Food and Beverage Processing

food and beverage processing, food and beverage wastewater treatment

Food and Beverage Processing

Food and Beverage processing utilizes substantial amounts of water that must be pumped, processed and treated. Food and Beverage wastewater treatment can be a significant concern for facilities which must have economical strategies to meet discharge permit requirements as well as recover potentially valuable resources within the wastewater streams.  Additionally plants will often require solutions to breakdown solids in waste byproducts so they can be effectively pumped, processed or transported.  JWC offers a variety of equipment that helps to improve the efficiency of food and beverage facilities in the areas of wastewater treatment, recovery of valuable processing by-products and reducing the volume of food waste.

Food and Beverage Wastewater Treatment

Food and Beverage processing plants generate a significant amount of wastewater with relatively high concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS) or biological oxygen demand (BOD).  It is imperative to treat this wastewater before sending it on to a municipal sewage system to limit municipal surcharges imposed for exceeding limits on TSS and BOD.

Rotary drum screens and Dissolved Air Flotation Systems (DAF) are effective and efficient methods to remove organic waste from food and beverage wastewater. Screening out of organic matter can substantially reduce the BOD levels in the waste stream and enhance further food and beverage wastewater treatment processes.

JWC offers IPEC Rotary Drum Screens and FRC Dissolved Air Floation Systems (DAF) for a variety of food and beverage applications.

Our IPEC Screens are customized to target exactly what is being screened out and insure a high capture rate.  Fats, feathers, seeds and spent hops are just a few of the many items that JWC has a screening solution for.

Dissolved Air Flotation Systems (DAF) are used all throughout food and beverage wastewater treatment applications because of their ability to remove total suspended solids (TSS) and particulate BOD.  They are highly resilient to process alterations and, when designed properly, perform their job day in and day out with minimal operator intervention. With over 100 installations in food and beverage plants, JWC Environmental has the experience to design the right solution for your facility.

Volume Reduction, Equipment Protection

Food and beverage processing can produce waste with numerous tough solids.  These solids can clog pumps and create other problems in production.  JWC’s SHRED and HYDRO industrial grinders can be used to grind up food waste as well as other debris to protect pumps and other process equipment.  Grinding can also be uses to reduce the volume of waste and minimize transportation costs.


  • Effectively remove process water from larger solids
  • High capture rates reduce BOD levels in further waste treatment processes
  • Screens specialized for specific applications like fruit & vegetable processing, breweries, and bakeries
  • Reduce food waste volume to minimize transportation costs
  • Protect downstream equipment from tough solids

Typical Applications