Fluence Corporation

Coca-Cola FEMSA Alcorta Plant Wastewater treatment of a Beverage Plant for reuse applications

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Coca-Cola FEMSA is the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world in terms of sales volume, accounting for one out of every ten Coca-Cola products sold globally. 

Due to an increase in production volume, the Alcorta Plant needed to increase its wastewater treatment capacity. The existing Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was conventional and could not allow for the expansion. Furthermore, higher TCCC standards regarding the ratio between beverages produced and water consumed, motivated our client to consider reuse applications. Fluence technicians and engineers commissioned the project, which included the stabilization of an active biological sludge media, in just 15 days.

Through the acquisition of the MBR system, supplied by Fluence in collaboration with ICR, the Alcorta Plant was able to adhere to the proposed 2015 TCCC standards. The implementation of the MBR technology allowed the conversion of an existing Sequential Bio Reactor (SBR) to a Continuous Bio Reactor (CBR) with a membrane clarification stage (AirLift).  The final system reduced the required footprint to install a conventional treatment system, and was also able to handle high sludge concentrations. The system produced a clarified water quality for reuse as industrial water.

Based on Coca-Cola FEMSA’s requirements, the system was constructed and delivered in 75 days. Fluence technicians and engineers commissioned the project, which included the stabilization of an active biological sludge media, in just 15 days. Fluence also provided training sessions for Coca-Cola FEMSA personnel.