Wastewater management is always a concern for food and beverage manufacturers. To support their expanding production processes for Ovaltine, Associated British Foods looked to Veolia for a wastewater treatment plant solution. By Michael Poonpipat, business development director, Projects, Thailand, Veolia Water Technologies
Having won a €156 million (US$165 million) contract from the Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Veolia, through its subsidiaries OTV and SADE, will help provide access to water on a large scale in the Greater Matale area.
The Hydrex AquaVista by Veolia Water Technologies is an automated control and monitoring system, adaptable for most water treatment systems including both open and closed cooling circuits, membranes and boilers.
The system is capable of collecting operational data, calculating corrective actions, executing corrections, communicating with the system’s operator, and controlling the optimum design parameters.
These offer manufacturers key benefits such as minimising risk concerning scale and corrosion, maximising water usage, optimising blow-down water and related discharges, facilitating reports and operating conditions, and achieving highest water treatment systems performance.
We chat with Laurent Panzani, the global food, beverage, and biofuels market director at Veolia Water Technologies, a global water solutions provider, to find out what the current trends in the water technologies market are and how the industry can move forward from there.
Veolia Water Technologies has announced the appointment of Frederic Thery as its new chief executive officer for Asia Pacific. He now oversees Veolia’s business in the region, and guides the company in its transition to a new internal structure.