A large amount of wastewater is produced during the edible oil production process, which requires extensive treatment to remove high organic content such as biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), phosphates, odor, and fats, oils, and grease (FOG) before discharge or reuse. With recent price increases for commodities like sunflower oil, glycerin, soybeans and their derivatives, edible oil production facilities are beginning to reexamine their wastewater operations.
In many cases, crude oil can be recovered from their processes to increase product volume and reduce the site’s hauling costs, allowing edible oil producers to improve their bottom line. At Aquatech, we understand the need for edible oil producers to actively recover high volumes of crude oil from their processes while reducing the lifecycle cost of their wastewater solutions. Selecting the best technologies to match your oil particulate size and organics solubility is the key to maximizing your treatment efficiency.