Monroe Environmental has extensive experience working with plants, engineers, and operators in the food and beverage industry. Food production creates a variety of liquid wastes which often contain high levels of FOG (fats, oils, and grease), starch, BOD, and solids which require modified treatment processes compared to other wastewater treatment applications. Correctly targeting each pollutant for economic and efficient treatment is of upmost importance.
Air pollution can be a serious challenge for in-plant operations (OSHA regulations) and exhaust emissions (EPA permits). Oils, particulate, moisture, and acid/alkaline gasses are often simultaneously present in a production process. Each of these requires special consideration for proper capture, filtration, neutralization, and disposal.
Monroe Environmental understands successful air pollution control of common production equipment such as dryers, ovens, cooking kettles, spray coating lines, and many other processes which produce irritating and harmful constituents.
Monroe is well versed in specific industry requirements such as utilizing food-grade motors, instrumentation, and materials of construction (stainless steel, etc.). We have the experience necessary to offer custom treatment solutions for difficult applications where conventional treatment systems have failed. We have successfully completed projects for the following food and beverage production processes:
- Soft drink production
- Cheese production
- Food packaging
- Lunch meat
- Vegetable cleaning & packaging
- Beet sugar
- Cane sugar
- Rendering & tanneries
- Potatoes, corn, and snack chips
- Sauce cooking & condiments
- Candy & desserts
- Beef, pork, chicken, & fish processing
- Frozen snack foods
- Pet/animal food
Monroe Can Help
Proof of results delivered:
Air Pollution Control
- Acid & alkaline gasses & fumes – NH3, H2S, HCl, SO2, HF
- Particulate matter – PM10 & PM2.5
- Condensables, aerosols, & opacity
- VOCs & odor control
- Mist & dust collection
- Dryer & oven exhaust
Water & Wastewater Treatment
- Suspended (TSS) and dissolved (TDS) solids
- FOG/oil separation and recovery
- Metals precipitation and reduction
- Ammonia and VOC stripping
- Mobile water treatment and rental clarifiers
- Filtration and dewatering
- VOC Removal Systems
Food & Beverage Processing Experience: Representative Projects and Systems
Liming drum exhaust scrubbing – H2S neutralization and fume control at a tannery. Dual 20,000 ACFM Packed Tower Scrubbers, FRP construction.
1,000 ACFM Spiral Tube Mist Collectors for mist collection from cheese mold wash-down/cleaning process. The spiral tubes provide a high level of mist agglomeration and removal without using filters.
2,000 ACFM Dual Throat Venturi Scrubbers, 304 SS construction for particulate collection from marshmallow powdered sugar coating operation.
Plate Settler for enhanced separation of solids in a wastewater digester at a brewery. The unit was constructed from 304 SS and has 120 modules.