Fish Processing Plant
Case Study Fish Processing Plant
client Fish Processing Plant
challenge Reduce effluent costs & eliminate chemical use
solution Electrocoagulation
benefit 70% reduction in efficient charges and potential to recycle
challenge Reduce effluent costs & eliminate chemical use.
solution The raw effluent was extracted by submersible pump from the client’s below ground effluent settlement tanks, which incorporated an interceptor system. The raw effluent was passed over a run-down screen to extract “gross” solids > 1 mm diameter. The aqueous stream from the run-down screen was collected in an IBC and delivered via a submersible pump to the electrocoagulation (EC) system and terminal media filter. The sample collected had an extremely high FOG (fat, oil and grease) content.

A sample of the contaminated floc was collected after processing to enable an analysis of the water and fat content. The floc can be further processed as a valuable raw material. The independent laboratory analysis showed that the floc had a solids content of 47.5%, of which 14.4% was fat.
benefit 70% reduction in efficient charges and potential to recycle.