Holmes Cheese chooses VWS technologies for advanced wastewater treatment

Jan. 19, 2010
CAMDEN, NJ, Jan. 19, 2010 -- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has installed an advanced wastewater treatment system at The Holmes Cheese Co. in Millersburg, Ohio...

CAMDEN, NJ, Jan. 19, 2010 -- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS) mobilized last week to begin the installation of an advanced wastewater treatment system at The Holmes Cheese Co. in Millersburg, Ohio. The system will use anaerobic digestion to reduce BOD and produce valuable biogas that will be used to reduce the plant's energy costs.

This design/build project is a collaboration of VWS subsidiaries Biothane, LLC of Camden, NJ, and N.A. Water Systems, of Moon Township, PA, and incorporates proprietary technologies from each business unit.

At the beginning of the treatment train is Biothane's Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket ® (UASB) package plant, designed to reduce BOD in the wastewater and produce valuable biogas from the anaerobic process that will be used to reduce energy costs at the facility. The proprietary downstream treatment processes provided by N.A. Water Systems will include three AnoxKaldnes™ Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR's) for further BOD removal followed by MULTIFLO™ clarification and phosphorus removal prior to cartridge filtration. The final effluent will meet all applicable discharge standards, including a very stringent limitation of 1 mg/L phosphorus.

Biothane will take the lead on the installation of the upgrades, to be completed on a fast- track schedule to minimize disruption at the site. Collaboration of the VWS team enabled Holmes Cheese to acquire all equipment, process and performance guarantees from a single company.

About Biothane
Biothane, LLC has been in the business of industrial wastewater treatment since 1979 and has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of anaerobic treatment systems with more than 500 installations. With a staff of 35 professionals at its Camden, New Jersey, headquarters, Biothane is well equipped to design, engineer, construct, and commission biological treatment systems to meet today's increasingly stringent wastewater discharge requirements. Web: www.biothane.com

About N.A. Water Systems
N.A. Water Systems, LLC provides water and wastewater solutions ranging from treatability studies to complete turnkey installation of treatment systems. With expertise based on 100 years of experience and a staff of approximately 130 employees, N.A. Water Systems meets the needs of both industrial and municipal customers. Web: www.nawatersystems.com

About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a global leader in technological solutions and design-build services for water treatment. North American subsidiaries include Biothane, Crown Solutions, HPD, John Meunier, Kruger, N.A. Water Systems, and Whittier Filtration. Present in more than 57 countries, with 8,900 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies had revenues of $3.7 billion in 2008. VWS is the technological subsidiary of Veolia Water. Web: www.veoliawaterst.com

About Veolia Water
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water services. Specialized in managing water services outsourced by municipal authorities, industry and tertiary sector companies, Veolia Water serves 139 million people, employs 93,400 employees, and had revenues of $18.6 billion in 2008.