ARCsom contributed to Danone’s ambitious Waterless project, in cooperation with Waterleau.
A new water reuse plant has been started with the aim of reducing the quantity of pumped up water by 75%.
The project fits in Danone’s ‘triple zero strategy’: zero waste, zero water, zero energy. The factory in Rotselaar used to send water to the water treatment plant, but now a closed water cycle is created so the waste water can re-enter the factory through the new water reuse plant. By 2020, the water consumption will be minimized to less than 1m³ water used per ton finished product.
This installation will serve as a reference project for the other Danone factories worldwide.
The water reuse plant consists of ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and a disinfection unit to produce potable water quality. This process runs automatically and is monitored through an HMI, which gives the customer a perfect overview and the ability to optimize the installation by adjusting the desired parameters. Daily generated reports contribute to an optimal functioning of the new water reuse plant.