Food and Beverage Industry

An environmental water process expert and partner to many food and beverage industry clients, Headworks BIO has experience delivering economic wastewater treatment systems for Prepared Foods, Beverage, Dairy, Meat, and Poultry applications throughout the world.

Wastewater generated from food and beverage processing operations has distinctive characteristics that differentiate it from other industries. Typically, this process wastewater has high concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total suspended solids (TSS), and associated odors; these characteristics are stringently regulated for discharge to sewer systems or direct discharge via NPDES permits to rivers, lakes, and streams.

Wastewater in the food and beverage industry is high-strength but extremely biodegradable and typically non-toxic – making it the ideal feed water for Headworks BIO Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) treatment systems. Resilient to process fluctuations and designed for automated operation, MBBR technology delivers highly efficient water process capabilities optimized for the unique needs of food and beverage producers.

MBBR biofilm carrier technology achieves high-rate biodegradation of organic matter within a compact, economically operated system. ActiveCell biofilm carriers establish a high-density population of bacteria within the process; this bacteria naturally oxidizes organic wastewater constituents, reliably biodegrading target constituents from process wastewater streams prior to discharge.

Case Studies

Condiment leader Mizkan Americas used MBBR biological wastewater treatment technology to solve high solids and acidity problemsMizkan Americas Condiment Production
MBBR Meets New Effluent Discharge Standards While Handling High and Fluctuating Organic Loads at Condiment Production Plant
High Liner Fishery Products met new effluent goals with MBBR biological wastewater treatmentHigh Liner Fishery Products
MBBR Eliminates Odor Problems While Reaching Effluent Targets at Fish Processing Plant

MBBR process systems wastewater offer several unique advantages to the food and beverage industry:

  • Compact design offering excellent land-use or facility-space efficiency
  • Resilient biofilm carrier process is highly resistant to influent fluctuations
  • Operator Friendly
  • Process optimization prior to install via Headworks BIO testing and computer simulation
  • Economically meets application-specific effluent discharge requirements


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Fish processing can benefit from Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor wastewater solutions
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