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Meat-processing operations with legacy infrastructure are finding it increasingly difficult to meet ever-tightening wastewater regulations. Because the initial designs of these systems were intended for more lenient standards, meat and dairy operations often struggle to hit removal-efficiency targets.
In today's economic and social climates, federal and state agencies are increasing their efforts to protect the environment and its inhabitants. In particular, they're tightening their regulations, pushing municipalities, commercial and industrial entities to engage in more sustainable practices. Proper wastewater treatment is an integral part of these efforts, and many wastewater treatment plants are upgrading their systems to match or exceed these regulatory changes.
The meat processing facility had historically used an in-house skim tank design to treat production wastewater. The skim tanks have been modified over the years to meet decreasing effluent limits, but more improvements were necessary.
A large city municipality was drastically increasing sewer surcharge rates. As the costs were approaching $40,000/month for this meatpacking plant, action was necessary to start controlling these costs.
This dairy manufactures fluid milk, dairy-based mixes, yogurts and juices. For several years, the facility was using a CAF system to treat its wastewater prior to discharge. The system performed inconsistently and operational costs approached $14/1000 gallons treated.
The Connecticut egg processor has three production facilities within close proximity of each other. Two of the facilities had no wastewater treatment and hauled wastewater to a local municipal facility. The third facility utilized outdated, undersized ponds prior to land application.
Rumiano Cheese is one of the oldest dairy processing operations in the western U.S. At one time, the firm totaled 13 processing plants dotted along the Pacific Coast. Notably ahead of its time, they were the first dairy operation with an ammonia refrigeration system on the West Coast.
In 2017, a southwest dairy plant received exciting new contracts to expand its dairy, non-dairy and mixes business. This increase in business demanded the plant expand its production lines, which in turn required the plant to evaluate its wastewater treatment operations.
Alchemist Brewery is a microbrewery specializing in brewing, packaging and distributing its award-winning IPA beer, Heady Topper. An unprecedented following of the signature ale drove the need for a larger brewery and retail sales center.
In 2005, World Water Works, Inc. provided a Turnkey wastewater treatment system to a Midwestern bacon processing plant. Throughout the next several years, the system successfully maintained discharge compliance even as production continued to grow well beyond the designed capacity of the system.
This dairy manufactures ice cream, fluid milk and other dairy products. Escalating sewer surcharges of over $30,000/month were a concern. World Water Works installed the www/RESOURCE Dissolved Air Flotation system to pre-treat the wastewater.
World Water Works, Inc. was awarded the design and supply of the above-listed technologies for two main reasons. The MBBR -> DAF process was demonstrated to be the most robust, forgiving, and consistent technology of the many that were evaluated.
Butterball had historically used multiple Habersham DAF units that utilized a significant amount of both power and chemistry to achieve their removal goals. In addition to the high power/chemical requirements, the DAF units were at their capacity limits and Butterball had the need to process additional waters.
A frozen vegetable company was the premier supplier of individually quick-frozen onions, potatoes, roasted potatoes and vegetable blends to large food service companies.
A manufacturer of railcar bearings, wheels and axles needed a wastewater system upgrade to treat for oil, grease, suspended solids and dissolved metals in a mix of process water and storm water runoff.
The aluminum casting facility of a producer of semifabricated aluminum products utilizes a closed-loop contact water system that supplies water to multiple DC casting pits.
Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre, Menominee, Michigan, USA invited World Water Works to demonstrate the ability to reduce operational costs associated with two Poseidon dissolved air flotation systems (DAFs).
A Specialty Kraft Paper Mill located in NH has been using a Frofta clarifier to remove total suspended solids (TSS) from the effluent water prior to discharge to the city. The system has used a recirculation pump with a pressure vessel as the air dissolving mechanism
This paper mill manufactures corrugating medium from OCC (old corrugated containers) and MOW (mixed office waste). The process differs from most mills of this type in that the wastepaper is re-pulped in an alkaline environment.
The Kansas Dairy processing facility had originally worked with an equipment supplier that provided them with a system that was improperly designed and utilized inefficient equipment and design concepts.
An industrial laundry facility, located in Pennsylvania, washes shop towels, mats, uniforms and other rental items. A DAF was installed several years ago in the facility to meet the wastewater pre-treatment demands of the city. The system required close attention to achieve consistent compliance.
In 2016, the egg processing facility of a leading US marketer of premium, further-processed egg products was given a consent order by the local government to treat its wastewater for BOD, TKN and TSS prior to discharge to the local municipal treatment facility.
This dairy was facing escalating sewer surcharges of over $30,000/month. World Water Works installed the www/ RESOURCE Dissolved Air Flotation system to pre-treat the wastewater. Since its startup, the facility has reduced its wastewater costs by over $20,000/month.
This dairy manufactures fluid milk, dairy-based mixes, yogurts and juices. For several years, the facility was using a CAF system to treat its wastewater prior to discharge. The system performed inconsistently and operational costs were enormous.
This ceiling tile plant was experiencing rapid failure rates of its Edur air dissolving pumps. These pumps would require major reconstruction every 1-3 months. One 30-HP M80FP Nikuni pump was installed in place of the two 30-HP Edur pumps.
In 2011, Pierce County was exploring wastewater treatment options for dewatered centrate within a $350M facility known as Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. This new 170 ML/d (45 MGD) municipal wastewater treatment facility upgrade.
Looking for a more sustainable and economical solution, the facility began evaluating Anammox (Anaerobic Ammonia Oxidation) based side stream treatment. The DEMON® process was identified after the first system was implemented at the Strass, Austria WTP in 2004.
Ladysmith, BC is home to nearly 8,000 people on the western coast of Canada and has a history of coal mining, forestry, rail and marine industry. An existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) provided treatment to the town’s wastewater before discharging to the Ladysmith Harbor.
Hopewell Water Renewal (HWR) is a 50 MGD secondary wastewater treatment plant that treats the wastewater from local industries and domestic sources of the Hopewell, VA area. The plant began operating in 1977 and treats approximately 85% industrial waste.
The customer is a washing ONP newsprint drinking facility. To reduce operational costs, increase production capacity and improve their product, the client required improved mill-wide water clarification.
Ephrata Borough Authority WRRF, located in the MidAtlantic region of the United States, has been battling chronic sludge settling issues since undergoing a BNR upgrade in 2011 to meet new permit limits. During the winter months, SVI values have reached as high as 300 mL/g.
The city of Pueblo, CO, is located at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek in South Central Colorado. Aside from its scenic beauty, Pueblo is also home to the James R. Dilorio Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), treating up to 15.7 MGD of wastewater generated by the city and surrounding districts.
Sharjah, located just north of Dubai on the Persian Gulf, is United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) third largest city. As Sharjah’s population flourished and environmental regulations tightened, so did the stress on their wastewater treatment facilities.
An increasing population and more stringent effluent permit regulations have strained the Emporia, Kansas wastewater treatment plant. Engineers focused on retrofittable options due to space and budget restrictions and decided on our integrated fixed film activated sludge (IFAS) system.
Plainville Farms produce turkeys using all-natural ingredients, no antibiotics, no animal by-products as feed, and renewable energy is used. Plainville Farms has been producing healthy and responsible food products since 1835. Traditionally, the wastewater generated from the facility has been directed to a marsh field.
The local wastewater treatment plant, called Jakkur STP, was tasked with providing 15 MLD of cooling water, essentially plant effluent, to a local power plant. To prevent scaling, the cooling water needed to have a biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) of less than 2 mg/L.