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CIRCULAR SOLUTION HELPS NESTLE SAVE WATER AND ENERGY IN BRAZIL

August 21, 2018

As the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé is committed to preserving resources for future generations. It aims to do so by reducing water use across its operations, using sustainably managed and renewable resources, and achieving its goal of zero waste.

Ecolab’s Nalco Water business got in the mix when a Nestlé milk production plant in southeastern Brazil challenged its suppliers to develop improvement projects that would deliver energy savings and reduce water consumption and CO2 emissions. In particular, the plant was looking for an economically viable way to reuse the condensate organic water (COW) stream generated by powdered milk production. 

INNOVATION

The Nalco Water proposal was adopted and delivered sustainability savings within six months. Based on studies to identify potential uses for COW water recovery. A work plan was drawn up, leading to the recommendation that the COW water be used as cooling tower make-up.

The solution required a novel approach: creating and installing customized pretreatment and heat recovery systems along with Ecolab’s 3D TRASAR™ water monitoring and control technology. This had a considerable impact on the plant, reducing costs as well as water and energy use.

In the end, the plant saved 175,000 cubic meters of water, equivalent to the drinking water needs of 159,000 people, and avoided 496 metric tons of CO2 emissions – about as much as 22,000 trees absorb in a year. 

To learn more about how Ecolab helps its customers save water, energy and cost, read our new Corporate Sustainability Report.

MEDIA CONTACTS

MEXICO
Alejandro González d’Hyver de las Deses
Communications Manager, Latin America
Phone: +52 (55) 5001 2935 or by email

BRAZIL
Carolina Simonetti
Communications Manager, Brasil
Phone: +55 11 2134 2649 or by email

Valeria Prado
Communications Director, Latin America
Phone: +1 954 436 2668 or by email

Antonia Lang
Vice President, Communications, Global Nalco Water
Phone: +1 630 305 2260 or by email

Kate Askew
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: +41 78 655 3005 or by email

For non-media related inquiries,
call +41 44 877 2000

Viktoria Filippova
Manager, Corporate Communications
Phone: +7 495 980 72 12 or by email

Naazi Feizi
Communications Director, MEA Region Head
Phone: +971 4 8146961 or by email

For non-media related inquiries,
call +41 44 877 2000

Jacqui Daws
Communications Manager
Phone: +65 9295 1026 or by email

For non-media related inquiries,
call +86 21 6237 1000

Doris Qian
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: +8621 6183 2465 or by email

For non-media related inquiries,
call +8621 6183 2500

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