Cooking oil, an integral component in food preparation, is used to make some of the tastiest foods around the world. But when mixed with cleaners and put down the drain, it is definitely not tasty to treat.
A potato chip manufacturer in the Toronto area approached JNE Environmental to tackle a problem with their oily wastewater. The wastewater from their production lines was packed with starches, fats, oil, and grease; all emulsified with cleaners. This creates a particularly difficult concoction for treatment systems to treat the wastewater to sewer compliance.
With billions of gallons of experience with difficult wastewater, JNE Environmental was ready to put our team’s expertise to use. To prove it, our technicians treated totes of the customer’s wastewater with a pilot plant set up at our facility in Burlington.
JNE Environmental’s Pilot Plant treating the oily, emulsified wastewater.
Once it was demonstrated that the pilot plant was able to generate clear, treated effluent from the potato chip manufacturer’s original wastewater, the customer decided to proceed to the next steps towards a complete wastewater treatment system. JNE then designed, manufactured, automated, and assembled the wastewater treatment system in-house at our Burlington facility.
The untreated and treated wastewater from the Pilot Plant trial.
The treatment system assembled in our facility, ready to be shipped.
The system included a cost-effective automation solution designed, assembled, and programmed in-house at JNE Environmental.
The completed system was then shipped to the customer, installed, and commissioned at their facility. Testing of dissolved air flotation (DAF) effluent during commissioning confirmed the new system achieved sewer by-law compliance of the tricky wastewater.
Clear DAF effluent.