Emmi Roth addresses wastewater disposal costs with new anaerobic system
The ADI-BVF unit is well suited for dairy wastewater because it can reliably treat moderate-to-high concentrations of organics.
Emmi Roth, Fitchburg, Wis., wanted to be more independent, lower its operational costs, and above all, remain environmentally responsible. That is why the cheese processor installed an on-site anaerobic pre-treatment.
ADI Systems, the Canada-based manufacturer of the anaerobic system, was selected to design, build and commission a 1 MG ADI-BVF unit at Emmi Roth’s Platteville, Wis., plant to anaerobically pre-treat wastewater from Emmi Roth’s operations. This innovative technology offers ease of use, low energy consumption and low sludge hauling costs.
The ADI-BVF unit is well suited for dairy wastewater because it can reliably treat moderate-to-high concentrations of organics, suspended solids and fat, oil, and grease in a single stage—typically without the need for primary treatment. Emmi Roth’s investment in the anaerobic technology also allows the company to utilize biogas as a source of energy in the future, if desired.
The system is expected to be complete in June.