Soft Drinks Producer’s Plant to Reduce up to 70% of Fresh Water Consumption

  Enquire / contact me

Applying integrated reuse solution

Automation

Soft Drinks Producer’s Plant to Reduce up to 70% of Fresh Water Consumption
Soft Drinks Producer’s Plant to Reduce up to 70% of Fresh Water Consumption

PepsiCo is installing an integrated reuse solution from Siemens Industry Automation Division at its snack food production plant in Santiago, Chile. As part of a wastewater treatment plant upgrade, the manufacturing facility is increasing its wastewater treatment capacity by 20% and incorporating environmentally beneficial technologies. The Siemens system will lower fresh water consumption by up to 70%. It is expected to become operational in 2012.

The integrated solution from Siemens is aimed at eventually helping reduce the amount of fresh water used in making potato chips and other snack food lines at the Santiago plant by an estimated two-thirds. Water savings are expected to be accomplished by taking the initial water used in production, extracting the impurities and cycling it back into the production systems. Wastewater treated by the Siemens system will be reused in various internal manufacturing processes.

The installation is part of a corporate initiative to help standardize water reuse at PepsiCo facilities throughout South America. At the Santiago facility, most of the wastewater first passes through an extensive starch recovery system and is then screened before it moves on to primary treatment, which includes oil and grease removal. After this stage, it will flow to a MemPulse membrane bioreactor (MBR) system from Siemens that will separate and treat liquids and solids. Additionally, a remote supervision system will allow MBR performance parameters to be monitored online from the Siemens technology center in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. From the MBR, the water will be pre-treated before it passes through tertiary treatment, including a reverse-osmosis (RO) system and a Barrier M ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system, both also from Siemens. The integrated reuse solution is more advanced than conventional wastewater treatment processes, producing consistently high-quality effluent in a smaller footprint.

While PepsiCo has used a combination of MBR and RO technologies at a few of its manufacturing facilities throughout Latin America, this marks the first known time the technology combination has been entirely offered by a single manufacturer in South America. Increasingly stringent local regulations, coupled with the company's growing green initiatives, might make using the technology combination in its processes more prevalent in the future.

Posted on June 26, 2012 - (616 views)
by
Siemens AG
Gleiwitzer Str. 555
90475 Nürnberg - Germany
+49-911-895-0
+49-911-8957408
View full company profile
Location
More products from this supplier
Sure Signs of Excellence: Top Notch Products Offering Added Value
Room for new Perspectives. Simatic PCS 7 V9.0: More Flexibility in Process Automation
A Sure Sign of Excellence: Top-notch Products Offering Added Value
First-class Solutions for Industry
First-class Solutions for Industry
The Siemens Partner Program
Sure Sign of Excellence
Sure Signs of Excellence
The Siemens Partner Program
Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)
The Siemens Partner Program
Quality Assurance in the Product Development and Production Process
Manage Wireless Networks from a Central Location with IWLAN Controller
Standard IE 4 Motors
Totally Integrated Automation
Proactive, Not Reactive!
Perfectly Organized
Automation Solution
Efficiency Through Single Source Technology
Easy Operation with all Fieldbuses and Controllers
Real Time Energy Consumption Management
Higher Winding Quality on Non-Circular Bodies
The Siemens Partner Program
SCADA System SIMATIC WinCC
Powerful Identification Technology for Assembly Operations
Online Support Platform for Industrial Companies
Totally Integrated Automation
Standard IE 4 Motors
Automation Controllers with Integrated Safety
Integrated Automation
Related articles
''Esprit'' Libre
SCADA for Supervision and HMI
Advanced Automation Solutions
Solutions for Digital Data Exchange
Medical Grade PC
Widescreen HMIs GT21 and GT25
Power Management System for IIoT
Modular Compact CPU Board
Absolute Modular Encoders
Automation Server
Leading Distributor in Automation & Robotics Technology
Modbus TCP EtherCAT PROFINET
IIoT I/O Series
Mercury: Mobile, multi-protocol diagnostics for all environments
Innovative Systems Solutions Made by LAPP
Alarm-Annunicators, Grouped Indicators, Tri-Led and Phase Presences
Advanced Thermal Imaging Exx-Series
AN INDUSTRY FIRST FOR INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET
e-F@ctory initiative
Enhanced Machine Handling
Medical Grade PC
Power Management System for IIoT
Modular Compact CPU Board
Absolute Modular Encoders
High-Performance Box PC
Photovoltaic Fuse Holder
Fanless Controller
Semi-absolute Linear Encoder
Web-Based Engineering Tool
Industrial Cellular RTUs