Aerofloat helps pizza maker meet industry compliance

Picasso Foods Australia required an upgrade to its existing wastewater treatment system to ensure industry compliance. Thoughtful design by Aerofloat ensured a small physical footprint for the new wastewater system at the site.

Picasso Foods Australia is a food manufacturer of fresh-prepared foods such as pizzas. Due to rapid growth over recent years, its wastewater treatment system required an upgrade. The original grease trap installed no longer ensured the company met Sydney Water’s discharge regulations – in particular, the suspended solids and pH levels.

Aerofloat was able to convert the existing grease trap into a pump station, pumping the effluent into a custom-designed treatment plant. The system was installed in an unused space at the site to minimise the visual footprint of the plant.

Aerofloat designed the solution and oversaw the manufacturing of all components. Its engineers then installed and commissioned the plant, including doing all electrical work in-house.

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The Need

Picasso Foods Australia needed a wastewater treatment system upgrade to ensure its effluent met Sydney Water’s strict guidelines. The existing grease trap was no longer an adequate solution for the Australian pizza maker.

The Solution

Aerofloat converted the existing grease trap into a pump station and pumped it up to a custom-designed treatment plant, including an AeroDAF, screening, aerated pump station and pH correction system.

Through careful design, Aerofloat was able to make use of an unused area at the site, minimising the visual and operative impact of the new system.

The Benefit

Sydney Water conducted a series of tests on Picasso Food’s wastewater once the new wastewater treatment system was fully operational and found the company to be well under the acceptable trade waste limit.

Background

Picasso Foods Australia is a food manufacturer of fresh-prepared foods such as pizzas. Due to rapid growth over recent years, its wastewater treatment system required an upgrade.

The original grease trap installed no longer ensured the company met Sydney Water’s discharge regulations – in particular, the suspended solids and pH levels.

Given the limited space available for a large wastewater treatment system, Picasso Foods was looking for an innovative solution that would repurpose the existing facilities. Aerofloat was able to convert the existing grease traps and transform an unused area into an effective space, which ensured a small environmental footprint and also kept costs down.

The Aerofloat Solution

Aerofloat tailored its wastewater treatment design to meet the specific needs and budget of Picasso Foods. Aerofloat designed the solution and oversaw the manufacturing of all components. Its engineers then installed and commissioned the plant, including doing all electrical work in-house.

The Australian pizza maker creates freshly prepared food from its Sydney site. The existing grease trap at the site was unable to meet Sydney Water’s strict regulations for wastewater of 600mg per litre of suspended solids, and a fats and grease limit of 100mg per litre. Aerofloat was able to convert the old grease trap into a pump station, pumping the effluent into a custom-designed treatment plant, that included an AeroDAF, rotary drum screen, aerated pump station and balance tank and pH correction system. The system was installed in an unused space at the site to minimise the visual footprint of the plant.

The new system pumped the wastewater through an underground tank, returning it to ground level where it was treated in the Aerofloat wastewater treatment plant prior to discharge to sewer. The process removed the waste and suspended solids from the water, corrected the pH and managed the flow of water leaving the site.

The Results

Sydney Water conducted a series of tests on Picasso Food’s wastewater once the new wastewater treatment system was fully operational. The results were well under the acceptable trade waste limit.

Aerofloat’s detail-oriented approach played a large part in the success of the project. Its engineers continued to support the relationship well beyond the capital project by maintaining the plant and supplying chemicals to the company.

After Care Service

Aerofloat can help you maintain optimal performance of your wastewater treatment system long after installation.

Servicing – Chemical Supply – Sampling & Analysis – System Automation & Remote Monitoring

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