In 2014, Pope Packaging was trucking away its high strength waste at significant cost. Pope was looking for an onsite alternative to treat the waste (with very limited space) to allow it to discharge the treated effluent to the sewer.
Aerofloat worked with Pope Packaging, completing a significant testing regime to ensure it could treat the waste. After successful bench top trials, Pope engaged Aerofloat to install an AeroDAF 100 plus some hydraulic balancing and dilution stages to manage the high-strength waste.
Project success meant Pope Packaging was able to reduce its operational costs and trade waste charges.
Pope Packaging was unable to find anyone willing to tackle its high-strength waste of up to 16,000 mg/L – until it spoke with Aerofloat.
Its manufacturing and distribution sites are in most capital cities throughout Australia, and it also has a global presence.
Aerofloat was contracted to manage Pope Packaging’s production waste from one of its South Australian facilities. A lot of the packaging is custom printed and as such the wastewater produced has an average suspended solid loading of 16,000mg/L.
At the time, Pope Packaing was pumping out all its wastewater at a significant cost.