Waste management is the primary area of concern for Food & beverage industry. Wastewater from food-processing facilities are predominantly organic in nature and contain high concentrations of BOD, COD, total suspended solids, excessive nutrients, starch, oil & grease, foul odor and pathogenic organisms. Solid wastes, on the other hand, contain both organic and inorganic wastes like plastic, glass and metal. These effluents when discharged without adequate treatment could have an adverse effect on human health, hamper agricultural production and also pose serious threat to marine & wildlife.
Typically, majority of the F&B industries incorporate different multi-staged processes to treat wastewater and solid wastes, which results in high operational costs and maintenance. Furthermore, the inadequate versatility of most of these solutions results in inefficient treatment of effluents. Hence, there is a high demand for a viable integrated solution which can effectively treat both wastewater and solid wastes.
Aksharaganga offers an integrated solution based on a patented technology to effectively treat F&B wastewater and solid wastes. Whilst the treated water can either be discharged safely into the environment or reused for operational purpose, the processed solid wastes are converted into crude/natural gas of varying concentrations and can be put to use accordingly. The recovered sludge is inert in nature, can be used as a micronutrient for plants. Apart from these, the key benefits of the solution are :
Zero Liquid Discharge without evaporation and incineration
Effective treatment without chemicals (No – chemical process)
Totally automated process with little or no intervention required
93% – 97% recovery of water which can be re-used
High levels of gas produced (heat content of bioethane equivalent to LPG)
Fully reduces solid waste to its crude form which can either be removed or reused
Fully removes excessive nutrients, suspended solids, starch and pathogenic organisms
Affordable operational cost
COD, BOD, Oil & Grease reduced by more than 90%
Single Solution for removal of all kinds of contamination