Dairy wastewater challenges
Wastewater and waste products are created at all stages of dairy processing, including cow water, whey, skimmed fat; to waste/off spec products and wastewater treatment residuals such as waste DAF float and waste sludge. Dairies are starting to look at waste and wastewater streams not as “Waste” but rather as a potential resource – for renewable power production and water recycling.
Renewable energy from dairy wastewater
GWE’s ANUBIX™ anaerobic reactors (UASB and EGSB) remove and convert organics in your wastewater (soluble BOD and COD) into biogas – a renewable energy source that can be used to replace natural gas, or generate steam and/or electricity to power ayour dairy.
GWE’s FLOTAMET™ anaerobic system maximizes green biogas production by converting both soluble and insoluble BOD/COD into biogas in a single treatment step. This process can treat wastewater containing > 150 mg/l FOG.
The treated dairy wastewater can then either be discharged to your local sewer (without paying surcharges) or further treated using GWE aerobic technologies for water reuse or direct discharge to a water body.