ABF installs wastewater treatment plant

By Jenny Eagle

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ABF installs wastewater treatment plant
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has partnered with Associated British Foods (ABF) on a wastewater treatment plant in Thailand, for handover in June 2016.

AB Food and Beverages manufactures and markets food and beverage products including Ovaltine and Twining’s tea.

Veolia’s Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit pretreats the raw wastewater, removing fat, oil, and grease (FOG) before the Biothane UASB anaerobic treatment process.

The UASB anaerobic system then converts COD present in the conditioned wastewater into biogas.

Working with ABF shows how we can effectively provide a full range of wastewater solutions from start to end​,” said Michael Poonpipat, business development director, Projects, Thailand, Veolia Water Technologies.

Our experience in the food and beverage industry has equipped us with the know-how to mitigate the client’s concerns, and we are confident of meeting their project expectations​.”

Veolia’s AnoxKaldnes BAS, a combination of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technology with conventional activated sludge (AS), is next applied to promote an efficient activated sludge process with improved sludge settling characteristics.

The effluent enters a second DAF clarifier unit for biological sludge separation, before the Hydrotech Drumfilter system separates the remaining particles from the wastewater.

This project integrates several of Veolia’s technologies – including its Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), Biothane Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB), AnoxKaldnes Biological Activated Sludge (BAS), and Hydrotech Drumfilter – within ABF’s Ovaltine manufacturing plant in Samutprakarn, Bangkok.

With this end-to-end wastewater package, ABF will be able to handle its wastewater treatment needs on premise, catering to both existing and future flow requirements projected for the next decade.


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