ADI Systems’ Technology to Treat Wastewater & Food Waste from Three Knouse Foods’ Plants


Source: ADI Systems, an Evoqua brand

ADI Systems is pleased to have been contracted through a consultant for a wastewater treatment project at one of Knouse Foods’ six processing plants. The system will also treat food waste trucked in from two other Knouse Food plants in order to increase the amount of biogas to be utilized in the generator.

Knouse Foods is an established, grower-owned co-op that specializes in fruit products, such as pie fillings and apple sauce. Its plant in Peach Glen, Pennsylvania, USA, processes apple products most of the year, as well as peaches and cherries (when in season) for the Musselmann’s and Lucky Leaf brands.

The wastewater treatment system at Knouse Foods’ Peach Glen facility will consist of a 2.35 MG low-rate

ADI-BVF reactor for anaerobic pretreatment followed by an ADI-MBR system for aerobic polishing. This process train was chosen based on a successful five-month comparative pilot study conducted at the Peach Glen plant that demonstrated the benefits of ADI Systems’ technology compared to a major competitor.

Once the wastewater treatment system is operational, it will generate a high-quality final effluent that meets strict discharge limits while keeping operating costs low. It will also produce power through biogas utilization to reduce the plant’s fuel consumption.

About ADI Systems Inc.
ADI Systems Inc., an ADI Group company, has been offering wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion, and biogas treatment solutions to industry for 30+ years. With 260+ installations worldwide, ADI Systems continues to be one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial treatment technologies.

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