ADI® anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) treatment system at Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. (Photo: Business Wire).
ADI® anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) treatment system at Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. (Photo: Business Wire).

Evoqua Water Technologies’ ADI Systems has secured a design/build wastewater treatment project with Ken’s Foods, a producer of dressings, sauces and marinades, for its new food processing facility in Lebanon, Indiana.

ADI Systems’ ADI Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) technology will provide anaerobic wastewater treatment system for the new processing facility.

Ken’s Foods selected the AnMBR treatment system based on the technology’s success at the company’s Marlborough, Massachusetts , and McDonough, Georgia , processing facilities.

The AnMBR system combines anaerobic digestion with physical separation membranes, resulting in maximum biodegradable organic removal and biogas production. The AnMBR also offers a compact footprint, which is ideal for installations with limited available space on-site.

“The system is a proven technology that consistently works for our plant’s variable waste stream,” said David Muskopf, vice president of engineering, Ken’s Foods Inc.

Ken’s Foods’ treatment system will include a 2.2-million gallon anaerobic, continuously stirred-tank reactor, two 90 000-gallon anaerobic membrane tanks and a biogas collection, transmission and flare system.

The treatment system is designed to produce a final effluent with very low chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids and fat, oil and grease concentrations to meet the discharge limits of the publicly owned treatment works in a single anaerobic process step.