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 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.
Find information about Water recycling in food and beverage industry