In December of 2016, the Middle East North Africa’s largest personal care liquids manufacturing unit was inaugurated in Dubai Industrial Park, UAE. The factory generates around 200 m3/d of high strength effluent with varying loads and flows. The characterization of the influent and effluent are summarized as follows:
Headworks Bio proposed a wastewater treatment process utilizing Moving Bed
Bio Reactor (“MBBR”) technology for a plant with an expected treatment capacity
of 200 m3/d.
To counter the varying flows and loads, an equalization tank with 36 hour retention divided into 2 parts was utilized. The process scheme includes a Primary Dissolved Air Flotation system (DAF), followed by a two stage MBBR, and a Secondary DAF, offering a compact solution for the factory with a minimal footprint.
After secondary treatment, the effluent is further treated through Ultra Filtration and Reverse Osmosis which allows 100% of the resulting water to be re-used.
After secondary treatment, the effluent is further treated through Ultra
Filtration and Reverse Osmosis which allows 100% of the resulting water to be
The protected higher surface area bacterial biofilm nature of MBBR technology allows the bacteria to self-regulate, adjusting naturally to varied influent loads without compromising plant performance while providing an easy to operate solution with minimal operator control or maintenance required. Headworks Bio’s proprietary Active Cell 920 media formed the core component of the MBBR process for this installation. AC920 provides an extremely high protected surface area (680 m2/m3) for growth of the biofilm, but not so fine that the media becomes clogged and no longer functions.
A Very Happy Client
The plant has been in operation now for two years and the client is
extremely happy with the plants performance. In keeping with their corporate
policy to maintain environmentally sound practices worldwide, the system allows
them to generate reusable water with ease while the company employees focuses
on its real business – manufacturing and selling personal care products!
your industry is generating wastewater that is tough to treat, has high
pollutant and/or solid loads and is a headache you want to just go away, Headworks Bio has the team that can bring
you the 4 E’s: effective, efficient, economical, and easy to use solutions™. With over 20 years of experience in every
type of industry and municipality, our talented process engineers will fix your
wastewater problems so that you can focus on your business. Contact your local manufacturers’
representative or our process engineers at firstname.lastname@example.org
or +1.713.647.6667 to discuss how we can get you out of the wastewater business
and back to your core industry.
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