Increasing food production site sustainability is a challenging goal for the food manufacturing industry. At Quattro Foods, based in Portsmouth, we have installed a new wastewater treatment system to remove residues on-site such as fats, oils and greases. This innovative technology is an environmentally sustainable food production method that ensures cleaner water.
Food manufacturing produces large volumes of mostly biodegradable liquid and solid waste. Quattro invested in a water waste treatment system supplied by Siltbuster Process Solutions to combat these water recycling issues and create clean water when it goes down the drain after food manufacturing use.
Green energy and sustainability are a current affair in today’s society and at Quattro, we believe water usage and wastewater discharge should be high on food manufacturers list of critical environmental issues.
Since upgrading to an effluent water waste treatment system, large amounts of solids, fats oils and greases (FOG) are now captured and prevented from going down the drain. The new system comprising flow balancing, flocculation and Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) for solids separation, allows Quattro Foods to achieve a consistently cleaner discharge across the large range of products being produced. Not only does this reduce the potential Mogden charges, but by stopping the FOG in the factory, major problems are avoided in the drains and sewers downstream.
In food processing applications, water is extensively used as an ingredient, an initial and intermediate cleaning source and the principal agent for sanitizing machinery and work areas. It’s important that as a food manufacturer, Quattro Foods ensure that the water we have used is cleaned and recycled to help our environment.
Are you an advocate of sustainability in the food manufacturing industry? Or maybe you are more interested in our delicious range of ambient foods? Contact us today and a member of staff will be happy to help with your enquiry.
For more information about our wastewater treatment system, visit Siltbuster’s website: http://www.siltbustergroup.com/