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Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee

Mission

The Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee strives to promote continuous improvement of water processes for the beverage industry. We achieve this by:

  • Providing a forum for sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices
  • Reviewing unique processes, providing regulatory and microbiological updates and educational guidelines
  • Identifying innovative technologies that overcome current and future global challenges in water and wastewater management
  • Facilitating pertinent, expert guest speakers for the Annual Convention, adding important value to the entire meeting

Our Committee/Sub-Committee Members bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this forum and are focussed on extending the state of art in Water Quality & Treatment. Jointly our goal is to bring ISBT members up to date with new developments necessary to manage their production facilities safely and efficiently.

Current Activities

The objectives / goals of the committee include:

The Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee strives to promote continuous improvement of water processes for the beverage industry. We achieve this by:

  • Providing a forum for sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices.
  • Reviewing unique processes, providing regulatory and microbiological updates and educational guidelines.
  • Identifying innovative technologies that overcome current and future global challenges in water and wastewater management.
  • Facilitating pertinent, expert guest speakers for BevTech®, adding important value to the entire meeting.

Our Committee/Sub-Committee Members bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to this forum and are focused on extending the state of art in Water Quality & Treatment. Jointly our goal is to bring ISBT members up to date with new developments necessary to manage their production facilities safely and efficiently.

To that end, here are the latest activities of the Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee.

The Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee will present the latest technology and innovations at the BevTech® 2021 virtual meeting. Click here to preview the topics and the final agenda. The Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021. The theme of this year's BevTech is Trends and Innovations in Challenging Times.

Subcommittees

Please click on the More Information button for additional details about any of these subcommittees. If anyone wishes to join a group, please contact the Subcommittee Chairs.

Activated Carbon Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Subcommittee description needed.

Subcommittee Chair

Roy Clackum
Cabot Corporation
Phone: (404) 576-2949

John Sherbondy

Subcommittee Chair

John Sherbondy
Jacobi Carbons, Inc.
Phone: 215-546-3900 x246

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Education and Beverage Institute Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: This subcommittee coordinates the development of education modules and seminar speakers as needed.

Tricia O'Connell

Subcommittee Chair

Tricia O'Connell
PepsiCo
Phone: (353) 21-4523291

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Joint Sanitation & Water Quality Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Subcommittee description needed.

Doug Glanz

Subcommittee Chair

Doug Glanz
Ecolab
Phone: (513) 325-4577

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Source Water Contaminant Resolution Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: The purpose of the Source Water Contaminant Resolution Subcommittee is to develop guidelines and position on detecting, monitoring, and developing alternatives to remove low level contaminants from ingredient water. The initial scope is to develop a white paper on issues pertaining to polyfluoroalkenes (PFAS) in source water. We have valuable insight from the Carbon Subcommittee and feedback from the July 2020 PFAS Workshop. Current technologies include Carbon, Membrane, and Ion Exchange. We are looking for other technologies and valuable input on the topic.

Ronit Erlitzki

Subcommittee Chair

Ronit Erlitzki
AdEdge Water Technologies
Phone: 4045547883

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Wastewater Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Subcommittee description needed.

Harry DeLonge

Subcommittee Chair

Harry DeLonge
Tri-Lake Group
Phone: (845) 789-1537

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Water Disinfection Subcommittee

The objectives / goals of the committee include: Subcommittee description needed.

The Subcommittee Chair position for this committee is open. If you are interested in the position, please contact the ISBT office at for more information.

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Areas of Interest

  • New Water Treatment Technologies, all chemical & physical treatment & separation techniques
  • Lime Treatment, Coagulation, Superchlorination Systems
  • Membrane Treatment-Reverse osmosis, etc.
  • Analytical Techniques to measure ingredient water quality
  • Water contaminants, microorganisms, chemical and constituents
  • Municipal Treatment Strategies and Impact to beverage production
  • Proposed and current water regulations
  • Using Computerized Fluid Dynamics to Optimize UV Reactor Performance" by Yuri Lawryshyn, Trojan Technologies

Beverage Institute by ISBT®

The Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee worked with the Beverage Institute by ISBT® and The Packaging School to develop the following courses:

Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Technology

Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Technology

Meeting specifications for water is an essential process for beverages. If you are responsible for, or need to understand beverage water or wastewater treatment, then this is your course. This course will help you to understand the criteria to select the optimal process for your application. The course provides specific details on the water supply chain and key technologies used to treat and pretreat water.

Non-Member: $599
Member: $499

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Beverage Ingredients Course

Beverage Ingredients Course

In order to supply beverages, we must have ingredients. Without them, a beverage cannot exist. There are different types of beverages, and, naturally, these different types have different ingredients. This Beverage Ingredients course offers a deep dive into understanding the principles of the chemistry, manufacturing, quality guidelines, and applications of the most common ingredients in beverages we consume.

The Water module was developed in conjunction with the Water Quality and Treatment Technical Committee.

Non-Member: $900
Member: $800

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Note: Any ingredient module may be purchased a la carte by clicking the Learn More button, then selecting the link to View Course for the module(s) you are interested in, then clicking the Buy button.


BevTech Presentations

2019

  • Membrane Applications in Beverage Industry — Doug Glanz
  • Trihalomethane Removal using GAC — Dr. Kirtipal Barse
  • Sustainability improvement using closed circuit RO — Michael Boyd
  • Dechlorination with UV Technology — Brian Grochowski

2018

  • Improving Water Usage Rates at Bottling Plants — Joseph Richardson (CCBCC), David Bridgers (Suez Water)
  • Advanced quality assurance through innovation in Chemical disinfection analysis and verification — Ying Xu, David Hird Palintest, USA
  • Water & wastewater minimization using traditional and non-traditional RO — David Paul (DHP Training)
  • Industrial non-sanitary waste water recovery for WUR improvement — Alberto Helguera (HTDA)

2017

  • Maximizing "Up-Time" of Membrane Filtration Systems — David Capehart (GE Water)
  • Carbon Tower Sanitization & Steam Stripping — Jim Ceklosky (Evoqua Water Technologies)
  • Ozone 101 Using Ozone in Beverage Applications — Brian Lowe (Pacific Ozone)
  • The Need for Best Practices for Bacteria Control in Beverage Cooling Tunnels — Brian Ornay (Nalco Water)