|Case Study||Fish Processing Plant|
|client||Fish Processing Plant|
|challenge||Reduce effluent costs & eliminate chemical use|
|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.|