Washing up food packaging processes more sustainably

Aerofloat (Australia) Pty Ltd

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020


Significant growth in the food and beverage market means the same for its packaging. Aerofloat offers sustainable wastewater treatment solutions that address variations in production volume and effluent quality.

Wastewater and washdown water from food packaging processes vary with production. The industry’s wastewater often has high levels of suspended solids (SS), fats, oils and greases (FOG), biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD). Managing these variations in effluent volume and contaminants in order to meet local discharge standards, requires the correct treatment design.

Michael Anderson, General Manager at Australian wastewater treatment company, Aerofloat, says it’s important to understand these variations prior to installing or upgrading a wastewater treatment solution.

“Having a thorough understanding of the wastewater constituents and flow variations that are unique to each client’s business is critical to designing a fit-for-purpose solution. Aerofloat’s engineers conduct extensive jar testing and review current data trends prior to the design.”

Space constraints for installing an effective treatment solution can also be a factor in processing plants. Aerofloat’s engineers are proficient in sophisticated 3D modelling, so any proposed design is clearly presented and understood prior to project commencement.

Aerofloat’s solutions for water re-use and by-product re-use can also significantly reduce water costs and ensure sustainable operations. After completing a number of projects for high-profile packaging firms, Aerofloat knows how to manage even highly inky wastewater.

“Aerofloat has successfully treated significantly contaminated, inky wastewater to a standard fit for re-use within the processing plant or irrigated around the site,” said Anderson.

A robust wastewater system that can keep up with expanding operations is vital to business success.

Contact the Aerofloat team today for an obligation-free consultation regarding your wastewater treatment and re-use needs.

Image caption: An Aerofloat wastewater treatment plant at a NSW brewery.

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