Demonstration System for Brewery Wastewater Treatment

Written by and originally posted by MAK Water

Brewery Waste Water Treatment

Not satisfied with the existing waste water process, and faced with the possibility of trade waste license breaches, a trial for a Salsnes Fine Screen Filter was run.

A large food and beverage manufacturer approached MAK Water as they had increased production on multiple sites and their existing Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) were not keeping up with the new demand. They also wanted to eliminate the production of sludge as a by-product from the treatment process.

Not satisfied with existing waste water process, and faced with the possibility of future trade waste license breaches, the manufacturer engaged MAK Water to work collaboratively with their engineering consultant and run a pilot trial for a Salsnes Fine Screen Filter.

The trial ran for four weeks and was deemed a success, with the following results:

  • Sludge dewatered to approximately 20% dry matter, eliminating the sludge from the current process and enabling the waste to be disposed of by a solids waste contractor
  • Approximately 50% Total Suspended Solids (TSS) removal
  • No additional chemicals were required to dewater the sludge in the filter.

The food and beverage manufacturer went on to engage MAK Water to complete turnkey upgrades of their waste water treatment plants in both Victoria and NSW.

The scope included:

  • Salsnes fine screen filters for solids reduction
  • A pH correction system
  • On site installation works
  • Commissioning and operator training

Due for completion in November 2016, the upgrades are expected to reduce the client’s waste disposal costs and improve process control to eliminate any potential environmental license breaches.

Original Article by MAK Water

Salsnes Filter Receives “Green Light” at the British Water Innovation Exchange

On June 7th, we were invited to Brighton, UK, along with 20 other companies, to present our technology at the British Water Innovation Exchange. This marks the 31st event of this kind hosted by the British Water association and their fifth time collaborating with Southern Water, a utility that provides water and wastewater treatment services in the South East of England.

Stefano Salvatore (Business Development Manager) and Roger Webb (Sales Manager, UK), attended the event and received a green light for their presentation on the Salsnes Filter system.

The event is held in a “Dragons Den” style format, designed to provide instant feedback as to whether the technology being presented is of interest to Southern Water in the immediate future. Technologies are scored using a traffic light-based system. This year, 50% of the technologies presented received a green light to proceed with their full product offering into Southern Water. 

We were thrilled to receive a green light for the Salsnes Filter system, our rotating belt filter technology for primary wastewater treatment. Our presentation received very positive feedback and many additional questions from the panel. We discussed the modular design, small footprint, automation and proven performance of the Salsnes Filter system, and how we can help meet the needs of wastewater treatment plants and also contribute to a circular economy.

More about the British Water Innovation Exchange with Southern Water


The Innovation Exchange was held on June 7th by British Water in collaboration with Southern Water.