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CASE STUDY Wastewater Treatment

There are opportunities for this food manufacturer to change its business process while saving money with a solution that is environmentally responsible and safe for workers.

Challenge

The client is one of the largest food manufacturing companies in southwestern Ontario. As a result of its manufacturing activities, the company was producing residual sugar water. This sugar water was causing issues with the local municipal WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) resulting in continuously increasing wastewater charges affecting their bottom-line. The company was environmentally responsible and was looking for new, cost-effective ways to effectively treat their wastewater.

Additionally, as a result of the company’s small storage capacity for residual sugar water, spills could occur. When the tank overflowed onto the manufacturing floor it caused a potential WSIB (Workplace Safety & Insurance Board) safety issue.

There are opportunities for this food manufacturer to change its business process while saving money with a solution that is environmentally responsible and safe for workers.

Solution

After an initial review of their situation, it was clear that Wessuc provided the most environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective solution. Wessuc placed a 160 m3 storage capacity tank on site. Wessuc actively monitors the levels in the storage tank 24/7 with an App called Smarttank. Using innovative tools like Smarttank allows Wessuc to effectively manage the storage capacity of the units in real time, heading off any potential issues before even the client facility know.

Wessuc could now safely transport the sugar water waste away from the food processing manufacturer for further processing.

Wessuc removes the sugar water from the facility taking some to local pig farmers for feed and the remainder to digester facilities in the area which produce either Renewable Natural Gas or green energy.

Results

This wastewater treatment solution by Wessuc, in operation for the last five (5) years, has resulted in this food processing manufacturer seeing a fifty percent (50%) reduction in their overall costs which amounted to an overall yearly saving of approximately $240,000 (CDN).

CLIENT
Large Food Processing Manufacturer

PROCESS
Wastewater Treatment

LOCATION
Southern Ontario

EQUIPMENT
Storage/Haulage | Digesters

PROJECT STATUS
Continuing, last five (5) years

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our operations affect it. We don’t just pump, clean, inspect, and haul. We continue to expand our services and our
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