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Foods and Beverages

The food and beverages processing industry requires a huge amount of water. One of the main problems is the amount of waste water continuously produced in the food plants. The water is used as an ingredient, a cleaning agent, for boiling and cooling purposes, for transportation and conditioning of raw materials:

The average wastewater flow per ton of product is given in the following table:

Food and beverage

Flow m3/ton of product

Beer

9-11.5

Bread

2-3.5

Meat packing

13.5-18

Milk products

9-18

Whiskey

54.5-73

Food processing can be divided into four main fields:

As an example, find below some wastewater issues and Lenntech pretreatments associated to a kind of food processing.

Food and beverage type

Associated wastewater pollutants

Lenntech Pretreatment

brewed beverages

BOD

Centrifugation, biological treatment

Meat and poultry

BOD

Screening, sedimentation, biological treatment

Rice

BOD , TSS

Chemical precipitation

Bakeries

BOD , FOG, detergents

Biological treatment

Soft drinks

BOD , TSS, alkalinity

Neutralization, screening, biological treatment



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