Princes Soft Drinks in Bradford is a leading producer of own-brand carbonated soft drinks. The effluent from the site is discharged to the Yorkshire Waters public sewer. Its effluent balancing and pH correction system had served the production site well for many years. However, as the system reached the end of its life cycle and the plant expanded in capacity, Princes had begun to experience challenges in relationship to pH and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) levels.
The factory essentially generates two types of waste stream: Production waste which is generally acidic in nature due to the fruit juice content; and Clean in Place (CIP) effluent, which is generally alkaline in nature. In addition there is a potential to receive high strength COD waste in the event of spillages, etc. Princes needed an innovative and modern system to meet their changing needs and invited Alpheus to evaluate possible solutions.
Alpheus recognised the opportunity for a more efficient self-neutralising system by capturing and mixing the various effluent streams.