Trade Effluent

As trade effluent is entirely bespoke to the process that generates it so as such we do not purport to have a one size fits all solution. Our approach is to investigate your problem and only after analysing the constituent make up of the effluent we can make a judgement on how the effluent is best treated with modules from our range of equipment.

also what must be considered is what is your desired outcome ? do you wish to discharge to drain to reduce costs but in a cost effective manner ?, are you wishing to meet more stringent consent limits ?, do you wish to re-use water back to process ?.

It is only after these questions have been answered that we can arrive at the best and most cost effective way of treating the effluent, we can then set up a live trial using modules fom our range of trial equipment that is at our disposal.

In two recent trials comocri ltd showed remarkable results on trade effluent from two differing companies within the food manufacturing sector.

The first trial was held at a company involved in the manufacture of cooked meat products and had recently suffered problems with its discharge due to high separable oils and grease levels. Using its patented MESB technology Comocri conducted a trial over several hours taking the effluent from the present effluent outfall and passing this straight through the MESB unit. The MESB unit which has no chemical usage or high energy requirements performed without any problems whatsoever. Several samples were taken and left with the customer for analysis. The analysis was duly completed the results were as follows, COD reduced from 2300mg/l to 1330 mg/l, suspended solids reduced from 814mg/l to 112 mg/l and oils and greases reduced from 770mg/l to 50mg/l. When these values are calculated by the mogden formula relevant to this particular Utility company the savings generated where in the order of some £0.74p per cubic metre.

The second trial was held at a bakery and cake producing facility. Once again the equipment chosen for the task was the Comocri de-oiler 2000 with intermediate filtration and utilising the patented MESB technology. The trial was run over a number of hours with samples taken periodically by the bakeries own staff. The subsequent analysis which was carried out by the utility company concerned in this area and showed the following results. Inlet values were as follows COD 3630mg/l, Suspended Solids 902 mg/l and oils and separable grease some 652mg/l. The outlet samples had the following values COD 1840mg/l, Suspended Solids 234 mg/l and Oils and Separable grease some 84 mg/l. When the Mogden formula was applied to this utility company’s charges the savings were in the order of some £1.34 per cubic metre and when multiplied by the volume gave an annual saving of some £175k/ annum giving a payback of less than twelve months. 


Comocri Ltd as the exclusive distributor for the MAHLE NFV range of deoiing and dewatering equipment. Comocri's ideally positioned to solve your problems relating to deoiling and dewatering.
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