Reduce water use, increase & improve malting yield

 

Enhance steeping water quality in malting companies. Possible with OPTISTEEP®,  an integrated water treatment system of Water IQ International.

Save discharge costs and 'go green'. Convert organic pollution into biogas.

 

Lower COD-levels with cold or low concentrated waste water. Energy efficient. Possible with the anaerobic treatment with the CWD® REACTOR of Water IQ International.

Innovation in water

Big leaps forward are based only on true innovations.

Sustainable

‘Go green’ and lower the environmental impact of malting

Optimal reuse.

Remain what is good and create the best possible steeping water.

Partners in business.

Better malt with less water is an outcome of joining forces.

The challenge

Malting companies have to cope with social, technical, ecological and economic challenges in the global beer market. The market demands sustainable production methods, while maintaining or increasing product quality and profitability.

IMPROVE WATER USE FOR MORE YIELD. Malt production requires large amounts of water during the immersion or spraying step of the steeping proces in order to stimulate germination of barley. Steeping schemes are modeled to reduce the water use for humidification of the malt and saturation of the air in malting plants. Steeping water reuse is not applied because of the potential negative effects on the germination of barley. With the current methods, the limits have been reached in terms of water conservation.

REDUCE DISCHARGE COSTS. Wastewater must be processed in treatment plants to discharge water in accordance with strict legislation. Aerobic treatment systems with high operation costs are applied to reduce the organic pollution (COD) of the wastewater. Cost-efficient anaerobic systems are not applied. The conventional techniques are not capable to treat the low concentrated (<2.500 mg/l COD) and cold (<25˚ Celsius) wastewater of malting plants with anaerobic bacteria.

The solution

Water IQ International offers malting companies the means to treat wastewater efficiently, reduce the water use for production while increasing the yield and improving the malt quality.

IMPROVED WATER USE: INCREASED YIELD AND QUALITY. The OPTISTEEP® of Water IQ International is an integrated water treatment system for steeping water in malting plants. The OPTISTEEP® conditions the steeping water quality. Pollution and harmful micro-organisms are continuously removed during the steeping process. The system enables an innovative steeping method: Optisteeping, based on single immersion. This method results in less water use, an increased malting yield and improved malt quality.

MEET EFFLUENT QUALITY STANDARDS AT LOW COST. The CWD® REACTOR is a break-through technology developed for the treatment of cold and/or low concentration wastewater streams from production companies in the food and beverage industry. The CWD® REACTOR converts organic compounds from various wastewater’s to biogas without additional heating. The system has been successfully applied in malting plants, treating wastewater at 10˚-25˚ Celsius. Strict quality standards are met while reducing the treatment costs.

OPTISTEEP®

The OPTISTEEP® is an integrated water treatment system for steeping water in malting plants. The OPTISTEEP® conditions the steeping water quality. Pollution and harmful micro-organisms are continuously removed during the steeping process.

CWD® REACTOR

The CWD® REACTOR is a break-through technology developed for the treatment of cold and/or low concentration wastewater streams from production companies in the food and beverage industry. The CWD® REACTOR converts organic compounds from various wastewater’s to biogas without additional heating.

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