RESOURCES FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

  • There are numerous uses for heat exchangers in breweries — from cooling, pasteurizing, and fermenting products to efficiently dealing with waste streams such as yeast slurry. Compared to other methods of heating, heat exchangers can be much more energy-efficient, providing both environmental and economic benefits.

  • A microbrewery utilizing groundwater as one of the water sources in the brewing process had difficulty receiving permits. A full lifecycle remediation and monitoring process needed to be in place to receive permits. 

  • When Silver Oak Cellars decided to expand and open a new winery in Alexander Valley, they wanted to create the greenest winery ever with eco-friendly features throughout their production process. A key component of the water efficiency aspect to the green production is Smith & Loveless’ TITAN MBR™ membrane bioreactor system which supplies the highest levels of biological treatment and nutrient removal. The TITAN MBR™ helped the winery become the first ever to earn a LEED Platinum Certification for new construction in 2018 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

  • Stories of real success with packaged pumping and wastewater treatment systems at breweries are explored, including for regulatory compliance and/or water reuse capabilities. Packaged pumping and treatment systems have helped hundreds of brewers meet their permits for local collection and/or direct surface discharge, while offering minimal land usage, superior ease of operation, and the cost-saving "green" benefits of water reuse capabilities.

  • At Schreiber Foods' wastewater treatment plant in Utah, mineral acids had been used for pH control in the past but were discontinued due to safety and handling issues. With an average daily flow of 250,000 gallons, the cheese and yogurt facility struggled to meet discharge permit requirements. Facility owners desired a safer, more cost-effective solution that would provide automatic control over process pH levels. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Plant managers at Del Monte Foods in Siloam Springs, Ark. utilized a 14 million gallon facultative lagoon to provide treatment before applying the effluent on 500 acres of land nearby. However, the facultative lagoon was unable to meet the municipal pretreatment permit requirements, resulting in surcharges of $450,000 per month. Read the full case study to learn more. 

  • The Plant’s wastewater treatment facility uses four, covered anerobic lagoons to manage BOD, pretreating wastewater prior to sending the effluent to a pumping station which directs the wastewater into the municipal collection system for final treatment at the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Read more to learn how the company used hydrogen peroxide and a catalyst to maintain an aerobic environment but was unable to adequately mitigate the odor from the facility’s wastewater.

  • Filtration is very important for many commercial/industrial process water & wastewater reuse applications. In reality, pumping wastewater from somewhere like a refinery, food/beverage, textile or oil produced water application requires pre-filtration due to high amount of suspended solids in these typical applications. In fact, there are typically several filtration and treatment steps in these applications to ensure that the treated water meets the required discharge or reuse standard. In addition, filtration in water treatment ensures reduced operating cost on downstream polishing water treatment systems.

  • When you’re sipping on a cold soda or snacking on a creamy piece of cheese, you probably don’t really think about what went into making your food or beverage. Maybe, you already know because you saw a random episode of ‘How its Made’ on TV discussing ultrafiltration uses in the beverage industry while your were channel surfing on a lazy afternoon. Either way, aside from the automated production line machines, one of the most important things that goes into the making of any soda, juice, wheel of cheese, or gallon of milk is water. Producing beverages and dairy products use substantial amounts of water in their production processes.

  • 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.

SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

  • Modicon M580 PAC Controller

    The new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet Programmable Automation Controller (ePAC) features Redundant Processors, native Ethernet, and cyber-security embedded in its core. It brings native ethernet capabilities, high performance and high availability for processors and networks, enhanced cyber-security, more flexibility in design and greater agility for your operations, and smooth modernization solutions.

  • 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors

    Commonly used for carbon dioxide removal, deoxygenation, nitrogenation and carbonation, 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors are used in a wide variety of industries to add and remove dissolved gas.

  • What Is Genclean Advanced Oxidation Disinfection Solution And What Is It Used For?

    A non-toxic, advanced oxidation (AOP) formula of minerals chelated with oxygen and stabilized in an aqueous water solution. It is a viable option in industries and applications requiring a solution to challenging situations where high level effective sanitization and oxidation is required. Read more to learn how the Genclean advanced oxidation treatment solutions can be used in different applications.

  • GENCLEAN-AQ

    GENCLEAN™ AQ is an NSG 60 certified specialized advanced oxidation treatment specially developed for process water disinfection and wastewater treatment for food & beverage processing companies and fish farms.

  • The Supreme Roller Mill - Durable, Versatile & Dependable

    The Supreme Roll Mills provide dependable size reduction of a wide variety of solids. They utilize two cylindrical rollers to fracture the material with an efficient, once-through milling action. These units can produce output sizes from 4-70 mesh and produce output in an extremely narrow size range and do so without degradation of the material. These results are impossible to accomplish with any other size reduction technology. The Rolls are available in smooth or corrugated roll configurations in order to meet exacting output size and consistency requirements.

INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

Recording now available! Speaker Ellen Meyer, Product Safety and Governmental Affairs Manager, discusses Applications of Calcium Hypochlorite in Cooling Towers. Learn about microbiology in cooling towers as we discuss the advantages of using Calcium Hypochlorite to combat adverse effects resulting from biofilm and biofouling.