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Processing of
fungal cultures

Produce high quality organic acids economically

Industrial centrifuges for efficient separation of fungus mycelium following the fermentation processes

In fermentation processes, fungal cultures are used to produce organic acids. Advanced industrial centrifuges can be used to extract these fermentation products from the fermentation broth (downstream processing).


Customized solutions

Flottweg is the only supplier of industrial centrifuges whose product portfolio includes decanters, Sedicanter® and disc separators which feature discontinuous and continuous discharge. Flottweg always has the optimal separation solution, adapted to the customer's requirements and process. 


Hygienic design

Our machines for the separation of fungal cultures are all available in hygienic design and can be easily integrated into existing, fully automated CIP processes. 


Competent support

In addition to the premium quality of our separation solutions, we support our customers with in-depth consulting and laboratory tests. This is followed by pilot tests through which the machine is precisely configured with commissioning and process optimization at the customer's site and integration into the overall plant. 

Our centrifuges for the separation of molds following the fermentation processes

The process of separating biomass after fermentation (e.g. organic acids)

After fermentation, the decanter centrifuge separates the fungus mycelium from the fermentation solution in a multi-step process. The goal is to dewater the biomass to the greatest extent possible in order to achieve the highest possible active ingredient yield. The multi-step counterflow washing of the mycelium ensures the highest possible yield of organic acid.

Customer benefits

Customized solutions for high product quality

Different fungal cultures are used depending on the customer's product and process. For high product quality and yield, it is crucial to efficiently separate the liquid with the product from the biomass. Cell separation, also known as downstream processing, is performed by Flottweg centrifuges. They mechanically separate the recyclable material from the fermentation broth. For the highest possible purity of the liquid, it is important that the centrifuge is precisely designed for the respective process. With our decanter and Sedicanter®, we have the right solution for every process. Work together with our biotechnology experts, to fine-tune the details and optimize operating parameters for the best separation results and high product quality.

  • Different industrial centrifuges for different fermentation processes.
  • Customized solutions for high product quality.
  • Competent support and optimization for the best separation results.

High-performance industrial centrifuges Made in Germany

Our centrifuges for the separation of fungus mycelium meet the highest quality standards. All our machines are developed and manufactured exclusively in Germany. Hygienic design and CIP cleaning are standard features in biotech centrifuges. On request, this can be done fully automatically and without disassembly thanks to the closed system. Depending on customer requirements and processes, our decanters, Sedicanter® and separators are also available in explosion-proof, nitrogen-inerted versions. Numerous special features make our industrial centrifuges powerful, robust and ideal for 24/7 operation.

  • Powerful decanters and Sedicanter®.
  • Made in Germany for high machine quality.
  • Hygienic design for use in the biotechnology and food industries.
  • All parts in contact with the product are made of high-quality stainless steel (corrosion and acid-resistant).
  • Explosion-proof, inerted version available for flammable solvents.

Maximize Yield while Reducing Operating Costs

Thanks to Flottweg decanter centrifuges and Sedicanter®, you always achieve the optimal dry solids content (TS content). The drier the separated fungus cultures, the more recyclable material is retained for further processing. For you, this means: lower product losses and a higher yield. At the same time, the maintenance-optimized design of our centrifuges facilitates servicing and shortens downtimes. Maintenance requirements are also lower because the machine uses few wear parts and those are of high quality. This in turn means less downtime and therefore lower operating costs. Our machines can be easily integrated into existing, fully automated processes. Thanks to automation and the Ingo operating concept, 24/7 operation is trouble-free and possible with little effort.

  • High recyclable material yield thanks to optimal selectivity.
  • Maintenance-optimized design reduces maintenance costs.
  • Reduced maintenance requirements for minimized downtime.
  • Easy to use thanks to fully automatic solutions.
  • 24/7 operation is possible.

Flottweg – a reliable partner at your side

In addition to high-quality products, fast and competent support also helps to achieve the best possible result. Flottweg's support begins with detailed consulting followed by laboratory and pilot tests to determine the exact machine configuration. On site commissioning, process optimization and integration into the customer's existing plant complete the picture. And even years after the purchase, we continue to support our customers through maintenance contracts and a worldwide service team.

  • Competent support from consultation to testing and commissioning.
  • Expert know-how to optimize your separation process.
  • Worldwide service network.

Our awards and certificates for your success

Member of EHEDG
Top Innovator 100
German Excellence Award 2019

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