Food / beverage
Wastewater / effluent
Ernteband Fruchtsaft in Germany produces fruit and vegetable concentrates, focusing particularly on apple, pear, carrot and beetroot. Wastewater flow fluctuates substantially through the year due to the seasonal nature of harvesting.
Following an in-depth investigation and discussions of options, the client decided to expand the existing plant by adding a high performance anaerobic treatment system.
The main requirements and constraints for the extension were:
An ultra-high efficiency ANAFIT-R2S reactor with a very small footprint was built as a pretreatment step upstream of the existing activated sludge plant. The reactor is 2.85m in diameter and 24m high.
Post-extension operating figures:
The benefits of the upgrade can be appraised by the following points:
References are available on request.