7 NuWater LinkedIn Posts

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Importance of Water Quality and Managing Water-Related Risks at Packhouses

While South Africa’s supply routes are “business as usual”, the biggest challenge for packhouses is complying with water contaminant standards and showing that processed fresh produce poses zero risks to importing countries.

A packhouse uses significant amounts of water from orchards to a shipping container. And the only way to enter the export market is to meet phytosanitary agreements, market compliance regulations, and quality safety standards issued under the APS Act and water quality accreditation bodies.

Besides subscribing to the relevant water quality bodies, packhouses must have an intelligent water plan in place. However, this requires both technical expertise and the right smart-water technology. At NuWater, we understand the challenges facing packhouses and exporters and have the right smart-water solutions and expertise to help you meet regulations, reduce operational costs, increase efficiency, decrease environmental contamination, and recycle and reuse your wastewater efficiently.

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The Role and Importance of Clean, Potable Water in Packhouses

South Africa boasts a vibrant fruit and beverage export market, with plenty of opportunities for SME Agro-packers and exporters. However, water shortages coupled with contamination risks and added high water, energy and discharge fees limit export operations and affect the value chain.

Packhouses use significant amounts of water for washing, dipping and rinsing fruit. They use water to transport fruit (flumes) and sanitise bins and surfaces. They must also wash packhouses and cold storage facilities with dedicated chemicals. Further, since water temperature contributes to infiltration, water is also used in heating and hydro cooling systems.

A sufficient water supply is imperative in packhouse operations and must meet microbial potable water standards. However, this means an adequate wastewater treatment system is critical to meet compliance regulations and reduce operational costs.

NuWater understands packhouse challenges and has affordable mobile water treatment plants that reduce water and energy costs, increase efficiency, and keep packhouses export compliant.

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What benefits does good clean water add to your packhouse operations?

If you’re a packhouse manager, chances are you’re looking for ways to run a tighter, more cost-efficient operation—from produce picking to export storage. Successful packhouses recognise that clean water is the topmost priority for export compliance. The problem is that South Africa is running short of water and packhouses require large volumes of clean water to process, pack, transport and store fresh produce.

To meet the export contaminant standards and enter the market, packhouses pay costly water, energy and discharge tariffs. Many SMEs are unable to meet these financial and compliance demands—but there is a solution. When packhouses utilise a wastewater treatment system that ensures clean water from picking, processing to shipping, they better operations, remove contamination risks, reduce environmental pollution, and meet export compliance regulations—securing substantial export returns.

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8 Steps to Identify the Best Water Treatment Solution for Your Needs

You’re a packhouse manager, fed up with spending large amounts of money on energy, water, and discharge tariffs. While capital outlay is an issue, your biggest challenge is a lack of freshwater, preventing you from meeting export compliance regulations. However, you’ve decided to install a compact, mobile water treatment system to reduce operational costs, cut contamination risks, comply with standards, and enter the export market. Now, what—how do you identify which water treatment you need?

1. Test your current feed water problems
2. Establish your needs for treated water
3. Determine your peak flow periods
4. Perform a full-scale water analysis
5. Find out whether your packhouse can meet the required specifications
6. Evaluate your onsite space to determine the water treatment system size
7. Establish the total feed supply per hour & per day; and
8. Determine the total volume required as product water/treated water per day

Next step? Contact NuWater.

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#SouthAfrica #watertreatment #waterchallenges #waterreclamation #watermanagement #reverseosmosis

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Water Technology: 9 Agro-Packhouse Water Treatment Methods to Use

Our last post outlined steps to find a water treatment solution, but with the many treatment technologies available—how do you select the best one for your needs? Methods to improve the microbial quality of water and reduce and remove impurities differ—from chemical, physical to biological. While the choice of water treatment depends on both inlet water quality and effluent quality—successful packhouses use the following technologies.

1. Chemical conditioning
2. Clarification system
3. Coarse screening
4. Desalination
5. Inlet screening system
6. Iron filtration
7. Multimedia filtration
8. Post-treatment
9. Suspended solids removal (UF)

Packhouses uses large volumes of water and produce massive amounts of wastewater, and water treatment technologies provide low-cost sanitation, reduce operational costs, and ensure compliance to enter export markets.

Chat with the team at NuWater to find out more about the technology you need and how you can rent an affordable, compact, mobile plant so you can jump into the export market.

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#SouthAfrica #watermanagement #watertreatment #waterchallenges #ultrafiltration #desalination

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Minimise Environmental Damage: 5-Healthy Ways to Discharge Effluent

As the government enforces accountability and stringent environmental regulations, wastewater discharge is a hot topic. The Agro-industry uses large volumes of water, but it also discharges large amounts of untreated effluent that contain agrochemicals, organic matter, sediments and saline drainage into water bodies.

Untreated wastewater can be toxic, corrosive, reactive, acidic, and even ignitable, polluting surface water and groundwater and resulting in devastating and lasting environmental, social and economic effects.

To protect ecosystems and rural and urban communities, the Agro sector must treat effluent efficiently and discharge responsibly. However, because discharge quality is unique, it requires testing before discharge. Pending discharge quality—here are 5-healthy ways to rid your wastewater effluent without causing further damage to the environment.

1. Reuse in the packhouse
2. Discharge to a municipality
3. Discharge into evaporation ponds
4. Safe discharge into a river
5. Irrigation

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#SouthAfrica #watermanagement #watertreatment #waterchallenges #waterreclamation #waterreuse #recycle #irrigation #waterdischarge

The 5 Stages of Water Treatment Technologies

South Africa’s Agro-sector uses and processes billions of litres of wastewater every day—but have you ever wondered what processes packhouses use? Wastewater treatment is a lot complex than sending dirty water through a filter. Efficient water treatment requires different stages to tackle the many pollutants, with water becoming cleaner as it moves through each phase. Here’s a quick look at the 5-stages involved.

1. Pre-treatment: screening and chemical conditioning based on pH correction or alkalinity addition.

2. Primary Treatment: to eliminate fats, grease or oils left from pre-treatment, this stage uses dissolve-air flotation, electro-coagulation and hydro-cyclone methods.

3. Biological Treatment (secondary treatment): if the system is biologically degradable, this stage uses aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic treatments and membrane or clarifier treatments.

4. Tertiary Treatment: for stringent discharge quality, this method uses RO treatment, advanced oxidation, and activated carbon.

5. Remineralisation: any required steps to correct the water for use in pipelines etc.

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Get Export-Ready with Affordable Plant Rentals

Experts predict the fruit and beverage export industry will reach USD 346.05 billion by 2022. For South African packhouses, this means opportunity—but also increased challenges. The biggest challenges are lack of water, meeting compliance standards, and proving products pose zero risks to importing countries.

SA is running short of water, and packhouses use massive amounts of it, and they also produce mass volumes of wastewater. Because packers cannot discharge without pre-treatment, they pay enormous discharge rates—hindering operations, affecting the value chain, and restricting access to markets. However, these challenges are reversible with water treatment.

At NuWater, we have the right solutions to reduce operational costs, increase efficiency, decrease environmental contamination, and help packhouses enter the export market. We provide affordable mobile compact plants that can treat 50,000 to over 20 million litres of wastewater each day. The best part is that you can lease a plant, with rental periods as short as 3-months.

Contact us: 021 788 3125


#NuWater #watertreatment #ultrafiltration #reverseosmosis #wastewater #waterconsultants #filtrationtechnology