The food and beverage industry primarily uses water as a raw material for cleaning and in production, which is then disposed of as wastewater after it is used. Depending on the composition and contamination level, the wastewater is treated and reused as process water, or it is cleaned before being discharged into the environment or the sewage system. This is the only way to ensure compliance with strict environment regulations.
Wastewater accumulates wherever food is produced. Dealing with the high requirements and challenges thus cannot be avoided. We help you to meet strict environmental regulations and optimize your wastewater processes and costs with our intelligent measurement technology. We support you
Reduce the volume
Monitor the amount
Reduce contamination levels
Treatment through neutralization
Comply with government environmental regulations
In industrial applications, water travels a long path, from extraction of the raw or fresh water at the source, to the various production processes and then either directly or indirectly to the discharge point. Learn more about how measurement technology can be used for the optimal prevention, monitoring and treatment of accumulated wastewater.
The volume of wastewater can be reduced during the process by using measurement technology when discharging products from the lines. With less rinse water, fewer phases between two products, or between product and cleaning detergents, you can protect the environment and enjoy real cost savings. By relying on the right measurement technology from Endress+Hauser, the changeover phase can be optimally designed.
Detection of the changeover phase through turbidity, conductivity or density measurements
One of the most important first steps is monitoring water consumption, because only then can measures be carried out. The Proline and Promag electromagnetic flowmeters precisely measure the volume of fresh water that is used, as well as the amount of wastewater. The wastewater can be analyzed either on-site or in the lab.
Any wastewater that collects during the cleaning process has to be neutralized before being fed into the sewage network, thus ensuring compliance with the strict thresholds outlined in environmental regulations. Neutralization, buffer and storage tanks containing acids and alkaline solutions are monitored with innovative measurement technology from Endress+Hauser.
Digital pH sensors with Memosens technology continuously measure the pH value
Highly-precise electromagnetic flowmeters monitor the flow volume
Point level switches from the Liquiphant family monitor the tanks to prevent overfill
Prosonic measurement instruments continually monitor the fill level in the tanks
Membrane filtration as a unique technology for industrial water treatment.
In accordance with government regulations, parameters such as pH, temperature and wastewater quantity are not only continuously monitored, but also recorded by means of a Memograph series screen recorder. The system immediately knows when threshold tolerances are exceeded and generates alarms. The fully-automated sampler in the Liquistation series draws test samples on a regular basis so that additional parameters such as COD (chemical oxygen demand) can be analyzed.
Regular maintenance on all instrumentation is highly recommended. From pH and oxygen content measurement, to analyzers, with regular replacement of the expendable materials, the option exists to complete a corresponding maintenance agreement with Endress+Hauser.
Guaranteed transparency when it comes to wastewater volume and composition
Minimized downtimes and costs
Extended life cycle for your measurement instrumentation and production systems
Raw water, process water or wastewater can be efficiently monitored with modular, space-saving analysis panels. This simplifies daily process integration and operation. Our panel solutions, which can be delivered with or without sample preparation, are modular, scalable and designed especially for your analysis parameters.
Endress+Hauser boasts more than 60 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, particularly in the area of industrial wastewater. Customers around the world put their trust in our extensive know-how in the field of measurement technology, automation and service. We understand the special challenges related to quality, costs and government regulations. Our experienced teams of industry and application experts can help you find the right measurement technology.
less water consumption by optimizing the separation phase with measurement technology
longer life cycle of our digital analysis sensors
electromagnetic flowmeters from Endress+Hauser in operation around the world