Breweries and other industrial beverage companies face a dilemma: They are major water users, and they also incur major wastewater costs. Some companies are trying to streamline the process by cutting out the middleman and treating their own wastewater.
Wal-Mart may be in trouble after a customer reported that he was injured when drinking what he had believed to be store brand water, but contained a chemical similar to window cleaner.
Scientists say a recent breakthrough makes it possible to put brewery wastewater to good use.
From time to time, we come across companies planning to incorporate a food microbiology lab for in-house testing. Many times, management foresees the benefit of “faster turn-around time,” thus allowing programs to be adjusted more rapidly. Industry has seen more and more “rapid tests” on the commercial market promoting closer scrutiny of laboratory testing programs. In most cases, companies have done an excellent job evaluating the basic finances of doing in-house testing versus outsourcing to third-party labs. But, sometimes companies don’t understand the complexity associated with starting an in-house microbiology testing laboratory. In many cases, they don’t want to call their facilities a “laboratory” and want a “place” to test only for indicator microorganisms. Yet, after a couple of years, they start testing for pathogens. Such a transition creates a completely different scenario. In this article, we summarize key questions companies should address to help determine if starting an in-house food microbiology laboratory is appropriate.
Municipal water services continually utilize improved technologies so that they can offer their customers higher water quality.
An innovative approach to high quality ice production has been adopted by the new Ice Palace in Moscow.
Ammonia is used as a cleaning and bleaching agent in the production of fertilizers, plastics, explosives, and many other products.
Lincoln Electric Systems (LES) recently commissioned a membrane decarbonation system using 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ EXF-14x28 Series Membrane Contactors to remove CO2 prior to their mixed bed deionizers.
Supply Chain Management is a constant struggle. Between giving consumers insights, meeting their demands, keeping real-time inventory, and ensuring all products meet quality specifications, there is a lot of data to manage. That's where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide F&B companies with new supply chain insights to stay ahead of the curve.
The use of low salinity water in Enhanced Oil Recovery processes has been a recent topic of discussion. The potential to increase recovery rates by altering the reservoir characteristic from an oil-wet to a water-wet state, along with potential cost savings, has garnered attention in recent years.
Controlling dissolved oxygen (DO) levels during beverage production is vital for ensuring consistent product quality and shelf life. This is particularly true for canning, where high DO levels can cause breakdown of the can lining, corrosion and even leaking – which in turn can result in product waste and customer dissatisfaction. In some cases, can supplier warranties have exclusions for high DO levels.
Dissolved gases like NH3, H2S or NOx in waste water lead to contamination in the sewage system and high treatment costs for municipal waste water treatment plants.
Dissolved gas control in a nuclear power plant’s water system, including the primary make-up water storage tank and refueling water storage tank, can be essential to reduce radiation source term (defined as a release of radioactive material). In particular, controlling dissolved gases can also help reduce the formation of unwanted radionuclides, such as 14C and oxides of 60Co, and alleviate primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC).
Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC is hosting the second annual High Pressure Processing (HPP) Summit from Oct. 2 to 4 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center
Last week, investors gathered at the iconic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco to hear 480 Holdings Limited, LLC (“480 Holdings”) present and discuss their plans for a socially responsible, premium bottled spring water brand named Yaqara Water™ (“Yaqara”)
The Boca Bearing Company is proud to announce the expansion of their line of Mounted Unit Bearings and Inserts. Mounted unit bearings are used when a shaft axis is perpendicular to the bearing mounting surface
Ingredient Identity, a specialty business and regulatory management consulting firm to the Food and Dietary Supplement industries, was selected by SK Laboratories, Inc. to provide guidance and support for key corporate growth initiatives and milestones over the next five years
Organic flavor and ingredient manufacturer Blue Pacific Flavorsannounces the opening of its new research and development laboratory, the Flavor Creation and Culinary Innovation Center
ProcessPro, leading mid-market ERP software solution company, is pleased to announce it has been named Best Process Manufacturing Software of 2017 by Corporate Vision Magazine
Breville, the premium global kitchen appliance brand, recently announced the launch of the Oracle Touch, the next generation automatic espresso machine that brews true café quality coffee similar to that delivered by manual commercial espresso machines using a simple touch screen
Zep Inc., a leading producer of specialty chemical products for the industrial, institutional and consumer markets has entered into an agreement to purchase AFCO, a leading specialty chemical and food safety provider serving the food and beverage processing industry
Since its 2005 introduction, Coca-Cola Zero has refreshed hundreds of millions of fans across America with its real Coca-Cola taste and zero calories
At drinktec 2017, Graphic Packaging International (GPI) will demonstrate a world of possibilities in machinery and packaging solutions that address both current and evolving consumer buying habits that are shaping the global beverage industry