The Problem: Hood River Juice was building a new process facility and needed to construct a wastewater treatment plant to meet their surcharge requirements for BOD and TSS. The goals and objectives were to minimize operator attention and achieve results that were sustainable.
The Solution: BioprocessH2O provided a bioFAS Mobilized Treatment Unit (MTU) designed for biological treatment of organic wastewater. The system operates on a single-pass the effluent discharges to Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system for clarification of biosolids generated from the biodegradation process. Since the biological treatment process is an attached growth biofilm reactor system, there is no need for adjustment of Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids (MLSS) to maintain Food to Mass (F:M) ratios and achieve desired levels of BOD reduction meeting the effluent discharge parameters set forth by the POTW.
Status/Results: The bioFAS MTU System effectively biodegrades the BOD to meet the effluent discharge standards for BOD operating on a single-pass process with minimal operator attention. The bioFAS MTU system is handling wastewater that has exceeded the design parameters for flow, BOD and pH and it still meets the effluent discharge compliance standards.