Beverage Process Wastewater Treatment

Our industrial screening and treatment solutions help beverage producers to treat distillery, winery and brewery process and waste water, effectively protecting downstream processes, recovering solids for re-use or resale, improving water recycling and re-use and cutting effluent surcharges.

Nobody got into the drinks business because they wanted to deal with wastewater - but in any scale of production, deal with it you must.

Everything about beverage and alcohol production involves water. Irrigation water is needed to grow grapes, hops, and grain. Water is required all over the plant to maintain sanitary conditions. Fermentation tanks and barrels, presses and crushing equipment need to be thoroughly washed.  Everything needs to be cleaned using water at some point in time, and almost everything needs to be cleaned each day of operation.

Our beverage processing wastewater treatment technologies can help drinks manufacturers to save money on operations, improve treatment efficiency, recover by-products and recycle and reuse water. 

Our solutions for your sector

Brewery wastewater treatment

Winery wastewater treatment

Industrial silt, sand and sediment removal


Technologies: ultrafine rotating belt filtration 

The Hydro MicroScreen ultrafine rotating belt filter provides significant benefits for beverage producers facing ever-increasing sewer discharge fees. Separating by-product materials from flow streams allows much more cost-effective disposal as clean, dewatered materials may have possible reuse options, energy generation potential or in the very least are ready for landfill. The Hydro MicroScreen™ can reduce - or in some applications eliminate - sewer discharge fees.

In many cases, this dewatered material may have value; belt filtration can provide the opportunity to more cost-effectively sell solids into new markets, create additional product, or create biomass for waste to energy conversion. Dewatered solids also have less volume and weight, which decreases handling and transportation costs.


In addition to materials recovery and solids removal, the Hydro MicroScreen™ offers numerous benefits compared to conventional systems:

  • Uses just 15-30% of the energy
  • Provides superior solids dewatering
  • Reduces overall solids handling costs
  • Requires as little as 10% of the overall footprint
  • Reduces retention time
  • Increases plant capacity
  • Often does not require chemicals
  • Capital construction costs are just 20-30% of a conventional settling system

Technologies: sediment and sand removal

Sand and sediment can be abrasive and accelerate wear on washing, sorting, cutting, and pumping equipment.  Additionally, its presence in water reduces the quality of your product as well as limiting your ability to reuse that water.  Sand and fine particles in your wastewater can substantially and unnecessarily increase sewer discharge fees.

Removing fine particles from your flow streams is one of the easiest ways to decrease your operational costs, increase your plant's efficiency, and increase the quality of your output and improve water reuse. 

Our removal systems - including the HeadCell®TeaCup® and Grit King® - are the best performing liquid-solids separation systems on the market, and we specialise in creating site-specific solutions that deliver a rapid ROI.


  • Much smaller footprint than conventional sedimentation 
  • Not subject to thermal short circuiting 
  • Removes finer grit (95% of all grit 75 micron and larger) than other technologies
  • Virtually no detention time required

Technologies: sludge screening

Removing dry solids from primary process wastewater sludge can reduce the likelihood of blockages and help to protect other treatment processes.

Our Hydro-Sludge® Screen is a superior sludge processing system that is designed for quick, simple and safe maintenance, with a self-lubricating cone to cut maintenance requirements and a discharge section with easy access for servicing and inspection.

Delivering screenings at up to 40 % total solids, the Hydro-Sludge® Screen removes, compacts and dewaters coarse material in sludge to reduce the solids handling burden, cutting the cost of screen solids management, transport and disposal.

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