Kerry, Inc., a world leader in nutrition, needed to improve water use efficiency in their Rochester manufacturing facility to reach sustainability targets by 2030. Symbiont, A Mead & Hunt Company, assessed opportunities for water reuse within the facility and designed a solution that would allow the manufacturer to remain within city sewer discharge limits and achieve greater sustainability. Our team designed a collection and treatment system for evaporator condensate to meet the water quality requirements of boiler feedwater and cooling tower usage. The new system uses conductivity to measure water quality for collection. Our design-build added treatment technologies such as carbon filtration, water softening, UV sterilization, and reverse osmosis (RO) filtration. We also included a heat exchanger to cool condensate, pH probes to control condensate pH with chemical dosing, and a new 15,000-gallon RO storage tank. These improvements save the facility up to 40,000 gallons of water per day—14,500,000 gallons of water each year—to help meet its sustainability goals.
Key Project Aspects
Reduction/reuse save 14.5M gallons/year
Design meets sustainability goals
Water reuse & reduction