Recent internet discussions on palm oil mill effluent (POME) wastewater have focused on pressuring mill owners to install the latest in anaerobic digesters and other advanced wastewater systems. While these systems are very effective at treating the water, they are all very capital intesive or more simply, expensive. So what type of treatment system should a palm oil processing facility or pulp/paper mill in a remote area install?
I am going to buck the trend and recommend a lagoon system for POME wastewater. This recommendation is based on the following assumptions:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
Click to set custom HTML