Evaluation of Feedstocks for Co-Digestion at POTWs
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Vice President Bachtel Wastewater Engineers Moreno Valley
Some wastewater treatment plants practice co-digestion with traditional high strength wastes such as FOG and food waste. Less common organic feedstocks will require more detailed evaluation for acceptance, such as considering treatability, plant process compatibility, and regulatory compliance. Examples will be from food processing facilities and other less common sources will be discussed. Approach presented will be applicable to all food waste sources.
Apply approaches and methods for accepting high organic strength trucked waste materials. Trucked wastes require a more robust evaluation than the typical pretreatment discharges into the sewer collection pipeline.
Recognize risk of discharge violations between various high organic strength feedstocks. Food and beverage manufacturing facilities may generate wastes that may have unintended consequences of becoming a hazardous waste or upset treatment plant process.
Identify operational and infrastructure needs to receive various high organic strength food and beverage wastes. The wastewater treatment plant should be designed to receive a variety of high strength materials.