Darcy, Filtration, Mechanisms, Interception, Impaction, Adsorption, Bridging, DE, Perlite
This first lecture on Beer Filtration focuses on the theory of filtration and particularly the mechanisms by which beer (or wort) are filtered.
Many of these filters operate primarily on the basis of filter aids such as diatomaceous earth. Filter Aids' characteristics can impact beer quality and process throughput.
Formerly of Molson Coors, Hugo has held lead technical roles in the areas of Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Technical Services and Brewing Engineering at Molson Coors Brewing Co. (Colorado) and Cervecería Cuauhtémoc (Mexico). He also was a faculty member at the University of California-Davis, and the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Mexico). Hugo has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a B. Eng. from the Monterrey Tech (Mexico).