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This article looks at the UK brewing industry focusing on opportunities to reduce water consumption and the reuse of wastewater to reduce costs and improve environmental performance.
The article examines the use of water in the brewing process, how water consumption is measured, what the big brewers are doing to reduce their water usage, alternative water treatment technologies, and how brewers worldwide are rising to the water reuse challenge to create new, recycled beers.
Industrial wastewater describes water that originates from an industrial or commercial process and that may have been contaminated in some way so as to reduce overall water quality… industrial wastewater treatment should therefore form an important part of an organisations waste management processes.
Industrial contamination of this nature may have reduced the quality of the water making it unsuitable for reuse or discharge to drain without appropriate treatment.
In the UK if your business generates wastewater as part of its operations it is typically referred to as industrial wastewater or trade effluent and must be dealt in accordance with specific rules and regulations set by the local sewerage undertaker.
As a responsible business it is incredibly important that you treat this wastewater in the best possible way. It’s not just a matter of making sure you deal with it effectively, it is also required under the law.