Using the Mitton Cavitation machine, we are able to reduce fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) by up to 95% without the use of polymers. This technology also reduces:
BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand)
COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand)
TSS (Total Suspended Solids)
TKN (Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen)
Bacteria and Coliforms
Using an automated electronic control system of sensors that perpetually monitor and recalibrate operational variables in real time, the FMCI Fluid Solutions powered by Industrial Mitton Cavitation precisely designed and machined components enable optimal generation of cavitation in a way that prevents the resultant forces from damaging the reactor itself. The result is a portable, highly efficient industrial system that offers the power to generate, intensify, control and apply the violent forces of cavitation for beneficial use in industrial application. This extreme environment has the power to break chemical bonds and emulsions in wastewater and disintegrate biological materials.
One of the main components of wastewater from meat and poultry processing industries is fats, oils, and greases (FOG). These are entrained in the wastewater as stable emulsions that can create downstream sewer challenges. As the warm wastewater leaving the processing plant cools, these FOG materials tend to solidify and separate from the water to form a dense and difficult to remove coating on the inside of sewer lines. If the condition goes unchecked, the hydraulic capacity of sewer lines is reduced over time and sewers can even become completely clogged. This challenge necessitates the removal of these substances at the source and before the wastewater leaves the processing plant.
The main drawbacks to conventional DAF systems include the high cost of polymers (typically hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for larger plants) and the relative inefficiency of most air entrainment systems, either due to poor design and/or lack of on-site maintenance.
FMCI Fluid Solution System powered by Mitton Industrial Cavitation addresses the key operating drawbacks of DAF systems described above and solves the high cost of polymer and air entrainment with the use of a proprietary and non-chemical solution.
The system completely eliminates the use of costly emulsion breaking polymers. By injecting compressed air into the same cavitation reactor that breaks the FOG emulsions we simultaneously add to the wastewater an entrained air stream that has a fine bubble array with low air volume but high flotation stimulus for FOG removal in the DAF tank.
The results speak for themselves. Using this no-chemical, low-air usage solution, we achieve 75-95% reductions of FOG from meat processing plant wastewater. As further demonstration of success of this technology we have taken effluent from conventional DAF treatment where emulsion breaking chemicals have been used and have achieved significant additional FOG reduction that was not being achieved with costly chemicals.