Wastewater Management in the Food Industry

Jun 22, 2018
Food industry

From start to finish, water is a crucial resource in the food and beverage production industry. It is commonly used throughout the production process. This naturally leads to issues on the other side of production, particularly in dealing with significant amounts of wastewater. This wastewater needs to be managed appropriately, using a variety of chemical and/or mechanical approaches.

At MacDermid Envio, we understand this important relationship in providing effective wastewater management solutions to the food and beverage industry. Our food industry wastewater equipment and chemical treatment solutions are designed to be efficient and effective in helping meet regulatory standards and budgetary goals.

A Variety of Treatment Options

Because wastewater treatment in the food and beverage industry varies so dramatically, we design systems designed to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. Our single-source model is designed to holistically address every aspect of your wastewater treatment requirements; including the option to add our customizable EnvioCARE service program. We will recommend the chemicals sufficient to assure peak performance and even manage and maintain your system for you if you prefer. From an initial compliance assessment to system design, installation and supplies, your success is our goal.

The Role of COD and BOD5 Measurements in Food Industry Wastewater

We commonly use chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) measurements to analyze the strength of the waste stream. This determines the amount of oxygen necessary in stabilizing wastes. This is often helpful in the food industry in particular, due to the fact that they can be used as indicators of waste and lost product. COD and BOD5 levels that are high indicate such waste exists, and when found at certain locations can even be helpful in determining the source of the waste as well as determine the equipment and chemical program design.

Wastewater Solutions for a Variety of Food and Beverage Industries

From pre-treatment of wastewater to direct-discharge or reuse, MacDermid Envio offers comprehensive solutions for a wide range of food and beverage industries including:

  • Soft Drinks
  • Dairy
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Snack Foods
  • Meat, Poultry and Fish Processing
  • Bakeries
  • Vegetable Oils Production
  • Breweries, Wineries, and Distillers

Our turnkey solutions help our customers in these areas and other food and beverage sectors realize efficiency and compliance while making positive impacts on their bottom lines.

The food and beverage industry has unique challenges and needs with water including wastewater. MacDermid Envio can help you overcome these challenges using the latest systems and technology to reach your goals.