Meat & dairy processing

Waste from meat and dairy processing can be a major source of environmental pollution. We help reach higher standards of wastewater treatment for environmental discharge.

Most food manufacturers aim to filter suspended solids (SS) and fats, oils and grease (FOG) from their wastewater. In the meat and dairy industry, biological treatment methods may be required to remove the soluble lactose and proteins through dairy wastewater treatment, which contribute to the BOD and chemical oxygen demand (COD) levels.

Meat and dairy processing wastewater

Meat and dairy manufacturing produces a complex wastewater effluent often difficult to treat due to its high salinity levels and heavy loading of contaminants.

Wastewater released from these industries are turbid, with high concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demands (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), fats oils and grease (FOG), and nutrients such as nitrogen (including ammonia) and phosphate.

Other characteristics of food processing wastewater are large seasonal variation, large hourly variation in concentration and type of contaminants, often small and variable flows per day, and unbalanced concentrations of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, which complicates bioreactor treatment.

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AMALGAM is a safe, cost-effective and earth-friendly wastewater treatment alternative, that offers a multitude of benefits:

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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.

Owned by Calix, an Australian company with global operations, IER brings 20 years of experience working with plant engineers and operators to offer the most cost-effective solutions for their specific needs.

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May 18, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
An innovative mixed-metal hydroxide for pH control and wastewater microorganism activity

An innovative mixed-metal hydroxide for pH control and wastewater microorganism activity at a meat processing facility in the United-States.

September 14, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
Achieving sustainable dairy wastewater management with magnesium hydroxide

AMALGAM-60, an innovative magnesium hydroxide slurry, was used by a dairy processor in the Pacific Northwest to provide better pH

November 10, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Food & Beverage
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A food processing plant in the Pacific Northwest that manufactures fruit products was generating acidic wastewater and looking for a

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