Food & Beverage

Water Treatment Solutions

Food and beverage industries provide essential services, with water as an essential ingredient. Saltworks can help you boost freshwater recovery and minimize brine waste. Contact us to see how we can significantly improve your water recovery.

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Food & Beverage Challenges

Saltworks can help food and beverage producers to treat wastewater for reuse or surface discharge. We can treat the toughest brines, even those laden with organics. Our experts help you to meet your recovery targets with enhanced reverse osmosis (RO) systems: we can augment your existing process with ‘bolt-on’ solutions, or we can design and build a new plant that’s fitted to your needs. 

  • Enhance RO—from incremental to turbo charged
  • Address fouling risk
  • Use selective removal to target ion discharge limits 
  • Wine tartaric stabilization
  • Reduce waste volumes
  • Water and reagent recycling
  • Zero liquid discharge (ZLD)
  • Treat and recover acid
  • Treat high organics e.g. oils and grease
Food and Beverage Wastewater Treatment
Membrane System - Reverse Osmosis

Expertly Optimized RO 

The food and beverage industries use RO to desalinate, producing a more concentrated, lower volume fluid (or even solids) that allows discharge of freshwater, makes disposal easier, and lowers transport costs. Safe final disposal involves discharging brine to sewers, surface water, injection wells, or sending it to environmental service providers.

We can help to get the best performance, cost-effectiveness, and longevity out of RO systems, while managing scaling and fouling risks:

  • Our XtremeRO/NF brine concentrator products run at high recoveries and are suitable for a wide range of wastewaters
  • Our XtremeUF ceramic ultrafiltration (UF) system removes organics and particulate and uses intelligent self-cleaning to manage fouling risk
  • Our ScaleSense sensor measures scaling ions in real-time while our BrineRefine automated chemical softening system can treat them with precise dosing, efficiently increasing recovery. 
  • Our SaltMaker evaporative crystallizer products can further concentrate brine to minimal or zero liquid discharge (MLD or ZLD). 

Wastewater Treatment Options 

To meet food and beverage producers’ wastewater treatment needs optimally, it may be necessary to combine treatment, transport, and disposal options. Saltworks’ brine management experts can help you to understand your options—including discharge regulations and economics.


Contact us to learn more about our solutions for food and beverage projects. 

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Food & Beverage Related Products


Real-Time Sensor

ScaleSense Real-Time Scaling Ion Sensor

An automated, real-time sensor for saline waters that measures calcium (Ca2+), barium (Ba2+), sulfate (SO42-) ions and silica (SiO2). ScaleSense is robust and corrosion-resistant and functions accurately and precisely, even at extremely high-TDS.More …



Vapcomp mvr evaporator PFD

Compact and only requires power to operate. Combines Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) technology with robust system design, solids management, and self-cleaning automation.

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XtremeRO/NF Brine 


Xtreme Reverse Osmosis device Saltworks Technologies

Next-generation water-maker and brine-concentrator based on reverse osmosis that achieves extreme freshwater recoveries, enabling cost-effective brine management and treatment of challenging organic-laden waters including oil & gas produced waters.


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Ultrafiltration System

XtremeUF Ceramic Ultrafiltration System

An ultra-robust ceramic based ultrafilter that can remove suspended solids, oils, and grease from the most challenging slurries and impacted wastewaters. XtremeUF cleans itself as it operates, to ensure your membranes maintain performance.


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How to Manage Brine Disposal & Treatment

The many options for managing brine, a term for saline wastewater from industrial processes, fall under two categories: brine treatment and brine disposal. Brine treatment involves desalinating the brine for reuse and producing a concentrated brine (lower liquid waste volume), or residual solids (zero liquid discharge).


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