Treatment and Recycling of Wastewater from Beverages/The Soft Drink Bottling Industry

  • Minal Garg
Part of the Applied Environmental Science and Engineering for a Sustainable Future book series (AESE)


Water being the essential natural resources on earth is primarily required in domestic, agricultural and industrial sectors. Soft drink/beverage industries consume huge amount of fresh water as one of the essential ingredients and therefore, lead to waste water generation in large quantity. Major contributors for freshwater loss in beverage industry include washing of bottles, cleaning of machines and equipment, production line losses, filtration wastes and raw material wastes. These activities contaminate the discharged water with phosphates, nitrates, sodium, organic substances, suspended particles, increased BOD (biological oxygen demand), COD (chemical oxygen demand), high pH, thereby make it unfit for its reuse. Improved waste management is an hour of need for sustainable future and is based on the principle of 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. The current chapter provides an overview on the major waste water generating activities in soft drink industries/breweries. Cost effective waste water treatment/management practices/strategies to reutilize and save fresh water resource thereby reduce pollution loads are some of the major challenges that require detailed investigation.


Beverages Brewery industry Waste water Waste water treatment Water management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minal Garg
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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