Suddenly fall into the world economy this year, against the background of low, lower costs, reduced water consumption of the resource consuming industries more meaningful. Output of a breakthrough for the 50 million tons in 2007, the first 8 months of this year the total output up to 42,287,600 tons in the beverage industry is concerned, the large consumption of water can be imagined. In China, water resources per capita ranked only No. 128 in the world, since 1991, the country more than 660 cities in more than 400 cities short of water, of which 110 cities in serious water shortages. Therefore, saving water and beverage industry has aroused more attention to the relevant departments, in 2006, “fixed water beverage” industry standard compiled since July 1, 2008 into effect.
As the full participation and responsible for developing water-saving standards of the beverage industry, a member of China Beverage Industry Association Technical Working Committee Cailin Chang engineers witnessed the beverage industry has made great progress in saving water. December 9, Cailin Chang Vocational High School on the beverage industry, the broad water, take the main technology and current problems, accepted an interview with reporters.
Significant reduction in water consumption Reporter: As the major water users, water consumption of the beverage industry is currently in what circumstances?
Cailin Chang: Beverage Industry Association in 2006, began the preparation of “fixed water beverage”, it had conducted survey covering quantity of water, production scale, product plan, the main production technology and equipment, water, water treatment, for the production of steam from condensation water use, water reuse, and unit operations equipment such as water consumption, covering a beverage products 8.
Judging from the feedback, carbonated beverages in 2004 the average quantity of water per ton of product was 4.525 tons in 2005 to 3.4 tons in 2006 dropped to 2.918 tons in 2006 compared to 2004 decreased 35%% of water taken ; in 2004 the average bottled water products, quantity of water per ton to 2.96 tons in 2005 to 2.76 tons in 2006 dropped to 2.514 tons in 2006 compared to 2004 water withdrawal down 15%%.
Looking at the figures, the beverage industry to take a gradual reduction of water, water is getting better. This one can not do without a lot of work done by industry associations and beverage companies on the appropriate water-saving measures.
In fact, China’s serious shortage of water resources, water pollution is relatively serious. Therefore, the water of industrial enterprises should make water conservation.
Three criteria better reflect the characteristics of the beverage industry
Reporter: I understand that the National Development and Reform Commission issued in 2004 outlines water-saving technology, many industries are developing their own water quota standards and beverage industry What are the characteristics of fixed standard?
Cailin Chang: and chemicals, beer, alcohol, an indicator of different industries, the beverage industry, water quotas are three standard, that is excellent, good compliance. Beverage industry, product variety, firm size and equipment level uneven, if only fixed with a water standard, is difficult to reflect the overall situation.
To carbonated drinks, for example, a standard water fixed at 2.0, 2 2.8, 3 3.6. In our statistics, all 54 soft drinks companies can achieve a standard of 13, to a total of 18 secondary standard home, to meet Grade III are 13, and another 10 under grade. As can be seen, the standard threshold is relatively high, given the company some pressure, you can also help businesses become even more water-saving efforts, three of the companies can go two to develop. With the clear indicators, each company can also better position yourself. BOLA TANGKAS