Dairy Processor Wastewater DAF Upgrade
MAX RGT Pump Improves DAF Aeration
June 2010 - Modesto CA --
The Foster Farms Dairy Modesto facility processed milk into high quality dairy products and serving the local community. The company found that operation of the wastewater treatment DAF system required frequent replacement of the aeration pump as well as yielding in-consistent results.
RPC determined that replacing the existing aeration system with a new AISI 316 stainless steel Rogue MAX RGTTM regenerative turbine pump, a DAF upgrade was the answer. The upgrade process entailed simply replacing the existing pump directly with the new Rogue MAX RGTTM. The pump was positioned directly adjacent to the DAF effluent chamber. The design recycled effluent water through the pump and would achieve complete and consistent air saturation it in a single pass.
The new DAF upgrade produced great results right at start-up. The Rogue MAX RGTTM pump produced very fine 20-30 micron bubbles. These micro bubbles captured the large portion of insoluble solids and effectively floated them to the surface.
Dairy personnel are very satisfied with the DAF upgrade to the wastewater treatment system.