Process Water for soft drinks manufacturing, UK
One of the UK's largest global soft drinks bottler's, which makes, sells and distributes billions of bottles and cans every year, is expanding to produce and distribute a new drink in the UK. The customer's water quality specification is extremely low conductivity which means that treated water would need additional processing to meet this specification. Veolia Water Technologies developed a water treatment plant to meet the required specification.
Veolia Water Technologies developed a water treatment plant to meet the required specification and flow (40m3/h). The system includes three stages - degassing to remove carbon dioxide, reverse osmosis (to remove between 90-99% of the dissolved salts, organic and particulate impurities and bacteria) and continuous electrodeionisation (CEDI) to produce water of less than 10μS/cm conductivity. The treated water is then stored in a stainless steel tank from which it is pumped, via a ring main, to the points of use. The customer needed to ensure that contingency plans were in place to avoid any loss of production. Veolia Water Technologies’s “AQUAMOVE™ disaster recovery plan” provides full support and deployment of a mobile reverse osmosis water treatment system at short notice.
The plant was designed to include the necessary terminals to facilitate rapid connection of the mobile solution to the mains supply and distribution system. Details including connection type and size and where to connect the mobile plant, are recorded so that, in the event of a water treatment plant emergency, the AQUAMOVE™ team can be on site in within a few hours to ensure minimal disruption to production.