Virtual site visit: The Aquabio water reuse scheme for food processing, Boston, UK
On the 5th February 2021, Aquabio organised for the students from the Cranfield University Water and Wastewater Engineering Master’s degree a virtual tour of their award-winning water reuse scheme at the food processing Bakkavor’s Cucina Sano site in Boston, Lincolnshire. The Cucina Sano facility produces Italian ready meals and accompaniments for Marks and Spencer (M&S).
This water reuse scheme, which became fully operational in December 2016, makes use of an advanced low energy MBR technology and RO system, with UV and chlorine dosing to treat the wastewater generated by the food processing company and recycle it onsite. This innovative process enables more than 80% of the water used by the food processing company to be safely recycled. This include for general use in all potable grade supplies, including for food production, ingredients, canteen and softened water. Onsite wastewater treatment and recycling has also cut wastewater traffic flow to and from the site eliminating approximately 130 road tankers per week. The plant treats up to 700,000 litres per day.
Please note that the video includes Q&A from the audience during the tour.
For more information:
Unit 10, Ball Mill Top Business Park
Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6LS, UK