Water and Wastewater Solutions For The Food and Beverage Industry

  1. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors Can Help Meet Pure Steam Requirements In Pharmaceutical Industry
    8/10/2017

    Pure steam is used in sterilization chambers as a common method to sterilize pharmaceutical products, such as equipment parts, instruments, containers and materials for sterile environments.

  2. Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    12/3/2017

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. 

  3. Electricity-Producing Microbes Treat Wastewater, Provide Power Source
    11/15/2013

    Newly discovered electrogenic organisms could significantly reduce energy costs for the wastewater industry.

  4. Use Of Pure Oxygen To Resolve Capacity And Odor Problems
    7/27/2017

    The Escalon Industrial Waste Water Treatment Facility’s service area is seasonal and centered on tomato and pickle processing. The production season (roughly mid-July through mid-October) sees high hydraulic- and BOD loads that strain the facility’s capacity. During the high season highly variable BOD load depletes DO and causes permit violations and odor complaints. Praxair installed 4 X 15 HP Medium Velocity Oxygenation (MVO™ oxygenation system), with the ability to deliver up to 6 TPD of oxygen to supplement the existing aeration capacity at the facility.

  5. Using ‘TransMembraneChemiSorption’ (TMCS) For Ammonia Removal From Industrial Waste Waters
    7/4/2017

    Dissolved gases like NH3, H2S or NOx in waste water lead to contamination in the sewage system and high treatment costs for municipal waste water treatment plants. 

  6. Food Processor Monitors Water Usage And Verifies Meter Calibration
    11/22/2015

    A food processing company in northern California has a small wastewater treatment plant to treat its wastewater before releasing it back to the local municipality.

  7. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactor Technology Being Evaluated For Dissolved Gas Removal From Water In Many Hydrocarbon Processes
    6/28/2017

    The oil and gas industry has utilized various deaeration technologies for many years to remove dissolved gases, particularly oxygen, from injection water. In many hydrocarbon recovery and water processes, degassing is necessary in order to minimize environmental impact, improve operating efficiency, avoid process issues and help protect system components.

  8. Municipal Water Reuse Done Right: Lessons In Efficiency
    2/24/2014

    California water reuse program provides multiple benefits, serving as a model for other municipalities.

  9. Precise Control Of Dissolved O2 And N2 In Semiconductor Applications Using 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors
    7/12/2017

    Semiconductor manufacturers increasingly want precise control of O2 and N2 concentrations in ultrapure water. Specifically, the polishing loop of a semiconductor plant needs to control dissolved O2 to low levels of 1 ppb or 5 ppb while simultaneously controlling the dissolved N2 between 8–12 ppm.

  10. Deaeration System Eliminates Need For Maintenance And Cuts Cost For Paulaner Brewery
    12/10/2013

    High oxygen levels in beer will cause organoleptic problems in the final product, so breweries aim to achieve oxygen-free water. Since Paulaner Brewery installed a modular, water deaeration system that uses hydrophobic hollow fiber membranes to remove dissolved gasses, the unit has operated maintenance-free. This tech brief outlines the unit’s design, operation, and the resulting reduction of energy consumption costs.