Envirogen Technologies Inc. announced that it will begin providing water treatment and management solutions to food and beverage processors in North America. Currently a European provider of water solutions to the food and beverage industries, Envirogen plans to deliver programs for incoming water treatment, process water conditioning, process filtration, water recycle and re-use, and wastewater treatment to the U.S. market.

Envirogen says its overall mission is to help North American food and beverage processors prepare water from municipal or impacted groundwater sources, enhance facility throughput, and reduce water footprint at the lowest lifecycle cost.

In Europe, Envirogen has been providing water solutions to food and beverage processors for more than a decade under the Puresep brand. These include treatment of groundwater and surface water sources via filtration and ion exchange; incoming water treatment solutions via filtration, ion exchange, disinfection and membrane technologies; process water treatment solutions using membranes, de-aeration, disinfection and sterilization; and wastewater treatment solutions that feature recovery and re-use.

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Global customers of Envirogen’s European operations include: Heineken, Diageo, Britvic, SABMiller, Carlsberg and MolsonCoors. The company estimates that over 85 percent of cider produced in the United Kingdom today takes advantage of Envirogen’s technologies and expertise.

In the United States, Envirogen has been treating and managing impacted groundwater using biological, physical chemical and adsorptive technologies — with over 80 installations countrywide. A key segment of this activity is treating groundwater to drinking water standards — removing contaminants such as nitrate, perchlorate, arsenic, chromium and more. Envirogen’s offering includes expertise in process design and engineering and a proprietary portfolio of treatment technologies.

According to Todd Webster, West Regional Vice President for Envirogen, the company’s offering to food and beverage processors is particularly timely considering the industry drive for reduced water footprint and the extreme drought conditions in California and the U.S. Southwest. “At Envirogen, we have the ability to help companies utilize alternative source water and to make their existing water sources work harder — and with better quality,” Webster said. ”Within the processing facility, there are a number of opportunities to reduce overall water usage, to make more efficient usage of expensive water sources, as well as investigate water re-use approaches. We have done this for companies worldwide, and we’re ready to implement tailored solutions to meet new and emergency water requirements in the United States right away.”