Breweries and Wineries: Reclaiming Water Begins with Wedgewire Screens

Posted on: February 22nd, 2016 by ClearBlu | No Comments

It takes a lot of water to make craft beer. In fact, the average water ratio used is seven barrels of water for each barrel of beer, according to the Brewer’s Association. So what happens to all of the leftover water after the brewing process is done?

Water is a heavily used resource for breweries, wineries and distilleries. While some breweries, wineries, and distilleries recycle and reuse their water, often times the remaining water simply goes down the drain. This is wasteful and expensive. It also can be environmentally unsound, as untreated wastewater enters our sewage system and many municipalities are beginning to crack down on this graywater.

Due to stiffer regulations — as well as a desire for a greener and more sustainable approach to doing business — treating wastewater is becoming more and more important to many craft brewers. ClearBlu Environmental has a full array of solutions that are practical and efficient.

As a design and build contractor, ClearBlu Environmental offers affordable and effective treatment project plans. ClearBlu products can be implemented in stages, making it easier on the budget.

Our systems provide the cleanest and freshest smelling reclaimed washwater. In fact, we can typically reduce Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) by 85 to 97 percent. In addition to this, ClearBlu has further tertiary treatments to make the water reusable in the same facility.

Wedgewire Screens

ClearBlu Environmental wedgewire screens are a quick first step and easy means to process liquid and remove particulate matter. Our screens are the ideal way to begin reclaiming water. In addition to filtering wastewater and removing solids, wedgewire screens can also be used for malting applications and distilling.

Maintenance of wedgewire screens is a snap. ClearBlu Environmental offers self-cleaning and low maintenance options to save you both time and money. A few advantages of our wedgewire screens include:

• Screens with a steep angle, allowing the flow of water to push solids into a dewatering hopper
• Small screens that separate solids as small as .5mm
• Automatic spray bars that help prevent clogs
• Timer activated spray bars that use 90 percent less water than normal rotary screens
• Solids screening before pH balancing, reducing chemical consumption by up to 60% percent
• Stainless steel construction, allowing you to safely treat acidic wastewater without fear of rust or corrosion to any of the parts

ClearBlu Environmental will custom design any type of system for your brewery, winery, or distillery. Talk with us about lift stations, screening and dewatering equipment, pH balancing and biodigesters. No matter what the size or scope of your project, ClearBlu Environmental provides end-to-end products, installation, and service.

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