Food and beverage manufacturing produces a complex wastewater effluent often difficult to treat due to its high salinity levels and heavy loading of contaminants.
Wastewater generated by these industries are typically turbid, with high concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), fats oils and grease (FOG), and soluble nutrients such as nitrogen (including ammonia) and phosphate.
Magnesium hydroxide is the strongest, and yet most gentle, pH and alkalinity buffer in the world. It locks in the neutralized pH by providing a residual buffer within the treated wastewater so that wide variations in flow, contaminants, and pH are far less detrimental.
Treated wastewater from food processing industries and farms can have a dual benefit. Treated wastewater can be recycled for land or crop irrigation to help cut down on the industries’ use of fresh water, and the carbonaceous contaminants in wastewater can be converted to biogas (methane) and used to produce electricity.
IER is a supplier of environmentally friendly water and wastewater treatment chemicals and equipment.
IER offers Magnesium Hydroxide-based products as safe, earth-friendly alternatives to the use of caustic soda for pH neutralization, along with proprietary polymer solids removal technologies.
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We take pride in providing high-quality products, technical credibility in the applications of water, process water, and wastewater treatment, dedicated delivery specialists and equipment, and proactive on-site technical service.
Almost 2 billion people do not have a decent toilet or access to basic and safely managed sanitation. In many cases, faeces and urine end up untreated in the environment, contaminating it and threatening people’s health.
This is why IER supports WaterAid programs, to facilitate access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities.
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