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Nicholas Barretto

Filtration for a Better Future...

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. (KMS) is a global leader in membrane filtration technologies with over 35 years of experience improving the product quality and operating efficiency of wineries around the world.  Our new, expandable crossflow microfiltration Wine-COR systems use state of the art hollow fiber membrane cartridges, designed specifically for wine processing, to minimize filtration losses while maintaining color, taste, aroma and alcohol content.  The polymeric tubular design of our Lees-COR systems increase wine yields up to 5% by recovering additional wine from the lees with equal quality to the original batch without the need for diatomaceous earth.  In addition to improving product quality and revenue, we help wineries reduce their carbon footprint and improve their sustainability with a full range of filtration products to purify incoming water and treat wastewater ponds or streams.  We provide Filtration for a Better Future…


Fully Automated Crossflow Filtration:  

Wine-COR M:     50 to 200 m2 

Wine-COR P:      200 to 800 m2

Juice and Fermentation Lees Filtration:

Lees-COR 9:        up to 17 m2

Lees-COR 30:      up to 57 m2

Lees-COR 50:      up to 95 m2

Water Treatment Solutions: 

Complete packaged treatment systems utilizing KMS PURON MP Hollow Fiber UF cartridges for the removal of turbidity from incoming water.  

MP6:                     up to 0.2 Million Gallons Per Day

MP10:                   up to 0.33 Million Gallons Per Day

FLUID SYSTEMS Selective Rejection Nanofiltration Spiral Elements (TFC-SR)

FLUID SYSTEMS High Area Brackish Water RO Elements (TFC-HR)

Winery Wastewater Treatment:

Complete packaged treatment systems utilizing KMS PULSION Membrane Bioreactor Technology for the treatment of winery wastewater up to 250kgpd.  Custom engineered solutions are available for wastewater flows exceeding 250kgpd.

Membrane Cleaners:

KMS offers a full line of cleaning products to help ensure optimal performance of your crossflow system.


News Archive

Introducing New Koch Wine-COR Crossflow Microfiltration Systems
07 January, 2019

Koch Membrane Systems (KMS), a global leader in membrane separations technologies, announces the launch of two modular crossflow microfiltration systems for the clarification of wine. The KMS Wine-COR M and Wine-COR P crossflow microfiltration systems offer an expandable modular solution for all production scales, from several thousand to millions of cases per year. Both systems utilize KMS proprietary WINEFILTER membranes, which are designed to achieve optimal wine clarity while maintaining color, taste and aroma. All WINEFILTER membranes and Wine-COR systems are manufactured in the USA by KMS.

The Wine-COR M crossflow microfiltration system was designed with mobility and easy capacity expansion in mind, perfectly suited for the small to medium-sized winery. This system is fully automated with Allen Bradley PLC/HMI and is constructed from components readily available in the United States for easy service and maintenance.

“The Wine-COR M system is affordable and easily expandable from 3 to 12 cartridges. This system operates with minimal wine losses and dilution, making it ideal for extra small lots,” explains Nicholas Barretto, North American Wine Sales Manager for KMS. Barretto invites interested winemakers to see the new Wine-COR M-6 system displayed at KMS’s booth at the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.

The Wine-COR P crossflow microfiltration system was designed for larger wineries focused on maximizing throughput. These deluxe systems come fully equipped and are available up to 48 cartridges. Similar to the Wine-COR M system, 12-cartridge expansion modules are available to manage expanding production.

“We recently installed a Wine-COR P-36 system at Delicato,” says Barretto. “It handles difficult reds very well, and it has incredibly low wine losses with a 95-99% recovery rate, making it perfect for small to medium lots.”

In addition to these Wine-COR M and P system offerings, KMS offers KMS ASSIST Service and Maintenance Programs. These services can be customized to match your specific service needs.
“Unsurpassed customer support is the cornerstone of our offering,” says Barretto. “Our customer-first focus allows us to create the ideal solution for any winery separation needs.”

KMS is exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in booth 1210 at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 30-31, 2019. Barretto invites winemakers to view the new Wine-COR M-6 system at Unified to learn more and talk about setting up a trial with one of their mobile units at your winery.



Lees-COR System
The Lees-COR System demonstrates the most efficient design on the market for lees treatment. This system, comprised of SUPER-G tubular membranes, is designed to treat juice and post fermentation lees to maximize product yield. It ...
Wine-COR M-3 Base System
Wine-COR systems are designed for wine clarification of small to large volumes. These systems are available as small-scale manual units, as well as fully automated systems, increasing wine yield up to 99%. With compact and mobile ...