A soft drink manufacturer in the Philippines that is building a multi-million dollar bottling plant plans to install a biological system to treat its wastewater.
Beverage manufacturing is governed by batch processing and involves a number
of intermittent flows during the course of a day. With Siemens Water
Technologies' Omniflo modular sequencing batch reactor for the Philippine
bottling plant, the soft drink maker will have the flexibility to add further
beverage products to its portfolio without a major change in its wastewater
treatment philosophy, according to Siemens, Warrendale, Pa.
The Omniflo SBR system reduces chemical oxygen demand and biochemical oxygen
demand. Designed to treat more than 1,000 m3/day, the
system uses the Siemens Vari-Cant jet aeration system. On-demand design allows
the jet aeration to be used only when needed for the particular batch of
wastewater generated, potentially reducing power consumption.
The system is designed for modular expansion, including the ability to
recycle parts of the flow for alternate uses. It includes a nutrient-removal
provision to assist the customer in meeting future anticipated stringent
wastewater-discharge regulations in the Philippines.