According to the Federation House Commitment, water use in the food and drink sector has fallen by 16% since 2007, however, there is still a long way to go to meet their target of 20% reduction by 2020.
Veolia Water Technologies (Veolia) has developed Reco Solutions, to help you minimise your water footprint in a way that is not only sustainable but also economical. RecoBLUE and RecoSMART, part of Reco Solutions, are specific applications designed to help you reuse and recycle water and save money.
Reverse osmosis (RO water) is the sector's technology of choice for process water treatment, and this typically generates a waste stream of up to 25-30% of the feed. Veolia's RecoBLUE system, can recover up to 50% of reverse osmosis wastewater, reducing mains water consumption and sewer discharge. Veolia has created an online calculator where you can enter the basic operational details of your system and see at a glance, the water reduction and associated cost savings and return on investment that you can achieve.
All food and drink facilities have a steam boiler, of which blowdown represents not only a waste of water but also a loss of heat energy and expensive conditioning chemicals. Improving the quality of boiler make-up water can have a significant impact on blowdown. The online RecoSMART calculator will show you how investment in boiler make-up water treatment can reduce blowdown, saving both water and energy.
You can find Reco Solutions online calculators at www.recosolutions.co.uk and of course, one of Veolia's experienced Engineers is always available to help and advise you with your decision making regarding RO water or any of our other water solutions.
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