Nurion: reverse osmosis system for the food and beverage industry

Through its business unit Solys, Veolia Water Technologies has announced the launch of the NURION, a skid-mounted, reverse-osmosis (RO) system designed to produce high-quality ingredient water.

The Food and Beverage industry requires water for various applications within their manufacturing facilities, notably as an ingredient, where it must be free from undesirable taste, odor, color and impurities that could be harmful to consumers and to the product quality.

To help its customers comply with the most stringent regulations and guarantee the quality and consistency of the water which enters their products, SOLYS has developed NURION™, a reverse osmosis system that produces ingredient water for infant formula and soft drinks.

NURION ensures water quality consistency thanks to its permeate line design and certified components, which follow EHEDG hygienic design principles to optimise microbial control throughout the treatment process. The equipment pipes are made entirely of stainless steel, with a variable speed pump integrated with automatic control valves, aligned with the automation features ensuring a stable operation and an autonomous reverse osmosis. In addition, all non-metallic materials (pressure vessels, membranes, sealings/gaskets) are in accordance with at least one of the drinking water FDA/NSF-61/ACS regulations.

Within the NURION range (permeate flow-rate from 5 up to 25 m3/hr), Solys is proposing a global offer, ensuring a high equipment reliability and giving flexibility through different options:

  • full standard treatment line including pre-treatment;
  • complementary products: Cleaning in Place (CIP) and chemical dosing sets;
  • piping and installation kits;
  • Aquavista line of cloud-based digital solutions for plant performance optimisation;
  • consumables, spare parts and emergency service kits; and
  • Hydrex line of water treatment chemicals.

Veolia supplies Kraft Heinz China with in-house wastewater treatment

Kraft Heinz China has selected Veolia Water Technologies to provide the multinational food manufacturer with a wastewater treatment solution for its new soy sauce plant in Guangdong, China. The implementation of Veolia’s technologies at Kraft Heinz’s new plant in Guangdong will enable them to meet the stringent national and provincial discharge standards.

An American food company formed by the merger of Kraft Foods Group and Heinz in 2015, Kraft Heinz is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. The new Kraft Heinz Yangjiang food factory in Guangdong covers an area of over 13 hectares, and will produce about 125,000 tonnes of soy sauce per year.

“This project is a testament to the quality of Veolia’s wastewater treatment solutions and it reaffirms Veolia’s leading position as a water and wastewater solutions provider,” shared James Peng, managing director, Solutions China, Veolia Water Technologies. “By combining our technologies and our knowledge of local discharge limits, Veolia is able to help Kraft Heinz mitigate wastewater challenges in an increasingly environmentally conscious market”.

Veolia will provide its AnoxKaldnes Biological Activated Sludge (BAS) solution in the Kraft Heinz Yangjiang factory. Optimally designed to provide a volumetric loading capacity that is up to three times higher than conventional activated sludge, the BAS biological wastewater treatment solution is a combination of Veolia’s compact AnoxKaldness Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) and activated sludge processes. This will allow Kraft Heinz to cope with an overall higher organic load than conventional activated sludge processes, while requiring a relatively small footprint.

Apart from the AnoxKaldnes BAS solution, the wastewater treatment plant will also be equipped with a Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) clarifier system for total phosphorous removal and biological sludge separation.

“As Veolia continues to expand its presence in Asia, we are confident that our robust solutions and long-term focused customer service will continue to benefit customers across various industries. With a competent and strong professional team providing local support in China, we are excited about future growth opportunities here,” said Peng.

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