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26 March 2021

Brewing Up Revolution with Water Treatment Technology

With water forming one of the key components of beer, plays an important role on how it will taste after production. 

 The APAC beer market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% till 2024. In conjunction with this growth, there is an increasing focus on also creating a better and more sustainable world. Brewing companies are setting targets around reducing energy and water consumption.

With water forming one of the key components of beer, plays an important role on how it will taste after production. Basically, there are three ways how water affects the quality of Beer according to Brew Masters.

First, the flavour of wort which is the liquid part extracted from the mash in the brewing process is dependent to what kind of water will be used. Second, pH of water impacts the bitterness of the beer and lastly any contaminants like chlorine can result to beer tasting “off”.

Also, taking notes on the following minerals present in the water: Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Sodium, and Sulphate. These five primary ions in water have always provided positive effect to the flavour of the beer.

Having established the importance of water quality to the taste of beer. Now let’s venture into the production side like heating and cooling process of the beer industry.

During production of beer there are many heat exchangers and unit operations involved and some important one’s are listed below -

  • Boilers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Evaporative Condensers



In order to provide the heat and power necessary to maintain efficiency and production, deposits and corrosions in boiler systems need to be avoided.

NCH Chem-Aqua solutions to address these issues are:

  • Anti-scalant
  • Oxygen Scavenger
  • Advanced condensate treatment
  • Online Polymer descaler
  • aquaDART for online boiler water treatment control

Cooling Water

In the brewing process, both cooling towers and heat exchangers require protection from microbiological proliferation, deposition, scaling and corrosion.

NCH Chem-Aqua provides a range of applications and technologies to address these forces and keep operations running smoothly.

  • Anti-scalant
  • Oxidizing and Non-Oxidizing Biocides
  • bioeXile - Patented biofilm dispersant
  • aquaDART for online cooling water treatment control
  • bioDART for online biofilm monitoring and control

Partnering with NCH Chem-Aqua would assure that your KPIs are met in water and energy savings optimising the total cost of operations while allowing increased production in a world of shrinking resources.


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