Veolia Strengthens Commitment to F&B Industry at ProPak Asia 2013

Bangkok, Thailand, June 12, 2013 – At the 2013 edition of ProPak Asia, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Veolia) reinforces its expertise in the food & beverage (F&B) industry with the introduction of a newly-appointed regional market manager for Southeast Asia. In addition, the company will present various technologies specially suited for the specific water and wastewater treatment needs of industry players.

New Regional Market Manager, Food & Beverage

In April 2013, Veolia appointed Mr. Kai-Uwe Richter as Regional Market Manager, Food & Beverage, Design & Build Projects, South East Asia Industrial. In this new role, he will lead Veolia in its business development strategies for Southeast Asia’s F&B trade.

Prior to his appointment in Southeast Asia, Kai-Uwe Richter was Sales Manager, F&B at Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Germany (Berkefeld). Through his 20 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment, Kai developed strong expertise in implementing process water solutions for multinational companies, such as PepsiCo and Coca Cola, and also gained strong technical background in wastewater management.

On his recent appointment, Kai shared, “It is an exciting time to be a part of Southeast Asia’s food & beverage industry, which has exhibited tremendous growth in recent years. I look forward to strengthening Veolia’s relationships with our existing F&B clientele, as well as sharing more about our expertise with potential customers. As a platform that attracts decision makers from numerous F&B companies on a consistent basis, ProPak Asia is an excellent avenue for us to reach out to the industry.”

Water & Wastewater Solutions for F&B Manufacturers

At ProPak Asia 2013, Veolia will showcase a myriad of water management solutions for F&B manufacturers – breweries and dairy producers in particular. Amongst the innovations that will be on display are:

·  Biothane anaerobic technologies that treat wastewater, while reducing pollution and recovering energy to achieve minimal environmental impact. Compared to aerobic alternatives, Biothane solutions use less energy and chemicals, occupy less space, and incur lower sludge handling costs.

·  Compact Actiflo® systems that use proprietary Actisand™ to develop a large surface area that enhances flocculation. The microsand also acts as a weight to aid rapid settlement. Compared to conventional clarifiers, Actiflo has a smaller footprint and a high turbidity removal rate (90%). The system is an ideal solution for recycling process water and pre-treating boiler feed or water within a cooling tower.

·  AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR (moving bed biofilm reactor), an efficient and compact wastewater treatment technology that operates as a fixed-film process without activated sludge. Specially engineered plastic carriers coated with biofilm are suspended in a reactor to provide a large surface area for effluent exposure to the biofilm, which contains different microorganisms that work to trap sewage. AnoxKaldnes MBBR is able to achieve between 60% to 70% of COD (chemical on demand) removal when working with high organic loads that are characteristic of wastewater produced by F&B production facilities.

Kai commented, “Veolia’s 160 years of experience in water management systems puts us in a privileged position to customize facilities that meet different industry specifications. We are excited about connecting with current clients and prospects at ProPak Asia 2013, and look forward to sharing more about our expertise for the F&B sector over the next four days.”

Business leaders interested in adopting high-efficiency water and wastewater treatment systems can visit Veolia at Booth EE31, Hall 101 from today (12 June) through Saturday (15 June).

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