Brewing beer is water-intensive. About 6-8 gallons of water are required for every one gallon of beer produced. While some of that water does end up in bottles, cans or kegs as steam during the sanitation process, more than half of it ends up as wastewater.
Pretreatment of the brewery wastewater to remove coarse solids, like hops and spent grains, before they reach the anaerobic digester is critical for optimal system functionality, and will assist the digester with further successful breakdown of organic materials. By understanding the cost- and energy-saving benefits of screening systems, brewery owners can equip themselves to more successfully manage their wastewater and focus on their craft.
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