New treatment plant aims to achieve conservation of the island’s water resources and enhance environmental sustainability
Cruzan Rum of St. Croix, the Virgin Islands, has selected HPD evaporation technology for its new wastewater treatment plant, which will be built in conjunction with the expansion of its existing rum distillery. The new treatment plant aims to assist in the capacity expansion plans for the distiller and also to achieve conservation of the island’s water resources and enhance environmental sustainability.
The HPD system will treat vinasse effluent from the fermentation of molasses in the distillation process. The vinasse will be processed in a treatment train consisting of falling film and enhanced forced circulation evaporation technology such that effluent discharged from the plant will have minimal environmental impact, according to the company. Clean water recovered from the process will be recycled for reuse in the facility.
Cruzan Rum is part Beam Global Spirits and Wines, Inc., a Fortune Brands