7 NuWater LinkedIn Posts

LinkedIn Post 1

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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#SouthAfrica #watermanagement #packhouses #Agroprocessing #waterrecycling #watertreatment #waterchallenges #waterinnovation #smartwatersolutions

LinkedIn Post 2

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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#Agriculture #recycling #wastewater #watertreatment #waterchallenges #waterreclamation #waterinnovation #watersolutions #NuWater #watertreatmentrental #ultrafiltration #reverseosmosis

LinkedIn Post 3

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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#SouthAfrica #recycle # #watermanagement #watertreatment #waterchallenges #waterinnovation #smartwatersolutions

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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

LinkedIn Post 5

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

LinkedIn Post 6

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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#SouthAfrica #watermanagement #watertreatment #waterchallenges #waterreclamation #reverseosmosis #smartwatersolutions #sewagewaste

LinkedIn Post 7

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

NuWater Facebook Posts

Many invisible threads connect nature to our plates, backyards, and to the products we use—but of them all, water is the lifeblood. Experts have warned of a looming water crisis that could mirror our nations energy woes.

South Africa will have a 17% water deficit by 2030. Unless we take urgent steps to implement a range of integrated solutions, our next looming crisis—like the Eskom crisis—will be severe water scarcity.

With droughts, extreme storms and floods increasing in frequency and intensity, South Africa is grappling with the long-term effects of water systems that are buckling under the weight of our demand. We need long-term holistic solutions that meet rural and urban water delivery challenges. That is where NuWater comes in.

Driving water innovation through our ground-breaking patented reverse-osmosis technology, we are global pioneers in water treatment solutions. We have the expertise, experience and resources, to reclaim and recover any source water to the exacting quantity and quality required by the Agricultural, Industrial, Mining, Power, Gas & Oil, and Municipal and Residential sectors.

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#recycling #reverseosmosis #wastewater #climatechange #water #watertreatment #ultrafiltration #waterreclamation #desalination

NuWater Post 2

Did you know that The Radisson Blu Hotel at the Granger Bay Waterfront can produce 7,000 litres of fresh water an hour using seawater pumped from a 100m borehole? It is the latest business in Cape Town to install a reverse-osmosis desalination plant so that it is no longer reliant on municipal water.

In previous decades in South Africa, we have invested heavily in engineered water infrastructure—but we can no longer solve our water woes by building more dams or canals. We need to rehabilitate, re-use and maintain natural areas, which are a source of water for our cities and farms.

In the face of challenges such as the recent water crisis of Cape Town, a growing number of South African organisations and businesses are assuring their water security by harnessing desalination technology. They are installing their water treatment facilities on-site. What are you doing?

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NuWater’s #water, #wastewater and #desalination plants can produce 15 000 to 50 million litres of high-grade #potablewater a day.

NuWater Post 3

We need fresh water to survive, and with a planet composed of 70% water, this should not be hard to achieve. But 97% is salt water, and only 1% is potable. With climate change and drought experienced in many areas of South Africa, our water supply is running short. But there is a solution—and it is called Desalination.

South Africa boasts a coastline of over 2500 kilometres, which can provide a climate-independent source of water for critical human needs and industry and agriculture. Utilising our ocean is an effective way to secure water supplies against the effects of climate change, a growing population, and drought.

A key player in the South African water management sector, NuWater designed, built and operated the world first full-scale seawater desalination plant. We address South African water challenges by pushing technology forward while maintaining energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Our modular and mobile desalination plants can produce 15 000 to 50 million litres of high-grade potable water a day.

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#NuWater #watertreatment #ultrafiltration #reverseosmosis #wastewater #potablewater #desalination #sustainability #waterconsultants #filtrationtechnology #southafrica

NuWater Post 4

Global water shortages kill thousands of people every year. According to the World Health Organisation, —2.5 billion people live without clean water at home (over 35% of the global population).

While the current world population sits at 7.7 billion, by 2050, about 9 billion people will inhabit our planet. This spike in population will affect the already limited water availability around the world.

Water is scarce and limited. That means we need to start looking at seawater desalination. With only 0,007% of earth water drinkable, the process of desalination provides a climate-independent source of water for critical human needs and economic development.

A proven, effective way to secure water supplies against the effects of climate change, a growing population and drought—desalination should not be looked at as a last resort. We must view it as a viable and cost-effective solution to our planets water scarcity needs.

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NuWater’s #water, #wastewater and #desalination plants can produce 15 000 to 50 million litres of high-grade #potablewater a day.

NuWater Post 5

Did you know that NuWater’s water, wastewater, and desalination plants can produce 15 000 to 50 million litres of high-grade potable water a day?

South Africa is grappling with the long-term effects of two decades of water management neglect coupled with zero national, regional, and local water strategies. Unless we take urgent steps to implement long-term holistic solutions that meet rural, urban, industrial and agricultural water delivery challenges, experts warn of a looming water crisis that could mirror our day-to-day energy woes.

To turn this around, NuWater is addressing South African water-energy challenges by pushing technology forward to improve water management systems while maintaining energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Aimed at shorter-term planning horizons and more localised requirements—NuWater design, build, finance and operate advanced plants for the treatment of water and wastewater, and the provision of high-quality drinking and industrial process water from sea, river, ground and wastewater sources.

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#recycling #wastewater #climatechange #water #watertreatment #ultrafiltration #waterreclamation #desalination

NuWater Post 6

“There is not enough water for SA” – Lindiwe Sisulu. The country is experiencing severe water shortages, and with the increase in population paired with climate change—it is predicted that South Africa will run short of water by 2030. But NuWater believes they can beat this prediction.

NuWater is recognised globally as a pioneer in intelligent water treatment solutions. NuWater has the resources, the patented technology, and the years of expertise to reclaim, recover, and clean any dirty water to the precise quantity and quality.

We cover solutions from domestic water filtration systems and customised modular units to full-scale design and build installations. Our several patented technologies augmented with effluent reclamation and ground and surface water treatments provide the most economical water sourcing plan for future-ready water industries.

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#NuWater #watertreatment #ultrafiltration #reverseosmosis #wastewater #potablewater #sustainability #waterconsultants #filtrationtechnology #southafrica #desalination

NuWater Post 7

Water is a hot topic in South Africa, with accountability and stringent environmental regulations in force. The mining, power, oil, gas, agricultural and industrial sectors produce massive amounts of wastewater. The bulk of which is released back into the environment untreated, further compromising our already freshwater shortage.

Our current approach to water and wastewater infrastructure cannot meet water quality standards and population demand. The World Bank predicts that by 2025 two-thirds of the global population will run short of fresh drinking water. And with a South African semi-arid climate and an average annual rainfall of half the world average—we need clean and profitable solutions.

NuWater provides water-reliant clients with sustainable supplies that reduce operational costs and environmental impact. Using the latest technologies, we design our modular and mobile water and wastewater treatment plants to extract maximum value from the water source available.

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#NuWater #watertreatment #water #ultrafiltration #farming #reverseosmosis #wastewater #potablewater #sustainability #waterconsultants #filtrationtechnology #southafrica #desalination

NuWater Post 8

The world is running out of water. Did you know that it takes 15,415 litres of water to produce 1kg of meat, 9,063 litres of water to produce 1kg of nuts, and 322 litres of water to produce 1kg of carrots?

According to the UN, about 9 billion people will inhabit our planet by 2050. Earth will require more water to produce the estimated 60% extra food needed. But the agricultural industry is already the highest water user, consuming up to 52% of our global water supply.

The solution?

As we face overpopulation and climate change, wastewater treatment has become the cornerstone of the agricultural industry. Wastewater is a relatively untapped supply—offering triple dividends to cities, farmers, and the environment.

Wastewater in agriculture promotes sustainable farming, reduces purification levels and fertilisation costs, ensures a reliable food supply to towns, and preserves scarce water supplies while maintaining environmental quality.

Balancing social, economic and environmental priorities, NuWater delivers projects across the entire water cycle and is championing the face of modern agriculture with deployable and re-deployable modular and mobile water treatment systems that reclaim millions of litres of high-quality water from seawater, brackish water and wastewater.

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NuWater provides smart #watersolutions for a future-ready water industry. #wastewater #recycle #desalination #reverseosmosis #sustainability #waterreclamation

NuWater Post 9

Water, water, water—South African municipal water problems are never-ending. Add climate change and overpopulation to an already shrinking water supply, and South Africans will have
more problems than Eskom’s energy woes. South Africa will have zero water. But NuWater’s high-performing water treatment plants address these water problems quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

NuWater is a specialist provider of solutions and services for the treatment, reclamation, and re-use of wastewater and the desalination of sea and brackish water. The mobility and modularity of NuWater solutions are five times smaller than the industry average. Not only does this enable NuWater to deliver rapidly deployable and re-deployable water and wastewater treatment solutions, but it also enables a larger treatment capacity to accommodate a smaller environmental footprint than conventional plants.

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Why waste #water when we can #reuse it? NuWater provides smart #watersolutions for the future-ready water industry. #engineeringthefuture #reverseosmosis #sustainability #waterreclamation

NuWater Post 10

Did you know a single NuWater compact plant can treat over 20 million litres of wastewater each day and can even be scaled down to treat as of little as 50,000 litres per day? Not only does the ability to rapidly add and reduce capacity, as well as change plant configurations in line with customer operational changes or the chemistry of the wastewater lower costs, but it also eliminates redundancy.

NuWater is turning the farming sectors water challenges into success stories with their flexible, rapidly deployable, and readily scalable treatment plants, combined with its innovative build, own and operate the commercial model. Highly celebrated for championing the face of modern agriculture wastewater treatment, we have the technology and experience to offer competitive and innovative solutions.

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In the face of #climatechange and #overpopulation – #wastewater watertreatment #waterfiltration #waterreclamation #reverseosmosis is the solution for #agriculture #farming