Water Re-Use Solutions

Especially in the food industry large volumes of water are consumed. This process water is often discharged directly or discharged after passing a wastewater treatment station. Due to the increasing costs of (process)water, companies try to reduce the water consumption mainly through reuse. An important aspect of this development is to comply with the high water quality standards.

There are three kinds of water reuse cycles:

  1. Re-use: Reuse of water within the production process
  2. Recycling: Reuse of water over the production process
  3. Second use: Reuse of water outside the production process for secondary purposes

Aquest Colsen supports, introduces and implements optimalisation in the field of (waste)water recycling/reuse together with our customers.

Through an analytical approach in which all water flows in the processes are studied and the water consuming processes are optimized, we determine the balance between water consumption reduction and costs involved. The water quality requirements for each stage of the production process forms the basis of this approach.

Beside the water reuse , often the possibility exists to upgrade/treat the wastewater for process water. The expectation is that due to the implementation of membrane techniques waste water reuse will increase significantly in the near future.The membrane bio reactor plays the role of intermediary in this process. With additional reversed osmose (RO) techniques, process water of any kind can be produced at relatively low costs.

Aquest Colsen can assist with all water related issues within the factory or plant. From theoretical studies/investigations to practical adjustments inside the factory. From design and engineering to realisation, implementation and control.


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