Veolia Water Technologies secures partnership with Bacchus in China

Veolia Water Technologies China has secured a contract with Shanghai Bacchus Limited Company (Bacchus), which will see Veolia design and build full turnkey wastewater treatment plants for two of Bacchus’s new greenfield factories in Tianjin and Chengdu, China.

The plants will integrate several of Veolia’s innovative technologies – including the Biothane Advanced Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB), AnoxKaldnes Biological Activated Sludge (BAS), as well as tertiary and sludge treatments.

Established in 2003, Bacchus manufactures the popular RIO Alcopop series, and is wholly committed to developing, producing, and expanding its leading product to meet market demand. Upon project completion, both the Tianjin and Chengdu factories will join Bacchus’s existing production facility in Shanghai to boost the company’s production capacity to meet growing domestic demand.

Due to the nature of the Food & Beverage industry, wastewater generated from processing operations contains high concentrations of biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), and suspended solids. To mitigate Bacchus’s wastewater challenges, both projects feature Veolia’s high-performing anaerobic reactor, the Biothane Advanced UASB.

Renowned for its high organic loading capacity and superior sludge retention characteristics, the Biothane Advanced UASB reactor is particularly suitable for treatment of food and beverage-type effluents, ensuring that local regulatory standards for wastewater discharge are met. In addition, the compact solution supports biogas production, which serves as an alternate energy source, maximizing renewable energy utilization for Bacchus.

James Peng, Solutions Director, Veolia Water Technologies in China, concluded, “As a leading global provider of innovative water and wastewater solutions, Veolia’s knowledge of local discharge limits has benefitted our clients, whom have had to mitigate wastewater challenges in an increasingly environmentally conscious market. This is our first partnership with Bacchus in China. Our suite of water and wastewater solutions offers maximum technical advantages for our clients, and we look forward to recommending our anaerobic technologies to more Food & Beverage manufacturers operating in this region.”

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