Design and building of a new mineral water production plant!
Romania is home to more than 60% of Europe’s mineral water resources and is the EU’s 5th biggest producer of natural mineral water.
Founded in the 19th century, Biborteni is one of Romania’s leading mineral water producers and a key local market player. The company has nevertheless remained on a human scale and produces limited quantities of high-quality mineral water.
Biborteni wished to double the production of its Covasna plant in Romania and planned to build a new water treatment plant with a capacity of 15 m³/ hour, in the vicinity of the Berkefeld-Sterling facilities, built more than 20 years ago (Figure 1).
The company hoped to draw on a new spring, whose raw water quality presented certain constraints: iron and manganese levels exceeded the legal limits in effect and had to be lowered to 0.05ppm.
Furthermore, in compliance with specific standards for mineral water, it is prohibited to add chemical products during treatment.
SADE ENGINEERING was called on to design and build this new mineral water production plant, which had to comply with strict procedural guarantees.
The treatment line designed by SADE ENGINEERING included an air oxidation system and pressurised sand filter system, composed of equipment complying with hygiene and safety standards.