Veolia Water Technologies China has announced its latest partnership with Bacchus, which will see Veolia design and build full turnkey wastewater treatment plants for two of Bacchus’s new factories in China.
The plants, in Tianjin and Chengdu, 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.
Wastewater generated from processing operations in the food and drinks industry contains high concentrations of biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand and suspended solids, Veolia explained.
Bacchus owns the Rio brand of alcopops.
Veolia’s UASB system offers a high organic loading capacity and superior sludge retention characteristics, and is particularly suited 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, maximising renewable energy utilisation for Bacchus.
Established in 2003, Bacchus manufactures the popular Rio brand of alcopop drinks and operates an existing production facility in Shanghai. The Tianjin and Chengdu sites will add to the company’s production capacity, as it strives to meet growing domestic demand.
James Peng, solutions director for Veolia Water Technologies in China, said: “As a leading global provider of innovative water and wastewater solutions, Veolia’s knowledge of local discharge limits has benefitted our clients, who 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 and beverage manufacturers operating in this region.”
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