Tetra Pak Filtration Solutions has spotlighted a number of new areas, which can reduce the water intake of dairy and food processing facilities considerably. These opportunities have spurred the opening of a Water Competence Center in Silkeborg Denmark.
With the Water Competence initiative we wish to inspire dairy and food processing companies to new, greener ways of thinking. We wish to create new ideas, which will save water and at the same time secure growth opportunities for our customers – despite soaring prices of water and stricter legislation on water consumption and wastewater discharge, which often constrain growth.
In many countries around the world, clean drinking water is extremely scarce, and this shortage makes it problematic for dairy and food processing plants to consume huge volumes of fresh water for processing. However, by implementing various green technologies such as RO concentration in combination with different water purification methods, water intake and effluent volumes will drop dramatically. The aim is to provide the right water quality for the purpose.
Food safety and local legislation
One crucial aspect of reusing and recycling cleaned process water is food safety, and several countries have strict requirements to process water for reuse. One of the tasks of our Water Competence experts is to map local legislation on recovered process water around the world. Only by having thorough knowledge of such legislation can the Center provide professional advice to customers with respect to their particular regulatory framework, always with food safety as the main mission.
The overall goal of our new Water Competence Center is to create maximum value for customers, delivering sustainable and profitable process solutions, which walk hand in hand with Tetra Pak’s promise: ‘Protects What’s Good’.