INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT WITH ANAEROBIC TECHNOLOGY (UASB) + MBR IN THE BREWING SECTOR

February - 2019

The Department of Engineering at AEMA (Agua, Energía y Medioambiente Servicios Integrales) continues to extend its portfolio of industrial effluent treatment references. This article provides a description of a project undertaken by AEMA in the brewing sector, at the wastewater treatment plant of La Zaragozana, a Zaragoza-based Spanish brewery commercially known as Cervezas Ámbar. Through the implementation of the UASB+MBR combination, AEMA ensures lower capital and operating costs (CAPEX & OPEX) and guarantees a compact, expandable facility.

AEMA is a Spanish company specialising in water treatment and the treatment of industrial effluents. The company is strategically committed to new designs, optimising water and energy efficiency, water reuse and environmental enhancement. For this purpose, AEMA creates facilities that implement new technologies, in collaboration and partnership with large multinationals. These treatment facilities enjoy the confidence of end-users and clients. Companies operating in the food and beverage sector generate water with a high
concentration of complex, difficult-to-degrade, organic matter, such as oils and fats. This water is currently treated using conventional, energyintensive processes that produce large quantities of sludge and fail to avail of its potential for biogas production. The AEMA Department of Engineering continues to extend its portfolio of industrial effluent treatment references. In this case, the project was carried out in the brewery sector, at the wastewater treatment plant of La Zaragozana, a Zaragoza-based Spanish brewery commercially known as Cervezas Ámbar.

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