Breweries need power to produce their products, and power plants need consistent, high quality water to operate effectively. Because source water varies based on location, water chemistry and time of year, a power station for a major brewer in North America turned to Dow Water & Process Solutions and Consolidated Water Solutions to deliver a means to a flavorful, robust and satisfying end.
After seven years operating effectively with a two-pass reverse osmosis (RO) system, Consolidated and Dow worked with the power company to evaluate system alternatives for a next-generation configuration. To help further reduce the energy required to treat boiler feed makeup water and meet the brewery’s electrical energy and process steam requirements, the plant reconfigured and upgraded its water treatment system with Dow Filmtec ECO reverse osmosis elements. Since the new technology was integrated, the water treatment system has reduced its energy demand by 10 to 20 percent and improved peak flow performance.