help substantially reduce populations of TAB in a variety of intermediates, allowing processors to meet the tightening specifications of the market.