The first carbonatation occurs in the upper section of a combined apparatus. This upper section (5) is cylindrical in shape and has a conical bottom. It is equipped with a central arm for repeated stirring of the juice, and with Richter tubes for optimum distribution of the carbonatation gas. The lower section (8) consists of a tank for collecting the carbonatation juice concentrate discharged from the separator. It is equipped with an agitator. The first carbonatation juice flows down through the carbonatation apparatus, first into the deaerator (6) and then into the separator (7). Desludging of the apparatus (5) is effected in the carbonatation juice concentrate tank (8).
Separator for first carbonatation juice
In the cylindrical single-stage separator with a conical bottom that is equipped with an agitator, the unfiltered first carbonatation juice is separated into clarified juice and a viscous suspension.
A flocculant solution is automatically added for more efficient juice purification in the separator.