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Homogenizer Water Recycling System

Product Type:
Homogenizers / Accessories

Water is one of our planet’s most precious natural resources. Businesses around the world are looking for ways to reduce water usage in their operations. This is no different with businesses that employ homogenizers which can use up to 2 million gallons of water each per year to operate. But thanks to our new APV HWRS, 97% of that water can be recycled in a closed-loop water treatment system.

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Homogenizers in typical continuous processing environments are cooled and lubricated by a supply of clean water which has traditionally been sent directly to the drain.

The APV HWRS is a plug and play system that integrates with the homogenizer to virtually eliminate water use providing a sustainable and cost effective solution that helps conserve one of our planet’s most important natural resources.

The APV HWRS is initially available to customers in the Americas region.


Water reduction, increased sustainability

  • Recycles up to 97% of the water required by homogenizers
  • Saves money by avoiding water cost increases
  • Reduces exposure to water availability challenges

Process quality water produced:

  • Meets or exceeds Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) Specifications for Category I Water
  • Failsafe controls for continuous operation
  • Built-in homogenizer leak detection
  • Continuous water quality measurement
  • Water temperature control

Plug and play integration for easy fit and retrofit with existing installations:

  • Fits APV and other brand homogenizers
  • Compact
  • Self contained controls
Theory Of Operation

The HWRS is comprised of two elements, a Tank Skid and a Sanitation Skid.

The tank skid is placed next to the homogenizer where it collects used lubrication and cooling water. During its collection, the tank skid continuously monitors incoming water quality and provides preliminary treatment. As long as the water remains in tolerance for quality, the water is pumped to the sanitation skid. In the sanitation skid, water is filtered, further sanitized, monitored, and cooled.

The water then returns to the homogenizer’s water inlet. The system utilizes redundant water quality sensors to monitor for impurities. If the water is outside of set quality tolerances, the system will reject the water and will supply city/municipal water to the homogenizer instead of recycling. Redundant valves and programming methods are used to ensure the homogenizer always has water for cooling.

Users have the ability to set alarm parameters within the system which can communicate system alarms, homogenizer product leakage and other customizable parameters via email and/or text message through network settings.

Key Applications

The APV HWRS is designed for homogenizer water saving and can be seamlessly integrated to homogenizers used in the following applications that require continuous operation and demand higher water consumption.

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Industrial / Chemical

The APV HWRS is supplied as standard with the following features:

  • Plug-and-Play with automatic functionality
  • Homogenizer leak detection and notification
  • Washdown construction
  • Modular and mobile
  • HMI with remote access and control capability
  • Ethernet port for status and quality parameters
  • Redundant water quality safety protocols
  • Sanitary quick fittings for piping connections
  • Variable temperature output
  • Glycol or chill water capability
  • 480V or 240V (3 Phase) power capability

The APV HWRS has a capacity to recycle water at up to 10GPM (37.8LPM) with a 97% recapture rate.



Three models are available depending on the process requirements


Connected homogenizers

Operating parameter



Single temperature output stream



Two independently controlled output stream temperatures (lubrication and cooling water)



2 x Single temperature output streams

APV Homogenizer Water Recycling System
APV HWRS Brochure GB