Due to an increase in production requirements at their Hereford plant, Heineken needed to upgrade and extend the existing deaeration plant and its capability.
Maintaining a reliable and sustainable water supply is one of the key challenges for beverage producers, especially when downstream processing takes place at production sites. A bespoke water recycling system, designed and built in the UK, is recycling 65% of process water at one producer’s African site, directly resulting in an innovative new green tea.
Envirogen were asked to provide a total solution, working through each stage of the water treatment system to recognise bottlenecks and design new processes with increased capacity. From incoming water treatment to sterilisation, and even wastewater treatment, Envirogen took a holistic approach, evaluating the needs of the site to develop the best long-term solution.
Water is a vital component in the can making process and Crown insisted on sourcing the latest sophisticated water treatment technology. Their goal was to recycle 90% of the water used in production. EWS worked closely with Crown to deliver a number of different water treatment solutions throughout the manufacturing process. EWS quickly advised Crown that the local towns water supply needed treatment to bring it up to the required standard.
Dwight Bali, Head of Engineering at J Wray & Nephew UK, the distributor of the Appleton range of rums, knew the Jamaican based winery needed to improve efficiencies and productivity in its filtration process and reduce its waste disposal costs. Due to Puresep’s knowledge in the food and beverage industry, they were commissioned for the project.
Heineken choose The Pureflow™ Microfiltration system from Puresep, part of the Envirogen Group for cider filtration at their Hereford Plant. The PureFlow System is based on the well established cross flow filtration principles.