Vegetable Wastewater Processing & Treatment Tanks

Vegetable Wastewater Processing & Treatment Tanks are involved in many of the typical wastewater processes in vegetable and food processing.  Wastewater is produced from washing and rinsing, sorting, in-plant fluid transport methods, peeling, juicing, canning, drying, cooking and clean-up. Most of the waste container is biodegradable carbohydrates, silt/sand from washing, with brining of products a contributor for salts.

Vegetable Wastewater from Washing

Water for washing produce is probably the largest single source of wastewater in fruit and vegetable processing operations. Tremendous amounts of water for washing product are produced daily which requires storage bulk tanks. Conical tanks are generally the preferred method of storage as these enable easier cleaning and desilting of the vessel. Maintaining sanitary conditions for food processing, food peeling, stemming, pitting, coring, and cutting all require a lot of water. Transporting fruit and vegetable product via water flumes further contribute to the wastewater stream, and residual product can enter wastewater at nearly every step of the process.

Wash Water Sources in Vegetable Processing

Wash water from fruit and vegetable processing equipment and CIP washing systems generate wastewater containing cleaning chemical that needs treatment before discharge or reuse.

The rising costs of water disposal have driven a lot of improvements and with dirty water often containing 90-95% water, there are a lot of savings which can be achieved not only by cleaning this water and reusing but on the 5-10% sludge content which is left after dewatering.

Vegetable Washwater Sludge Treatment

Sludge requires treatment & dewatering into a dry and porous for disposal. This process goes through several stages before being able to be disposed of on in this way.

  • Collection & storage
  • Screening and Straining
  • Chemicals for Coagulation and Flocculation
  • Sedimentation and Clarification
  • Filtration
  • Disinfection
  • Storage for reuse or disposal
  • Distribution either through the processes of collection for disposal

Throughout the processes, from the stage wastewater in holding tanks, through to the preliminary treatment of wastewater in which separation of solids and large particles, coagulation-flocculation, and sedimentation in which the colloidal particles in the wastewater are grouped into larger particles called flocs, storage tanks and mixer tanks are required for the wastewater and the chemical used to treat it.

The ranges of tanks we manufacture for use in processes:

Enduramaxx Vegetable Wastewater Processing & Treatment Tanks

Although Enduramaxx does not get install water processing & treatment tanks, we work closely with installers and water treatment companies customising with flanges, pipework, mixers, and bunds.  From 50-litre dosing tanks to 30,000-litre sludge tanks, we are sure we can help with your next project.  For more details on these please get in touch today.

Visit Our Blog

Related Posts

75m3 Wastewater Tank for Lettuce Washing Plant

75m3 Wastewater Tank for Lettuce Washing Plant 75m3 Wastewater Tank for Lettuce Washing Plant...

Fruit & Vegetable Processing Wastewater Treatment

Fruit & Vegetable Processing Wastewater Treatment, water from fruit and vegetable processing...

Primary Settlement Tanks In Water Treatment: Why Are They Used?

Clarification or primary settlement tanks are used for a wide variety of applications in the...