Increases sustainability with purification system for 99%+ water efficiency
EMERYVILLE, Calif. and ONTARIO, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — New Logic Research and Niagara Bottling, LLC (“Niagara”) announced today the finalization of an agreement to provide a VSEP® brine minimization system for a Niagara facility currently being built in the United States. The system will enable Niagara to further increase its industry-leading water efficiency to greater than 99% plant-wide.
VSEP’s patented vibratory shear mechanism coupled with an innovative filter pack design keeps its membranes free of obstruction, ensuring trouble-free operation even in the face of difficult feed waters like reverse osmosis (RO) brine.
“We pick up where traditional RO systems leave off, filtering and concentrating the brine past the point where dissolved solids actually drop out of solution—an unthinkable proposition in other membrane systems. It’s this unique ability driving New Logic’s rapid growth in the field—increasing water yield through RO brine minimization,” said New Logic CEO Greg Johnson. “We’re proud to partner with Niagara —a fellow California company dedicated to providing innovative, high quality products for its customers.”
For Niagara, the largest private-label bottled water supplier in the United States, continual improvements in sustainability are a way of life. Innovations like Niagara’s Eco-Air Package® and Eco-Air Bottle® have greatly reduced the resources required to create their products, and likewise reduced the carbon footprint of the entire operation.
“VSEP is essentially a zero-wastewater purification system that will allow us to bottle 99%+ of the water we draw. Increasing yield makes sense from both a business and sustainability perspective,” said Niagara CEO Andy Peykoff II. “This system will make our new facility the most water-efficient purified water bottling plant in the U.S. We’re excited to get the system up and running.”
In recent years, New Logic has successfully commissioned many systems for RO brine minimization at bottling plants and a host of other industrial and municipal facilities around the world. Drivers for this growth include municipal infrastructure limitations, sustainability mandates, water scarcity, and increased regulatory scrutiny of brine discharge.
The VSEP system will be built at New Logic’s Emeryville, California manufacturing facility and shipped in stages to Niagara’s new facility. Full commissioning will commence later in 2015.
About New Logic Research
Headquartered in Emeryville, California, New Logic Research is a leading provider of high-performance membrane separation systems used in a wide variety of applications from brine minimization and landfill leachate treatment to chemical process clarifications. Now in its twenty-eighth year, New Logic has grown to meet the needs of its ever-expanding customer base, which includes major corporations from around the world. Today, New Logic provides a breadth of products and services for pure water and wastewater treatment, industrial and chemical processing, energy, and other industries. For more information, visit www.vsep.com.
About Niagara Bottling, LLC
Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is headquartered in Ontario, California, with 20 bottling plants located across 14 states. As the leading manufacturer of private label bottled water in the country, Niagara works closely with the largest retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including water, tea, sports drinks, vitamin waters and sparkling beverages. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com.