Food, Beverage and Pharma

We gladly assist you, offering our best gas or liquid flow solution for dosing additives (flavours, colourants, vitamins), aeration of food products, sterilisation/aseptisation of packaging or for your fermentation process.

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Examples of applications

  • Aeration of food products
  • Dosage of additives (flavour, colourant, antioxidant, vitamins, odorants, frangrance, aroma)
  • Fermentation process control (fermentors, bioreactors)
  • Disinfection and PH-level adjustment to improve the taste of (drinking) water (using CO2)
  • Sealing, coating and sterilisation/aseptisation of packaging (cartons, PET bottles, glass bottles, etc.) for (e.g) juice or dairy products (milk, yogurt, etc.)
  • Blanketing with inert gases (nitrogen, argon) to increase the shelf life of packaged food products


Measurement of hydrogen peroxide flows

In this application we share a solution regarding measuring low amounts of hydrogen peroxide for decontamination purposes in isolators for aseptic processes. 

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SKAN premises

Pharmaceutical dosing

In this application a solution has been shared for dosing very small amounts of pharmaceutical agents in a liquid state, using Coriolis mass flow controllers and a high pressure pump. 

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Controlled CO2 supply for algae growth

Bronkhorst flow controllers are used for CO2 measurement and control for algue during cultivation at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.

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Algae farm

Controlled oxygen supply in beer brewing

The British beer brewery, Ossett Brewery, uses Bronkhorst flow meters to supply oxygen into their beer brewing process in a controlled way.  

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Calibration of air samplers

The Swiss based company SKAN AG, a global player in the field of cleanrooms and isolators for the pharmaceutical industry, uses Bronkhorst mass flow meters to calibrate the air flow of their microbial air samplers.

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Calibration of oxygen sensor for monitoring beer quality

In the beer brewing process, air is supplied to the fermentation step. To ensure the shelf life and the taste of the beer, the oxygen content has to be monitored continuously and accurately during the process.

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Measurement of additive supply in candy manufacturing

To give a piece of candy its own taste and texture, additives such as colourings and flavourings have to be added. Haas Mondomix is a machine builder who supplies equipment to this industry.

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Better control of microbiological process

What do yoghurt and beer have in common? Utilising metabolism of tiny micro-organisms is an essential part of processes such as brewing and fermentation.

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Flow solutions for continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing

Continuous manufacturing is a pioneering technology that has the potential to transform how medicines are made in the future.

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Gas dosing for bacterial growth

Bacteria are single-celled micro-organisms with their size in the micron range. Already for ages, bacteria have been used in the preparation of fermented foods and drinks, such as yoghurt and wine.

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Bronkhorst offers mass flow meters and controllers up to 10000 ln/min Air equivalent. In aeration applications up to 50% of the MASS-STREAM instruments are sold with multi-functional display which offers a wide range of additional options.

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Carbonated soft drink by aeration

Ice cream aeration

Ice cream is made by freezing and simultaneously blending air into a liquid mixture which contains fat, sugar, milk solids, an emulsifying agent, flavouring and sometimes colouring agents. For ice cream production the aeration process is crucial.

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Flavouring dosing

The use of expensive and often volatile additives is critical for many industries, especially food and beverage where the precise dosing of flavourings is key to product quality and the reduction of waste.​

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Flow measurement in microfluidics

Inkjet print heads and labs-on-a-chip were the first exponents of microfluidics: involving flow of liquids inside channels with a diameter of micron-size. Microfluidic devices are made by lithographic and other processes that find their origin in integrated circuit manufacturing.

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CO2 supply for pH control in drinking water

Bronkhorst USA supplied a flow solution to accurately measure CO2 flows for pH control for re-mineralisation in a desalination plant. 

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Drinking water re-mineralisation

Other markets

Bronkhorst instruments are used for numerous applications in many different markets. They can be found in laboratories, universities, industry, production and pilot plants and even in areas or installations with risk of explosion. A substantial part of the produced instruments is integrated in manufacturing machines or equipment of so called OEM-customers (Original Equipment Manufacturers).


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