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Abattoir Boosts Treatment Capacity to Cope with Booming Business

Posted: Thursday 23rd June 2016

Using equipment from Siltbuster Process Solutions, Euro Quality Lambs, (EQL) is boosting its wastewater treatment capacity at its abattoir in Craven Arms, Shropshire, to cope with the company's growth.

EQL, is a lamb & sheep abattoir, with a capacity to process 15,000 carcasses a week and with onsite boning & further processing facilities. It produces a large variety of lamb products in terms of different weights, fat covers and breeds. Its ability to meet many demand specifications throughout Europe has given the company a strong export business, with customers in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

Improvements and additions to the abattoir's operations meant that the company had scope to further increase its throughput, leading to the requirement to upgrade its wastewater treatment to meet this increasing demand.

As part of its processing operation, wastewater is produced by EQL each operating day. Before it is discharged from the site the wastewater has to meet local water authority consent levels. To treat it EQL uses a Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit which it purchased from Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) in 2013. With this unit performing well - removing 94% of suspended solids, 79% of settled COD and 96% of total phosphate - EQL asked SPS to advise on the best way to boost this wastewater treatment capacity in anticipation of its expanding business.

Siltbuster recommended a DAF D50 which will be installed and commissioned early June, replacing the existing unit. The new DAF has a footprint of just 2.3m x 3.8m and yet this model can treat up to 50m3/hour of wastewater, therefore offering more treatment capacity for EQL.

Rizvan Khalid, Executive Director at EQL said: "SPS have been very good at understanding our business and coming up with the right solution for our changing needs. They have a very knowledgeable team with a pragmatic approach to finding the best fit for our processes. I'm looking forward to seeing the new equipment in operation."

David Gaskill, Proposal Manager (Industrial) at Siltbuster Process Solutions added: "We are delighted to continue the valued relationship with EQL and to provide a solution for the changing treatment requirements of a progressive business. The extensive range of Siltbuster DAF units means that we can select the most appropriately sized model, and we look forward to working with EQL in implementing the changeover."

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