Manufacturing Wastewater Recovery and Recycling
Through a multi-phase study, Exergy D&E designed and built a comprehensive wastewater recovery and reuse system, integrating micro-filtration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light, and ozonation technologies. The final design enables the reuse of treated water for steeping operations, benefiting the client with ongoing stormwater compliance, wastewater reuse, and cost-effective analysis of advanced treatment technologies.
GREAT WESTERN MALTING (GWM)
Ongoing compliance for stormwater program
Reuse of the wastewater generated from the manufacturing operation
Evaluation of various technologies to allow the reuse of the wastewater generated at the plant
Cost/Benefit analysis of the new recovery/ recycling technologies
Exergy D&E has partnered with GWM to successfully develop and implement a stormwater pollution prevention plan program. With a commitment to ongoing compliance, Exergy D&E has taken charge of monitoring, conducting visual inspections, and performing stormwater sampling for the facility.
Moreover, Exergy D&E has diligently prepared the annual report to the Regional Water Quality Control Board, ensuring seamless execution of the stormwater pollution prevention program.
In parallel, Exergy D&E has undertaken an extensive two-year collaboration with a major malt product manufacturer to explore the possibility of recovering and reusing wastewater generated during the facility's manufacturing process. By conducting comprehensive evaluations, Exergy D&E analyzed the nature of wastewater contamination from steeping processes, characterizing pollutants through various sampling programs.
Through a small-scale pilot unit, Exergy D&E assessed preliminary technologies, revealing the need for more advanced filtration solutions to address pollutant levels and suspended solids.
Building on the initial findings, Exergy D&E moved forward with the design and construction of a state-of-the-art wastewater recovery and reuse system. Incorporating micro-filtration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light, and ozonation, this integrated package underwent rigorous pilot testing at the facility for about three months. The thorough evaluation allowed Exergy D&E to conduct a comprehensive cost analysis and determine the most effective technologies to include in the full treatment train while eliminating less viable options.
Looking ahead, Exergy D&E is dedicated to developing the final design and providing a cost estimate for the proposed system. This innovative solution aims to significantly reduce contaminants to acceptable levels, enabling the reuse of water for steeping operations. As the project unfolds, Exergy D&E remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering sustainable solutions and propelling the client toward a more efficient and environmentally conscious future.