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Platinum filtration

LLC  "Tekhnofilter" offers the enterprises - producers of alcoholic beverages a new unique technology "Platinum filtration" of vodkas.


It is known that platinum is one of the strongest catalysts of chemical reactions and is widely used in oxidation-reduction processes.


Historical reference:


Platinum is one of the rarest metals. The word PLATINA literally means "small silver", "silver." Today, platinum is not only precious metal, but - more importantly - one of the important materials of the technological revolution. To date, about half of all consumed platinum is used as catalysts for various reactions in virtually all industries.


Platinum is one of the main catalysts of the modern chemical industry. Platinum, especially in the finely crushed state, is a very active catalyst for many chemical reactions, including those used on an industrial scale. For example, it catalyzes the reaction of hydrogen addition to aromatic compounds even at room temperature and atmospheric pressure of hydrogen.


Platinum catalysts accelerate many other practically important reactions: the hydrogenation of fats, cyclic and aromatic hydrocarbons, olefins, aldehydes, acetylene, and oxidation-reduction reactions.


The undeniable advantages of platinum catalysts are great activity, durability, high efficiency. According to the technical task of the NPP "Technofilter", a domestic technology for producing active coals impregnated with platinum has been developed. Together with VNIIPBT, in 2006, production tests of the new technology "Platinum Filtering" were conducted.


Joint research was carried out at two plants in the industry: CJSC Veda and ZAO LVZ Topaz.


The result of the joint work was the inclusion of "Platinum filtering" in the "Production technological regulations for the production of vodka and alcoholic beverages." Change No. 2 to the MTS 10-12292-99 from 12.03.2008, p.8.5.12.



Laboratory research of the technology by VNIIPBT 


"Platinum filtration" is a method of processing vodka, the purpose of which is to improve the organoleptic properties of the drink. The essence of it is as follows: vodka, processed on a coal column, using the "Silver filtration" method or other regulated method, is passed through a filtration unit of the USF series (TU 5131-009-10471723-2004) consisting of a pump unit, a filter holder, a rotameter and a stop valve fittings, with EPSF.URt filter elements based on coal impregnated with platinum, produced by  "Technofilter", and sent to a collection of filtered vodka or a vat.


Additional processing of vodkas in order to improve the organoleptic properties.


Features & Benefits




Customer Benefits

Stable quality

High assessment of the organoleptic properties of the product

Smoothes the unpleasant after-taste and smell of alcohol tones in the fragrance,

gives softness, harmony and nobility to taste and aroma.

High efficiency of vodka treatment using EPSP.UPt filter elements on the basis of coconut coal impregnated with platinum

High vodka processing speed due to the strongest catalytic properties of platinum

Increased service life of filter elements

Preservation and improvement of organoleptics during long-term storage

Efficiency and ease of maintenance

Fast and easy replacement of filter elements

 The high service life of the EPSP.UPt filter elements ("mini-boxes") at the lowest cost

The average service life of EPSP.Upt filter element 250 mm high is up to 10 thousand decalitres.

Minimizing the costs of control filtration as a result of the high hardness of coal from coconut shells and the absence of its attrition.

At the heart of the technology are EPSP.UPt filter cartridge elements based on activated carbon from coconut shell impregnated with platinum. The technology is patented by  Technofilter LLC




The EPSP.UPt filter element is a coal "minicolumn": coal is poured into the filter element between the outer and inner housings, the liquid flows through the lower window of the outer shell, passes up through the coal and exits inside the cartridge through the upper window of the inner case.


This design takes into account the ability of coal to change the volume (swell) during operation and excludes the possibility of "channeling" even at high filtration rates.


The coals used in the "mini-column" are characterized by high hardness, large surface area, and the impregnation method used to produce them ensures that there is no migration of platinum into the filtrate. On the basis of a module of 250 mm by heat-sealing method, elements with a height of 500, 750 and 1000 mm are produced.


Recommended filtering modes


Recommended optimal processing speed of vodka is ~ 25-40 dal / h per one element of EPSP.UPt brand with a height of 250 mm. The resource of the EPSP.UPt filter element 250 mm high is ~ 7.5-10 thousand dal.



Completion of the system


USF type setting


Filter elements EPSP.UPt


The EPSP.UPt filter elements are supplied as part of the USF type installations. Depending on the required rate of processing of vodka, the number and height of the filter elements and the grade of the filtration unit USF are selected.

HYPERLINK filtration plants "" USF ("Silver Filtration") are used in the distillery industry and are designed for processing water-alcohol mixtures (sortings) and vodkas. The minimum capacity of the units is 150 dal / h, the maximum - up to 3000 dal / h.

The units are compact, mounted on a single frame and consist of:

pump unit (GRUNDFOS Germany pump or ONC Russia explosion-proof version);

the block of coal filtration (the filter holder made of stainless steel 12Х18Н10Т with a viewing window complete with a manometer for various quantity and height of filter elements of ESPF.UPt brand);

piping piping, stop valves;


The unit can be equipped with a control panel with an automatic switch and a frequency converter, as well as a prefiltration unit to protect the coal elements from mechanical impurities (scales, sand and coal dust, etc.).

The plants are designed and manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the Consumer.

Installations of the "Silver filtration" of the USF are certified (certificate No. РОСС RU.АЯ56.В20239) together with filter elements of EPSPS.UPt brand (attachment to the certificate of conformity № РОСС RU.АЯ56.В20239).

Installations with platinum-containing carbon filter elements are operated by Veda CJSC, Topaz ZAO, AALTO, Salut Beslan, Cherepovets LVZ, Shushenskaya Marka LLC, Osh Avalanching Plant LLC Omsk, Khabarovskiy distillery, Khortytsa distillery Ukraine, Belpromo Brest LVZ Belorussian Republic, Samgori-Alko LLC Georgia, New Сity Holdings, Croatia.

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