A new study by DWFI, led by Research Professor Yulie Meneses, addresses issues and concerns related to wastewater reuse in the food industry. The researcher team found that reclaimed water can be safely used as an alternative to potable water in food processing systems. Read the study report online or watch a video summary from the researcher.
Technology now available allows the industry to clean the water used in food processing well enough to achieve the desired level of quality for reuse — including use for cleaning food processing equipment. The cost of treating wastewater for release into the ecosystem can be significant for food processors, and communities often see wastewater release as undesirable. Reusing water optimizes food processing operations while avoiding the need to release wastewater into the environment.