Food and beverage production demands a high volume of water, requiring between 10 m3 to 50 m3 of water per ton of product produced. Such a large volume ranks this sector highest among industrial water users. Consequently, the food and beverage sector represents a major market for water and wastewater treatment technology, set to reach $2.7 billion by 2020.
Food and beverage firms face mounting pressure on existing water supplies, rising water abstraction costs and increasing demand for food production facilities worldwide. This results in many companies seeking opportunities to dramatically improve efficiency in water treatment, distribution, monitoring, and wastewater treatment infrastructure.
These contributing factors result in major opportunities for innovative technologies to gain a foothold in the market for food and beverage production.
- Arie Kluit, Technical Manager, Nijhuis Water Technology
- Jennifer Pagan, Senior Technical Leader, Aquionics
- Terri Jordan, SVP Business Development, Crystal IS
- David Martin, CEO, Voltea