Cured Meats Processor Company 

A renowned fine meats producer successfully maintains low BOD, nitrogen, and other effluent limits at their new prosciutto plant with an advanced biological pretreatment system.


bioFAS™ High Rate BioFilter (HRBF)


Food & Beverage


BOD, COD, and Nutrient Removal

Cured Meats Processor Company

Application Parameters

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Wastewater Flow
17,500 GPD
1,620 mg/L
<300 mg/L
1,200 mg/L
<250 mg/L
300 mg/L
<100 mg/L

The Problem

A nationally known highly successful fine meats company wanted to expand and build a new prosciutto plant.  Local sewer authority and state regulators required very low limits in BOD, nitrogen, oil and grease, and solids, to minimize impacts on the POTW.

The Solution

Following a treatability analysis, bioprocessH2O engineered, designed and turnkey installed a biological pretreatment system that includes, in addition to its compact bioFAS™ High Rate BioFilter (HRBF) technology to reduce BOD/COD and nutrients, several components that remove fats, oils, grease and solids.

The Results

The pretreatment system has been installed in a new, dedicated treatment building constructed behind the main production facility and has been operational since 2005 and consistently meets compliance since system start-up.
Note: Since system start-up, the wastewater flow rate has increased to ~22,500 GPD and the bioFAS™ High Rate BioFilter (HRBF) system is still reducing BOD to within compliance standards.




BOD removed


TSS Removed

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