Revolution in desalination systems

SUEZ España is implementing innovative desalination technology at the Coca-Cola European Partners Iberia water treatment plant in Tenerife. The ROTEC High Recovery solution enables greater optimisation of water and chemicals consumption, and cleaning cycles than conventional reverse osmosis technologies.

Water is an essential resource for life. We are constantly reminded of the value of small, everyday actions that help to ensure future access to water for all. However, beyond urban environments, there are many other processes and areas in which this valuable resource is essential, such as agriculture and industry. Thanks to new technologies, water consumption can be optimised in these processes.

Ensuring efficient water use in the industrial sector has become a priority in order to achieve a production model that respects the values of sustainable development.

Water is the main ingredient in Coca-Cola beverages and is essential to its manufacturing process. To ensure a sustainable water supply, Coca-Cola European Partners is working to reduce the amount of water used in its operations, protect local water sources for future generations and return the water contained in its beverages to nature. These are some of the objectives included in the company’s ‘This is Forward’ sustainability strategy for Western Europe. In the period 2010-2019, Coca-Cola reduced water use in its manufacturing processes by more than 15%.  And in 2019, the company returned 146% of the water contained in its beverages to nature in water-stressed regions of Spain.

Coca-Cola saw the opportunity to implement its roadmap to reduce water consumption in cooperation with SUEZ, through the implementation of ROTEC High Recovery technology at its facilities in Tacoronte (Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

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Published in: Nº77 FuturENVIRO February – March 2021