Food & Beverage

Crucial throughout food processing, the food and beverage industry is one of the largest water consumers globally. Though composition of wastewater generated by manufacturers varies, it often has high-organic strength and poses unique challenges with fat, oil, and grease (FOG). Trust solutions from EnviroZyme® to:

  • Maintain pretreatment or direct discharge compliance and eliminate exceedance surcharges or fines
  • Prevent upsets from organic load spikes or contaminants to protect production
  • Simplify operations and lower operating costs through FOG control
  • Improve microbial community's ability to degrade ammonia, tolerate harsh conditions, and respond quickly after nitrification disruptions
Food & Beverage

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Ammonia & Nitrogen Compound Removal

Ammonia & Nitrogen Compound Removal

Nitrogen-rich compounds, such as proteins and amino acids, are common in food and beverage plants’ wastewater. Removal of ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates is an important and difficult process to maintain. Sources of nitrification problems include environmental factors, toxicity, solids washout, and loading variation, but EnviroZyme can help. We offer solutions to:

  • Make the nitrification and denitrification processes more robust, enabling on-site plants to withstand higher loading
  • Shorten the on-site recovery time after process upsets
  • Reduce the impact of shock loads on effluent quality
  • Eliminate ammonia-related permit violations, limits for which are becoming more stringent
  • Increase the lifespan of critical pieces of infrastructure by preventing ammonia-related corrosion

What Sets Us Apart

Wide Range of Effluents

Wide Range of Effluents

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Diverse Requirements

Each cluster of food and beverage manufacturing has a range of wastewater compositions that vary with daily and seasonal batch fluctuations, requiring advanced treatment.

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Successful Remediation

Treatment efficacy is determined by the types of microorganisms present and the biomass's capacity to break down specific contaminants and adjust to variations in the waste stream.

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Large Microbial Portfolio

Our blends are much more effective than naturally occurring microorganisms. Adding them enhances microbial community health during shock loads and ability to improve effluent quality.

The Biological Key to FOG

The Biological Key to FOG

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FOG Composition

FOG is composed of water-insoluble triglyceride molecules, which are made up of a glycerol and 3 fatty acids (primarily palmitic, stearic, and oleic). These are challenging to break down.

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Fatty Acid Degradation

The inability of many microbes to degrade fatty acids cleaved from the triglyceride creates issues like BOD removal efficiency, pH drop with acid buildup, and volatization as noxious odors.

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Innovation

EnviroZyme's microbial formulations circumvent these issues with demonstrated ability to metabolize a range of both long- and short-chain fatty acids.

Contact Us

Achieving quality, compliant effluent is highly specific to the products manufactured and processes employed. EnviroZyme offers a comprehensive facility assessment that culminates in a turnkey project plan tailored to your plant's needs, including:

  • Bio-based products
  • Process functions
  • Equipment modifications
  • Technical training

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Product Selector Guide

Normal operations mean efficient, cost-effective and on-schedule progress. That is why we have created a product selector guide to help you troubleshoot disruptions, streamline the decision-making process, and ultimately get your plant back to normal faster.

Answer a few simple questions, and our product selector guide will pick the best product for your treatment challenge.

Resources

French Fry Factory Sludge
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French Fry Factory Sludge

A brewery packaging plant is responsible for inserting ”heavy” beer, a liquid concentrate, into canned and bottle beer products. The plant in this case study handles over 50,000 barrels of beer per week and generates over 350,000 gallons of wastewater per day.

Challenges with Food Production Wastewater
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Challenges with Food Production Wastewater

Wastewater from food production is considered one of the biggest sources of environmental pollution due to the excessive amounts of nutrients and organic contaminants, including organic carbon, nitrogenous organics, inorganics, suspended and dissolved solids, and high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD).

Case Study: Biological Treatment for Juice Company
Case Study

Case Study: Biological Treatment for Juice Company

A juice company began biological treatment to help control the physicochemical parameters in their effluent. Physicochemical parameters are physical and chemical conditions that affect water quality, like pH and temperature. To comply with the juice company'sstandards, levantine intermediate water (LIW) from the natural juice manufacturing processes were treated with EnviroZyme® FOG Digester 5B.

High Grease Food Processing
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High Grease Food Processing

For the period of 1 year, an EnviroZyme® WWT product was applied in a municipality's activated sludge plant, which was experiencing difficulties settling due to a high level of grease in its 5 MGD influent and resulting filamentous bacteria. In addition, the plant operators were seeking methods to reduce the high costs incurred dealing with their elevated amounts of secondary sludge.

Bioaugmentation with a Brewery
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Bioaugmentation with a Brewery

A brewery packaging plant is responsible for inserting "heavy" beer, a liquid concentrate, into canned and bottle beer products. The plant in this case study handles over 50,000 barrels of beer per week and generates over 350,000 gallons of wastewater per day.

Microbiological Treatment for Grease in Pipes
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Microbiological Treatment for Grease in Pipes

A production plant in the pork supply industry faced issues with grease clogging production pipelines and causing foul odors. From July 29 to October 29, EnviroZyme® Concentrated Grease Control 10X was added to the pipes once a week to determine whether or not it would be effective against the ongoing grease problems.

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Need a Custom Solution? 

EnviroZyme formulates and blends high-quality strains, as well as IP-owned microbes to deliver custom solutions for your plant's unique needs. We can match your wastewater’s composition to specific bacteria based on the enzymes they produce.

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