WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

America’s Oldest Brewery Improves Bottom Line With A “Solids” Solution America’s Oldest Brewery Improves Bottom Line With A “Solids” Solution

Yuengling brewery plant in Pottsville, PA, brews four major products – Ale, Lager, Pilsner and Porter – each with a different brewing process. Their wastewater contains mostly sugar and yeast and small quantities of spent grain, which is treated at their onsite wastewater treatment plant, built in 2000. Yuengling had operated the static screens for several years, tolerant of the screens’ performance and the resulting operational inefficiencies, however, decided it was time for change.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

  • Eliminate CIP And Cut Wastewater Disposal In Half With CCD

    A high water recovery rate is essential for this well-known soy protein manufacturer.

  • Would You Like Some Free Green Energy With That?

    Some of the world’s most environmentally efficient and profitable green energy technologies are being specifically tailored to the needs of the beef, poultry, pork, rendering and stockfeed industries.

  • Carbon Adsorption & Reactivation

    Chemical, petrochemical, and oil-refining plants are process-intensive operations with regulatory requirements to protect the surrounding water and air from the effects of industrial pollution. These external demands are matched by equally compelling internal pressures to address product purification needs, find alternatives to utilizing costly fresh water in production processes, reduce the carbon footprint, and operate efficiently and profitably.

  • Use Of Pure Oxygen To Resolve Capacity And Odor Problems

    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.

  • Aeration System Eliminates Odors From Winery Wastewater Lagoons

    A California winery was having odor problems from its wastewater evaporation lagoons. The wash and wastewater from this facility contain large amounts of organic matter. The wastewater is collected and pumped to two main lagoons for evaporation, percolation, and sprinkler irrigation.

  • MBBR-DAF System Provides The 'Perfect Solution' For Alchemist Brewery

    Alchemist Brewery is a microbrewery specializing in brewing, packaging and distributing its award-winning IPA beer, Heady Topper. An unprecedented following of the signature ale drove the need for a larger brewery and retail sales center. The brewery operates with a profound respect for environmental responsibility, so with a new facility in the horizon, there was opportunity to explore wastewater treatment system options that would allow them to minimize their impact on the town’s wastewater infrastructure.

  • Dairy Collective Reaps Green Energy And Environmental Benefits With Anaerobic Wastewater Technology

    One of the United States’ newest dairy processing plants features advanced wastewater treatment technology that not only radically improves biomass recovery and effluent quality, but also harnesses green energy from waste streams to drive production processes and reduce its carbon footprint.

  • Oxygen Removal From Feedwater Of A Central District Heating System Using 3M Liqui-Cel

    A Netherlands power station installed 3M Liqui-Cel membrane contractors for O2 removal. This case study explains how the membrane system exceeded expectations, achieving oxygen removal down to 5 ppb.

  • Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant

    Employing roughly 5,000 workers in 12 countries, Vandemoortele bakery and production plant owes its success to high standards of quality, innovative production technologies, and a flair for finding economic alternatives. The latest example is the SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter.

  • AnoxKaldnes MBBR Reduced Wastewater OPEX At Meat Processing Facility

    Valley Pride Pack wanted to reduce the operational costs associated with their wastewater treatment system.

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

For remote sites with peak populations between 500 and 2,000 people, the newterra PWT-125 Mini Train System offers exceptional capacity and flexibility. The base system for up to 500 people consists of two 40' containerized elements – a discrete distribution/disinfection unit and a treatment unit. The Mini Train design allows up to four (4) treatment units to be added to a single distribution unit, providing potable water treatment for 2,000 people. The system is designed to integrate with containerized or free standing tanks for water storage. The treatment system is available for both groundwater and surface water sources.

For large camps with populations expected to exceed 2,000 people, newterra’s modular PWT-500 Potable Water Treatment Large Train System employs 40' containers dedicated to a specific, complimentary treatment process (e.g. greensand filtration, nanofiltration, etc.)

Minimize potable water hauling costs with modular onsite storage units from newterra – the leader in advanced camp water solutions.

This compact, easy-to-operate newterra Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) system combines activated sludge biological treatment with our advanced MicroClear™ UF flat sheet membrane. The system, which includes features of our modular, scalable solutions, can be quickly integrated for piloting the treatment of wastewater with BOD5 levels of up to 1,500 mg/L. The treated permeate is suitable for reuse in mining and metallurgical processes, industrial processes, crop irrigation and other applications. It includes a single skid containing all pumps, controls and the membrane tank, and a separate 1 m3 anoxic tank and 3.75 m3 aerobic tank.

This compact, easy-to-operate newterra Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) system combines activated sludge biological treatment with our advanced MicroClear™ ultrafiltration flat sheet membrane technology. The self-contained, high capacity system is comprised of four ISO-certified 40' shipping containers (high cube) and requires an area of only 15 x 15 m (excluding equalization tank/lagoon and permeate storage).

The newterra WWT-12 is a stand-alone treatment plant capable of treating all sewage for remote camps with populations of up to 50 people. The self-contained system is housed in a single ISO-certified 40' high cube shipping container and built to endure extreme weather. 

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

  • Aire-02 Aquaculture Aspirators By Aeration Industries International

    Aeration Industries recently had installed some Aire-O2 Aquaculture 3Hp Aspirators at some of in​ Ecuador's top producing shrimp farms.

  • Xylem Turns Reuse Water Into Wine

    See how Xylem partnered with WateReuse Colorado and Invintions Winery to create wine using purified recycled water.

  • Waste-To-Energy

    At Fluence, we have more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation of waste-to-energy plants for a wide range of industrial and municipal clients. Our proprietary anaerobic treatment technologies process wastewater and sludge to produce biogas, which can be used to produce electricity and thermal energy, or which can be purified to produce biomethane for injection into the grid.

  • L'eau Claire Upflow Filter: Video

    L'eau Claire upflow filters offer an alternative to conventional water clarifiers for removing suspended solids and colloidal material such as silica. Despite the influent loading, this cost-effective filtration process removes 98% of particulates ≥2 microns without the use of clarifiers, flocculation, sedimentation, dry chemical addition or mixers. Watch the video to see how it works.

LATEST INSIGHTS ON WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

  • Adapting To A New Era Of Food Processing

    Many food processing facilities operating today were designed and built to accommodate consumer habits of a bygone era. As those commercial markets have evolved, and industry has adapted to the changes, the wastewater plants at those sites are no longer capable of processing the waste generated during production.

  • 4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Food And Beverage Wastewater Treatment

    With a global population of over seven billion people, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of companies in the world that produce the food and beverages that are needed to meet this global demand. These companies require massive amounts of water to produce their products, and those products result in equal amounts of wastewater. It’s simple enough to just discharge the wastewater into a nearby stream or surface water source and be finished with it. However, with constantly changing environmental regulations and pressure to be more environmentally conscious, food and beverage companies face increasing requirements of beverage and food wastewater treatment.

  • Advances In Flowmeter Technology

    This article disucsses two trends turning the flowmeter industry on its ear: advances in flowmeter diagnostics and the adoption of smartphone-like technology to improve access and communications.

  • The Value Independent Certification Brings To Global Water Stewardship

    Every year, World Water Week, a conference organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute(SIWI), brings together experts from around the world to discuss global water issues. This year’s event focused on Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, with discussions concentrating on how business, NGOs and government agencies are collaborating to address water-related challenges.

  • Meat-Free Diets Could Cut Our 'Water Footprint' In Half, Say Scientists

    Three thousand litres of water — that is the amount needed to produce the food each British person eats every day. This is according to a new study into the “water footprint” of diets in Western Europe, conducted by the European Commission and published in Nature Sustainability.

  • Advanced UV Technology Reduces Downtime And Improves Efficiency (Article)

    Industrial companies need reliable water treatment technology, since failure of a water system may result in downtime for production, with significant financial impacts. Ultraviolet (UV) technology is used for water treatment in various industries such as microelectronics, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and many other industry segments.

  • Sanitary District Generates EPA Award By Turning Trash To Treasure

    The Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (GLSD) in North Andover, MA, was one of 28 organizations nationwide to be honored for an innovative water or wastewater project in the most recent PISCES Recognition Program sponsored by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). PISCES stands for Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success.

  • A Cool Method For Industrial Water Reuse

    By harvesting heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) condensate, industrial operations can take advantage of a cool, convenient source of clean water.

  • Make The Most Of Food And Beverage Effluent

    As focus on resource recovery intensifies, food and beverage operations are under a particularly large microscope. An anaerobic digester designed for the food and beverage industry can create value out of the space’s unique wastewater.

  • An Unconventional Approach To Dairy Wastewater Treatment

    If you’ve ever looked into the ice cream freezers at your local grocery store you can imagine all the different ingredients you’d find at the ice cream factory: cream, sugar, chocolate, fruit, nuts, milk, syrups, and so on.

  • Methods To Control Odors From Anaerobic Digester Plants And Prevent Nuisance To Nearby Communities

    Anaerobic digestion is a practical and efficient technology to utilize considerable amounts of organic waste from intensive animal production and food processing and wastage during distribution/consumption, municipal waste, etc. to produce methane gas for electricity generation, local/process heating, and direct injection into the gas supply network.

  • The Advantages Of Automating Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater treatment operations are beginning to embrace the power of automation. How can it help? And how is it implemented?

  • How To Power Your Treatment Plant And Reduce Costs With Waste-To-Energy Technology

    Electricity is a major cost for industry operations, and the cost of meeting environmental regulations is right up there as well. At the same time, industries are compelled to improve sustainability and lower their carbon footprints.

  • BlueTech Forum Reveals Water Technology Future

    Technologies which could transform the shape of the water industry of the future will be on show at the fifth BlueTech Forum, to be held in San Francisco.