FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Jan. 5, 2010 -- The city of Tamworth in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has recently imposed new and more stringent limits on nutrient and BOD (biological oxygen demand) discharge levels. To improve environmental performance and wastewater quality in preparedness for the more stringent wastewater discharge regulations, manufacturers such as Cargill are investing in improved water treatment technologies to dramatically improve the quality of effluent water that is discharged following their operations.
Parkson's advanced biological treatment system was selected by Cargill Australia following a competitive bid process that included domestic and international suppliers. Parkson's Biolac® system was the clear winner given the attractiveness of its lower upfront and long-term operating costs. This first Australian installation for Cargill follows successful applications of the Biolac® system at numerous Cargill locations in the United States.
The installed Biolac® provides simultaneous nitrification/ denitrification and biological phosphorous removal, saving Cargill on additional capital and creating a very easy-to-operate plant for the local operators. The combined processes coupled with a completely automated design help Cargill to save dramatically on their operating and maintenance costs and to deliver a significantly improved water quality from their facilities.
Parkson's Biolac® can be installed, as it will be for Cargill, in lined earthen basins, thus eliminating the need for costly concrete construction. The system's low energy requirements can be traced to its patented moving diffuser system which requires approximately one third of the energy needed by fixed diffuser systems. The system's energy efficiency will also deliver benefits to Cargill's energy usage, allowing it to make progress toward corporate energy efficiency goals set at a global level. Additionally, the patented WaveOx denitrification process further lowers energy use by more than 30%.
"We are thrilled with Cargill's continued commitment to our Biolac® system. It has clearly been embraced by a sophisticated customer as a cost effective and easy-to-operate system. This facility is one of two Cargill Australian locations to select Biolac this year, the other located in Wagga Wagga, NSW," stated Michael Jakob, Regional Sales Manager of Parkson's Industrial Business.