Waterform is a trusted partner to Australia’s red meat industry, providing lasting & innovative water and wastewater treatment solutions. As the industry renews its focus on better water stewardship and advanced wastewater treatment & reuse, Waterform has delivered flagship water reuse projects for abattoirs, renderers and processors, with industry leading capabilities in the design and delivery of potable- standard recycled water treatment plants.
From alternative source potable water to ensuring your process water is pure & balanced correctly through to dealing with the typical high strength wastewater that a rendering or meat processing plant typically discharges, a tailored solution is only a call away.
Wastewater discharged from meat processing plants will be laden with fats, proteins, blood, paunch and generally split into two streams, identified as ‘red’ and ‘green’. The wastewater strength can be determined by several different measurements, typically TN (Total Nitrogen), BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand), TSS (Total Suspended Solids), COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) and O&G (Oils & Grease).
Many different methods are used to treat this wastewater, and depending on the location, restrictions are mostly placed around nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous in treated wastewater being discharged to the environment. Depending on whether reuse, discharge to sewer or the environment is required, Waterform can engineer a solution to meet all compliance requirements along with odour control.
Conventional lagoon based treatment systems need to be upgraded at many sites, with sites being imposed with new limits for nutrients and volume. New technologies are being implemented to improve lagoon systems’ performance along with other secondary treatment methods. Advanced treatment of secondary treated wastewater to achieve potable standard water quality for use in boilers, cooling towers, irrigation, wash down and more is also a viable option for many sites – a value-added solution underpinned by strict risk management to enhance payback.
Innovation: Waterform has pioneered the high rate AGIO IFAS process that can reduce an acre of aerated lagoons to a special tank based system, with integral membrane separation, to less than the footprint of three B-Double stock transport semi-trailer trucks parked side by side!