meat industry wastewater treatment Articles

  • Case study – meat processing

    For over a decade, this meat processor in Iowa has supplied processed meat products of the highest quality both domestically and internationally. Market demand for these quality products has led to extensive expansion of its plants. Presently the company has four state-of-the-art processing facilities, the newest of which is located in Utah. The company became the first turkey processing plant ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Meat Processing and Rendering Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Pretreatment system a success for meat processor

    Recovery & removal rates doubled with the AIRE-O2 MICROFLOAT® Problem This Midwest USA red meat processor faced rapidly rising surcharges from the municipal wastewater treatment plant that received the processor’s wastewater. City authorities encouraged the processor to help fund an expansion of the treatment plant’s capacity, an option the processor wanted to avoid. A successful ...

  • Meat processor creates new product with treatment case study

    The AIRE-O2 MICROFLOAT®’s immediate impact was a $100/day chemical savings Problem A southern, USA red meat processor’s wastewater treatment was getting more complex and expensive but still did not yield the expected results. Regulations were getting stricter and stricter as well. The processor was spending US $192 per day on ferric chloride to promote coagulation ...

  • Case study - Meat processors create new product with treatment

    The Aire-O2® Microfloat’s immediate impact was a $100/day chemical savings Problem A southern USA red meat processor’s wastewater treatment was getting more complex and expensive but still did not yield the expected results. Regulations were getting stricter and ...

  • Full Scale Treatment of Slaughter House and Meat Packing Waste at Jennie-O Turkey Store, Barron, Wisconsin

    ABSTRACTJennie-O Turkey Store owns and operates a 0.057 m3/sec (1.3 MGD) treatment plant for treating wastewater from the slaughter of 26,000 turkeys per day. In 2000, Jennie-O Turkey Store was required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to remove phosphorous below 1 mg/l. The existing lagoon system with seepage cell was not removing phosphorous cost effectively and odors ...

  • Meat Packing Wastewater Disinfection Difficulties Leads to a State of the Art Control System and Consistent Regulatory Compliance

    ABSTRACTJohn Morrell & Co. is a meat packing plant located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The facility also maintains a tertiary wastewater treatment facility with a direct discharge following treatment. The treatment facility had good effluent compliance history until the spring of 2001, when sporadic elevated levels of fecal coliform and infrequent spikes in chlorine residual were ...

  • Wastewater Treatment: Dissloved Air Flotation (DAF)

    Wastewater Treatment:  Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Filtration leads to water savings.  DAF pretreatment in the food industry can provide sustainable water cost savings.  Stuart Ward of Process Engineered Water Equipment, LLC explains efficient filtration is key.  Columbus Salame, South ...


  • Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

    The effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations placed on water usage are increasing the cost of using freshwater globally. The consequences of these increasing costs on food and beverage companies are twofold, since the companies are charged for both the water that they utilize in their processes and on their wastewater discharge. Additionally, the food and beverage industry ...

  • The Hidden Dangers of Industrial Mop Water, Examining little-known threats to the environment & wastewater treatment processes

    When we think of mop water, most likely we think of our kitchen floor. In industrial plants, however, mop water could contain a toxic blend of chemicals that are mopped off the floor, and sometimes end up in our rivers, streams and municipal wastewater systems. While we consider the health of our environment, we don’t necessarily realize the hidden dangers of mop water. This article will ...

  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • Streamlining Wastewater Treatment in Poultry Processing: Michigan Turkey and Lyco Team Up to Provide a Showpiece for Reducing BOD and TSS Levels

    With the steady increase in poultry processing rates there has been a corresponding increase in wastewater pollutant concentrations. Despite mechanical improvements in wastewater treatment, many poultry processors continue to pay unnecessarily high fees for municipal water discharges. $100-million-annual processor, Michigan Turkey Producers, in conjunction with Lyco Manufacturing, has set up a ...


    By Lyco Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Innovative Water Solutions for the Food/Beverage Processing Industry

    With the growing international and local pressure, the Food and Beverage industry has to find new ways in its product development as well as minimizing costs and health risks. Sustainability has become an important issue in the evolving Food and Beverage industry. Companies are being required by industries and government agencies to better utilize their water consumption to minimize their ...

  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • UV set to dominate the municipal industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes. Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped.  Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Water cycle gains importance in F&B industry

    In recent years, sustainability issues have put the food and beverage (F&B) industry in the media spotlight. Water has been at the core of most of these issues. The latest report from Global Water Intelligence (GWI) researches the F&B industry and examines the “opportunities in water efficiency and gaining value from wastewater”. Water forms a significant input to the food ...

  • Application of a Medium Pressure UV System for the Treatment of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

    N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was first detected in 1990 as a problem pollutant in drinking water wells at levels as high as 3,000 ppt in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. The waste from a large chemical plant over many years had led to the contamination of the drinking water wells for the community. After extensive evaluation and testing, it was determined that UV photolysis was the most effective ...

  • Rendering

    Problem: The meat industry (poultry included) generates some 30 billion pounds of inedible surplus each year. The rendering industry contributes tremendously to efforts to maintain a clean and healthy environment and prevent a waste disposal problem by turning this otherwise unusable material into usable commodities. One challenge they face in creating a clean environment is the ...


    By HydroCal Inc.

  • Case study – canning plant

    The canning industry has contributed greatly to the worldwide economy from the early 1800's to present. Providing healthy foods to the masses from war times through good times, the canning industry has provided the world with canned vegetables, fruits, juices, soups, meats, fish and pet foods. With great convenience of canned foods has also come tough scrutiny and ever-changing regulations. Like ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Perspectives on organic waste recovery relative to composting and anaerobic digestion

    Generally speaking, organic waste renders its self suitable for recovery purposes owing to the nutrient elements it contains and the energy stored in the biochemical bonds of its constituent organic compounds. Both composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) have been used since a long time ago in reclaiming organic material. It seems that the first modern composting process was developed in 1920s in ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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