Our solutions are tailored to your specific application to reach highest production quality, more sustainably and efficiently.
Consumers and sectors within the vegetable processing supply chain increasingly value food safety (quality assurance, hygiene and traceability) and sustainability.
WATER USE & WASH WATER QUALITY. The processing of fresh vegetables typically requires large volumes of clean water. During the treatment process, vegetables are susceptible to cross-contamination with pathogenic spoilage micro-organisms. The costs of vegetable processing will rise by increasing water prices and stricter environmental regulations for wastewater discharge. A robust sustainable washing process is needed, which meets the societal, environmental and quality-related requirements. Treatment technologies that enable the reuse of washing water, without affecting the product quality, are essential.
HIGH DISCHARGE COSTS. The generated wastewater is commonly treated on-site or by water authorities to meet the strict discharge requirements. Aerobic systems with high operating costs are typically applied to reduce the organic pollution (COD) of the wastewater. Cost-efficient anaerobic treatment technologies are rarely used because existing systems are not suitable for the treatment of low-strength (< 2500 mg/L COD) and/or cold (< 25 °C) wastewater. This leads to a loss of valuable cooled process water and high costs for the vegetable processing industry.
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION. Reduction of the water footprint per unit of production and the removal of pesticides from wastewater are becoming increasingly important in the vegetable processing industry. Innovative water treatment technologies are vital to reduce emissions of crop protection agents to the environment.
Water IQ International offers systems that will help you to achieve your sustainability and quality objectives. Our integrated water treatment systems improve your wash water quality, reduce water consumption, and prevent emissions of crop protection agents to the environment.
LESS WATER USE AND BETTER QUALITY. The reuse of washing water, without affecting product quality, is vital for improving the sustainability and profitability of your business. The Opticlear Diamond® system developed by Water IQ enables the reuse of washing water, while securing product quality. The system effectively removes pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses, facilitating the safe recirculation of washing water. Reuse of washing water with the Opticlear Diamond® results in significant water savings of up to 70%.
MEET EFFLUENT QUALITY STANDARDS AT LOW COST. The CWD® Reactor is a breakthrough technology developed by Water IQ for the treatment of cold and/or low strength wastewater from the food and beverages industry. The CWD® Reactor can efficiently convert organic pollutants from varying wastewaters to biogas without the input of additional heat. This sustainable technology leads to considerable savings on discharge costs for large and medium-sized producers with a high return on investment.
EMISSION CONTROL AND SUSTAINIBILTY. The Opticlear Diamond® system, which enables water recirculation by effective disinfection, also removes up to 99.5% of the pesticides present at a low operational cost. This enables you to adhere to stringent discharge regulations and dispose of your wastewater in an environmentally friendly way.
The Opticlear Diamond® is a system developed for the treatment of process water and combines molecular adsorption with an advanced oxidation process.
The system can be equipped with an optional membrane solution – Forward Nano® – for selective removal of monovalent salts like sodium.
The CWD® Reactor is a breakthrough technology for the treatment of cold and/or low strength wastewater from the food and beverages industry. The CWD® Reactor can efficiently convert organic pollutants from varying wastewaters to biogas without the input of additional heat.