Jacopa MBR technology makes the cut for meat processors
27 Mar 2018
Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) systems are used to meet the stringent treated effluent standards in wastewater treatment and reuse applications and where small footprint dictates using a more intense and compact process.
Jacopa works with customers to deliver the MBR technology that will meet the needs of wastewater treatment requirements or problems.
Using this approach, Jacopa has been able to provide new plants with the capability to containerise if needed; extend and refurbish existing plants; upgrade existing plants; and arrange replacement membrane panels with specialised technical support as required.
Many abattoirs, meat processors and butcheries produce wastewater with high levels of fats, solids, BOD and COD. The high cost of disposal of such effluent has driven the meat processing industry to seek more economical on-site wastewater treatment.
In addressing the pressure to increase capacity without generating a larger treatment footprint, Jacopa says its MBR technology has offered a cost-effective solution. The small footprint reduces building costs and the low maintenance plant often replaces existing conventional sedimentation and tertiary filtration systems.
The MBR economically delivers high-quality treated effluent to meet and often exceed discharge standards with opportunities for water re-use for applications such as wash down of animal sheds and vehicles, says the company.