Food Processing Wastewater

Food processing wastewater

Food Processing Wastewater Reuse


The water used in food industry processing can be categorised into water for cooling, water from washing operations, water in cleaning operations, water and electrical power used during sanitation process (sanitation water), water from cleaning equipment and water treatment chemicals. Wastewater from these processes called food processing wastewater presents a unique challenge for food industry operators as the water often cannot be reused or recycled, becoming contaminated with solid wastes such as sludge from thickener or clarifier processes.

While some production processes target the reuse of water, such as food processing wastewater, through a process of wastewater treatment as means of reducing overall water consumption, the effective management of wastewater remains as a long-term economic and environmental burden for food processing operations.

Minetek has developed extensive capabilities in maximising the potential to reuse wastewater by-products with our water evaporation system able to remove a high ratio of Total Dissolvable Solids (TDS) allowing operators to repurpose treated water into other processes

water evaporation system

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We are always looking at new innovations and technologies that will benefit both us and our clients. Minetek has been able to display that with the use of their modern ventilation technology, where we can look to see production increases through faster re-entry times and reduced capital costs in the total life of the development, delivering value to both us and Mincor.

Pit N Portal CEO

We have utilised MINETEK for a number of sound attenuation projects in the Hunter Valley and have formed an excellent relationship with Glencore over many years. MINETEK understand our industry and always provide a solid and professional commitment to meeting our goals and objectives."

Glencore International AG Global HME Category Manager

I can honestly say I have found MINTEK WATER a very professional organisation in all the dealings that I have had with them. They have always been proactive and looked for and suggested alternatives to assist me in the delivery of my projects whilst still working on the original concept.

CS Energy Kogan Creek Power Station Services Superintendent

Our evaporators are still performing flawlessly and working absolutely great. They have been running 24/7 without a single hiccup. Thanks again!

Klondex Mines Process Maintenance Planning Manager

We have placed some difficult demands upon MINETEK. These demands are never an issue, and are met with the enthusiasm and professionalism we have grown to expect from the MINETEK team.

Liebherr Australia Mining Manager
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