Case Study: APTech Group’s Blended Solid Concentrates Program Helps Meet Corporate Sustainability Initiatives

Problembeverage-plant

A large soft drink bottling plant in the Midwestern U.S. was presented with corporate sustainability initiatives for their 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility, which prompted them to evaluate a range of measures to reduce their facility’s environmental impact. The refrigeration and boiler systems were targeted since they are major consumers of energy and water.

Analysis

The plant’s 1,600 ton ammonia refrigeration system consists of three evaporative condensers and eight compressors. A 550-HP boiler system provides 85 psi process steam. Reliable and efficient operation of these systems is required for plant production.

Our national partner’s liquid water treatment program was providing good results, but chemical storage, handling, and disposal presented sustainability concerns. APTech’s Solid Water Treatment System was introduced to address this.

With the APTech Solid System, chemicals are provided as solid concentrates rather than liquid in drums. APTech Solid Concentrates are dissolved as needed into a small plastic reservoir using the APTech dissolving board. The feed solution is then pumped into the system being treated.

Solution

The APTech Solid System was installed and provided the proven results of the previous high-performance liquid program. Furthermore, the APTech  System enabled the facility to meet its corporate sustainability initiatives by

  • Reducing splash and spill concerns
  • Reducing fuel and greenhouse gas emissions associated with product delivery
  • Eliminating drum handling, storage, and disposal
  • Reducing packaging requirements and landfill waste

The APTech Solid Water Treatment System proved to be an innovative technology that provided environmentally responsible water treatment and helped achieve corporate sustainability initiatives.

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