Loading Events

« All Events

Use of reclaimed water from rose-flower distillation

4 June, 2050

Use of reclaimed water from rose-flower distillation

Waste water source

The rose distillery process mixes hot water and rose flowers in a distillation apparatus. This mixture is heated with steam to 110 °C for 150 minutes. During the process a rose distillate is produced. On the other hand, the residues are drained to the receiving shaft where a separating screw press is fitted. A screw press separates the liquid from the solid fraction. The liquid fraction is then transported through a pump to a concrete tank for cooling. Once cooled, it is transported by another pump via metal pipes and hoses or by tank transport to the rose lands.

Distribution System

The water is transported to the fields by gravity flow pipelines, after which surface irrigation is used.

Farming system

Arable farming of roses destined for extraction of rose water and oil.

Waste water treatment description

Nutrient removal : none
Pesticide removal : none
Disinfection : none
Suspended solids removal : none
Other: A screw press seperates the water from the rose pulp used for extraction of oils.


The daily wastewater flow accounts for 46.8 m³ of residue juice and 18 tons of solid fraction, both from the production, are released.

Extent of the agricultural beneficiaries

The irrigation is provided to 48 ha of the distilleries own crops.


The initiative is funded by the company itself.

Type of agreement

No agreement is needed because the water is reused in the same company.

Scientific results

Additional information


Bulgaria + Google Map


Type of initiative
Private initiative
Waste water source
Waste water treatment
Farming system
Permanent crops
Application use
Irrigation of non-food crops
Irrigation method
Surface irrigation
Implementation stage
Full implementation