Food & Beverage

Turn Wastewater Into Value
The high organic load of waste water from the food and beverage industry is a major challenge for conventional plants, which our technologies solve in a cost- and energy-efficient way.
Our MicroGas™ micro-bubble generator removes suspended solids cost-efficiently and energy-saving, independent of pH value, temperature, salinity, concentration and high fluctuations in production. The bubble generator is a part of the akvoFloat™-Technology, a patented water treatment technology which achieves high purity levels in drinking and process water quality through flotation and membrane filtration.

Food and Beverage Industry

Applications

1. Revamping your plants with MicroGas™

Problem: Due to ageing plants the OPEX are increasing to a high level. CAPEX of installing a whole new system is also very high. Furthermore, clogging is a common problem in the recirculation stream of the DAF which affects the downstream biological treatment plant.

Solution: A MicroGas™ –unit can be easily integrated in your system to revamp the plant und prevent clogging. A very low energy consumption, less downtimes and maintenance work results in a fast payback time.

2. MicroGas™ is adjustable during production fluctuations

Problem: High loaded streams from different production lines generate grave variations in concentration and flow rates. Conventional DAF systems are designed for fix, average conditions. Due to high flow rates, the recirculation stream will block and thus affect other treatments.

Solution: MicroGas™ is an adjustable solution, whereby the size of the micro bubbles can be changed depending on the fluctuating conditions. Additionally, one or more MicroGas™ units can be easily installed in the DAF plant and switched on as needed.

3. Operating in harsh environments

Problem: Conventional water treatment plants, especially applied materials such as polymers, can not face such a large variation in concentration, temperature, pH-Value, effluent volume and load.

Solution: Our ceramic based technologies are resistant to critical, harsh environments and salinity. The beneficial cost effectiveness is due to their low OPEX, low energy consumption, high recovery rates and high longevity.

4. Biological treatment is disproportionate

Problem: If the removal of suspended solids (TSS) and oxidizable substances (COD, BOD) from your wastewater is sufficient, the purchase of a biological treatment plant is uneconomical due to high OPEX (personnel, space requirement,..).

Solution: akvoFloat™ removes up to 99% of all suspended substances (TSS, COD, BOD) regardless of fluctuations in flowrates and concentration. Due to the small space requirement, an energy consumption of < 1kWh/m3 and automation you can count on very low OPEX.

5. Reusing waste water for financial savings

Problem: Due to biological treatment bacteria is added to the treated water, which make it unsuitable for reuse.

Solution: A downstream akvoFloat™-unit removes bacteria so that the treated water can be reused as industrial wash water. This will reduce your ecological footprint and external disposal costs.

Targeted Contaminants

  • Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG)
  • BOD/COD
  • Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Bacteria

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