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.

Contact us: 021 788 3125


#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.

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Water Treatment in South Africa: The Challenges and Solutions

What if we told you that water covers 70% of the earth’s surface—with 97% salt water and 3% freshwater? Of the 3%, less than 1% is portable, and by 2030, the water demand will exceed supply by 17%. But it’s not just overpopulation and climate change that are to blame.

South Africa’s municipal water treatment plants are in a bad state and have reached a “tipping point” in incompetence and neglect. A recent report revealed that out of South Africa’s 850 water treatment plants, only 7% comply with benchmarks and standards. While the government estimates an upgrade to cost around R900 billion—they don’t even have two-thirds of the amount.

As the 30th driest country, South Africa is continually assessing how best to balance sustainable water supply with ever-growing demand—and the conclusion is that South Africa’s water challenges must not isolate from sustainable water treatment solutions. Here’s how the latest water treatment solutions are addressing South Africa’s current water challenges.

Utilise the ocean using high performance patented reverse osmosis technology

From agriculture, mining, and oil to manufacturing—just about every industry in South Africa is feeling the pinch. Although some can reduce their water consumption, for others, a reduction means compromising assets and product quality.

The solution? With over 70% of the earth made up of seawater – and over one-quarter of the world’s population living within less than 25 kilometres of the ocean, seawater desalination is a vital technology for water treatment.

Desalination is a saving grace to industries and communities. It converts seawater to potable water using processes such as nanofiltration or desalination technology. This process can help businesses and communities produce up to 25 million gallons of potable water per day.

Take NuWater, for instance, a key player in the South African water waste management sector. To help power companies reclaim and reuse wastewater, NuWater designed, built and operated the world’s first full-scale seawater desalination plant in Singapore using their high performing patented Reverse Osmosis Membrane Technology.

Setting new benchmarks in performance, productivity, and reliability globally, this technology reclaims 55 million litres a day of high-quality water from secondary sewage water for reuse by industry and people. Utilising a 16-inch diameter of the membrane element, which leaves behind any trace of salt, minerals or contaminants, the water is of such a high quality that they use much of it in the manufacture of sensitive electronic wafers.

Reduce operational costs and improve efficiency with plant rentals

Energy consumption and traditional water management and treatment methods are the most significant challenges facing water treatment plants today. Large, centralised infrastructure projects are expensive, inflexible, and take too long to deliver. For this very reason, businesses view water treatment systems as a sunk cost, with many sacrificing upgrades and maintenance repairs to save money.

Many businesses fail to grasp that ineffective monitoring, measurement, management, and maintenance lead to unnecessary operational costs and downtime.

The solution? Rent a customised water treatment plant, a modular unit or a full-scale industrial design-and-build project that includes installation, daily operations management and ongoing maintenance. With the focus on plant automation, remote monitoring and data-driven performance management, this innovative business model reduces operational costs and downtime, protects assets, and improves efficiency while making better-informed technology upgrade decisions based on quantifiable investment returns.

Reduce environmental footprint and stimulate growth and revenue with green technologies

Wastewater treatment is critical to keeping our environment sustainable, but wastewater plants also leave an environmental footprint after the treatment process. The organic matter stripped from the water must go somewhere, right?

The solution? Wastewater is now considered more as an energy resource than as waste. Holding opportunities that stimulate economies and build significant revenue potential, green innovative wastewater technologies improve treated wastewater. And with automation and innovation moving forward, the industry can look forward to a variety of new technologies that can produce revenue while also protecting the environment and the ecosystem.

We design, build, operate and finance water treatment plants.

NuWater, a technology-led company that designs, engineers, builds, finances, and operates advanced wastewater plants – providing high-quality drinking and industrial process water from sea, river, ground and wastewater sources, is at the forefront of innovation in the water sector.

We address South Africa’s water-energy nexus by pushing technology forward to improve water management systems while maintaining energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. We focus on minimising the impact on the environment and empowering communities and industries with water treatment solutions that create a sustainable supply of high-quality water.

We are leading the way in RO, Membrane Bioreactor, Ultra and Micro-Filtration Technologies.

Leading the way in world-class domestic, commercial and industrial reverse osmosis technology, membrane bioreactor technology, and ultra and micro-filtration technologies, we deliver projects across the entire water cycle that balances social, economic and environmental priorities.

At NuWater, we believe that being a South African company with an in-depth understanding of the local market, combined with our proven world-leading technology and years of experience, positions us to play a valuable role in addressing South Africa’s water security challenges.

To learn more about our intelligent water treatment solutions—chat with us today.

Industrial Wastewater Treatment: From Waste to Resource

As the scarcity of water becomes a more pressing issue and with rising concerns over the environment and the stringent compliance, legislative and environmental regulations against discharge and pollution—industries are under increasing pressure to recycle and reuse their water.

Water—the most fundamental of natural resources—is running out. And not just in South Africa, but also in the Middle East, Namibia, USA, and now, even Europe. Around the world, 2 billion people already have no safe access to drinking water, and by 2050, it’s projected that 5.7 billion people will live in water-starved cities and areas.

Globally, industry draws up to 40% of all water available and is one of the leading contributors to industrial wastewater. Yet, according to the U.N. World Water Development Report, over 80% of industrial wastewater is released back to nature untreated, which ends up polluting our oceans, dams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater supplies.

The United Nations has been drawing attention to the global threat of water scarcity for the last 25 years – and with the world population about to take a giant leap to over 9 billion by 2050, the world will need 55% more water and 70% more energy. Simply put, industries can no longer afford the waste of such a precious resource.

“In a world where the demand for water continues to grow, and the resource is finite, wastewater, once treated, can help meet the needs for freshwater as well as for raw materials for energy and agriculture.” – The United Nations Report

Tapping an Untapped Resource Generates Economic Benefits

As water famine, extreme weather patterns, population, and water costs rise, water-starved industries around the world are slowly waking up to Water Resource Recovery. Wastewater itself is an additional source of water and a valuable resource from which energy and nutrients can be extracted —even the term wastewater is an oxymoron.

Wastewater Can Generate Revenue and Power Communities and Towns
In industry, wastewater is increasingly being viewed as a valuable resource rather than a burden, with recycling and reuse now the staple for tackling water, energy shortages, and generating energy.

Besides harvesting minerals and nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrates from wastewater for secondary revenue streams, recycled wastewater produces biogas, which could power wastewater treatment facilities and local towns and communities.

Reduce Usage, Costs and Environmental Damage

Reclaiming and reusing wastewater is fast becoming an invaluable resource for many industry players. Apart from generating power and revenue, properly processed wastewater reduces water consumption and costs, cuts down the amount of pollution going into waterways, and improves compliance with environmental regulations.

Anglo-American New Vaal Colliery Produced 30 Billion Litres of Water in 8 Years

While most developing countries lack the infrastructure and finances to take advantage of this resource, countries like Singapore, Australia, the USA, Namibia, and even South Africa are already drinking recycled water and using it for agricultural irrigation.

In South Africa, Anglo-American’s New Vaal Colliery Water Plant uses NuWaters high-performing patented reverse osmosis membrane technology, and their ultra and micro-filtration and membrane bioreactor technologies. The New Vaal Colliery Water Plant has produced over 30 billion litres of water in 8 years of operation.

Singapore Bedok ‘NEWater Factory’ Produces 55 million Litres a Day
Nuwater’s high performing patented Reverse Osmosis Membrane Technology is also in use at Singapore PUB’s premier water reclamation plant, the Bedok ‘NEWater Factory’. This plant reclaims 55 million litres a day of high-quality water from secondary sewerage water for reuse by industry and by people.

Reclaiming 55 million litres a day of high-quality water from secondary sewage water for reuse by industry and by people, Singapore’s water is of such a high quality that they use much of it in the manufacture of sensitive electronic wafers.

Also, Singapore has developed a national water education strategy through its water agency, the Public Utilities Board (PUB), to ensure water management is a collective responsibility of all its citizens.

DrivingTechnology Forward to Improve Energy Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness

The right to clean, drinking water is non-negotiable, and as an industry and a country, we must use fresh water responsibly, recycle wastewater cost-effectively, and reuse water resourcefully. But not all wastewater requires drinking water quality treatment, but rather to a level where it is safe to use by industries, municipalities, agriculture, or for cooling in power plants.

NuWater understands that many businesses necessitate smaller, decentralized wastewater treatment operations to meet their use, which is why we make our award-winning technologies and expertise accessible to as broad a range of customers as possible.
Focussing on minimising the impact on the environment and empowering communities and industries, we provide smart ‘fit for purpose’ wastewater treatment solutions that create a sustainable supply of high-quality water.

Delivering projects across the entire water cycle that balance social, economic and environmental priorities, we address South Africa’s water-energy nexus by pushing technology forward to improve water management systems, while maintaining energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

We Provide Smart ‘Fit for Purpose’ Wastewater Treatment Solutions
NuWater has built a wealth of experience through successful projects delivered to date, earning the trust of customers such as Anglo-American and Gold Fields. While much of our patented and other proprietary technology is used in large-scale projects throughout the globe and within the South African mining and municipal industries, our smaller, mobile units used in the Northern Cape reduce rising levels of wastewater in evaporating ponds, and in Namibia to recharge freshwater supplies for rural communities.

With short, medium and long-term wastewater treatment rentals available that are ideal for emergencies and crisis management, location-specific work, and projects of all sizes—NuWater is championing the face of modern industrial wastewater treatment.

Electric Certificate of Compliance—Your Go-To Provider for Licensed Electricians in Your Area

Struggling to find local electricians in Johannesburg and Pretoria, or maybe you’re looking to call a 24-hour electrician in Cape Town or the Eastern Cape?

It wasn’t until Benjamin Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm that electricity became a powerful force to mankind. All you need to do is think of the last time you had load-shedding. Everything went dead. You had no lights, no internet, no fridge, and no Netflix or ShowMax.

So, what will you do when there’s an emergency or damage to your property, and you need urgent electrical repairs?

Will you do a DIY with the help of Google, call a cousin of a friend-of-a-friend, or will you call a local electrician? Simply put, you wouldn’t visit a heart surgeon if you had a broken arm, a BMW service centre if you had a Tesla, or a divorce attorney if you were buying property. Well, the same goes for your electrics.

Sure, while Google can make repairing electrical damage or setting up circuit boards and home wiring look as easy as your ABCs—electricity can be fatal if you don’t know what you’re doing. When the circuit board malfunctions and the lights go out—unless you want a 911 situation, it’s best to call an Electric Engineer.

The Value of Your Investment Depends Upon Proper Electrical Functioning

Whether you’re renovating, building a new property, or selling a property, the short- and long-term value of your investment depends upon proper electrical functioning. Electrical work is a serious business—and the only way to do it accurately is with a serious, master electrician.

An electrician plans electrical systems for homes and buildings, interprets blueprints, and installs wiring, lighting, control systems, switches, and circuit breaker panels – the infrastructure that gives property momentum. However, a property’s infrastructure will deteriorate over decades, demanding repairs, replacements, and upgrades of faulty or outdated fixtures and wiring. Therefore, you will need a master electrician on your side—especially if you’re looking to put your property on the market.

You Cannot Sell Property Without an Electric Clearance Certificate
In South Africa, you cannot renovate, build or sell any property without an Electric Clearance Certificate (ECC), validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).

Before a transfer can take place, the seller must provide an Electric Clearance Certificate. To safeguard both the seller and the buyer, the ECOC proves that the property electrics and electrical circuits function correctly; the property is correctly earthed and bonded, and the property is free from defective electrical work that could cause electric shock risks and fire hazards.

Licensed Electricians Are ECC and ECB Certified

When dealing with electricity—do you want to put your investment in cheap, questionable hands? While there are plenty of electrical companies in Cape Town, Gauteng, Port Elizabeth and surrounds, for most electrical work, it may seem that any emergency electrician is as good as the next one. But it’s not true.

Performing installations, maintenance, and electrical repairs to keep structures and processes in good working order can lead you to need a qualified, skilled, and licensed electrician validated by the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa and the Electrical Conformance Board of South Africa (ECB).

Working with electricity Requires Serious Credentials

Electrical work requires serious credentials that include a Wireman’s Licence, a DOL Registration Certificate, and an Electrical Certificate of Compliance (CoC). These certificates and licenses confirm that the electrician has gone through all the required training, trade tests and that they have the experience and skills to get the job done accurately.

If you’re tempted to do a DIY or ask a friend-of-a-friend who knows his way around wires and circuit boards—stop to consider the long-term costs you can avoid.

Never cut corners on electrical work—leave it to the professionals.
Your electrician has a lot of responsibility in his hands, which is why you must choose a master electrician with expertise, skill, and experience. Not only will a credited electrician provide an on-budget, speedy, and proficient service, but a qualified electrician will help you avoid having to call another local electrical technician down the line.

Partner with Respected, Experienced Electricians throughout South Africa

To avoid one headache after the other, type in “24-hour electrician near me or an emergency electrician in Johannesburg”, or give Electrical Compliance Certificate a call. Specialists in electric compliance requirements, we provide 24/7 electrical support to residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout South Africa.

Complying with Occupational Health and Safety standards and SABS standards, our qualified industrial electricians, residential electricians, commercial electricians, maintenance electricians, and repair electricians provide inspections, accurate advice, detailed quotes, installations, maintenance, repairs and upgrades done according to the latest SANS 10143 wiring code, book of practice.

Whether you’re looking to call a residential electrician in the Western Cape or Eastern Cape, a team of electrical contractors in Pretoria, you urgently require an Electric Certificate of Compliance, or you urgently require electrical maintenance, repairs or advice—we’ve got your area covered.