industrial wastewater treatment system

Food and Beverage Wastewater Treatment

Biocell have helped many clients in the food and beverage industry to streamline wastewater processes, reduce costs and meet strict discharge license requirements. Our low footprint, modular and scalable systems are designed on a case by case basis and fully tested prior to installation in order to achieve the best results. Our goals include

  • Meeting the local environmental regulations
  • Reducing the levels of contamination
  • Reducing the volume of wastewater
  • Optimizing the use of process water
  • Monitoring pH, temperature and wastewater composition and volumes
  • Creating cost savings for our clients

Contact us for information, advice or a free quotation/design proposal.

Description

Water in Food and Beverage Processing

Food and beverage wastewater treatment covers a wide spectrum of applications and processes. It includes the production of soft drinks, wine, and spirits from breweries, distilleries and wineries. It also covers the full spectrum of foods that we consume.

In food and beverage processing, large volumes of water are used in a variety of applications:

as an ingredient, mixing and producing foods such as biscuits, crackers and cakes;

a cleaning agent, carrying out clean-in-place activities throughout the day;

a conveyor of raw materials, washing and transporting fruit and vegetables.

Food and Beverage Process Wastewater

As such, food and beverage processors generate high organic-strength wastewater with a diverse range of contaminants present. These include insoluble solids which need to be screened and separated, or dissolved contaminants which need to be chemically removed, or removed by biological treatment processes. Seasonal variability in the industry often requires equalization in buffer tanks in order to optimize efficiency.

In order to reduce production costs for food and beverage processors, it is essential that water and wastewater are handled in the most cost effective means. It is common for process water to be recycled for landscaping, equipment washing or cooling towers.[1] If wastewater cannot be treated and reused as process water, it must meet strict environmental regulations before discharge to avoid costly fines by staying within the TSS, COD, BOD, phosphorous and nitrogen discharge limits.

Our self-contained pilot-scale treatment systems can be delivered to any food and beverage processing plant in order to ensure the most effective method is used to treat the site’s specific wastewater characteristics. The process design selected for each application should be specific to the distinct operations and waste treatment needs of that particular site.

Where meeting discharge limits set by municipalities and regulatory authorities is the primary concern, as is often the case in food and beverage wastewater treatment, the most cost effective solution is often pre-filtering the waste stream. It’s common to follow pretreatment with DAF, in order to reduce BOD, FOG and suspended solids.

Biocell pre-engineered DAF systems are a common choice in food and beverage wastewater treatment applications. Seasonality and process alterations require a flexible and robust treatment technology without major operational intervention. This is precisely how we have designed our DAF systems, on a case by case basis to cater to the exact treatment requirements of the specific application.

The Goal of Wastewater Treatment in Food and Beverage Process Applications

Biocell have helped many clients in the food and beverage industry to streamline wastewater processes, reduce costs and meet strict discharge license requirements. Our low footprint, modular and scalable systems are designed on a case by case basis and fully tested prior to installation in order to achieve the best results. Our goals include

  • Meeting the local environmental regulations
  • Reducing the levels of contamination
  • Reducing the volume of wastewater
  • Optimizing the use of process water
  • Monitoring pH, temperature and wastewater composition and volumes
  • Creating cost savings for our clients

To find out more about how we can help with your food and beverage wastewater treatment requirements, contact us. Once we know your site specifications and treatment requirements we can provide a no obligation quotation and design proposal. We look forward to hearing from you.

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