Improved Distillation for Winery Wastewater
New energy-saving recycling technology aims to achieve 95 percent reclamation.
by Bill Pregler
Apr 2009 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
This 100-gallon-per-hour distillation system is installed at Sonoma Wine Company. In its ongoing effort to reduce wastewater and lower energy usage, Sonoma Wine Company has begun experimenting with a new distillation process that will reclaim and conserve up to 2,400 gallons of wastewater daily. The installation is based on the "Wiped-Film Rotating-Disk" evaporator, a methodology that began in t...
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