Meat processing facilities produce a very large volume of wastewater that needs to be treated before it leaves the facility. This wastewater is often filled with fat, oil and grease (FOG) as well as solids shed during meat processing. This water is generated in many parts of the meat processing plant such as during slaughtering, holding, blood processing, cutting, meat preparation, and hide and viscera handling. Each of these processes uses a lot of water, resulting in wastewater that needs to be processed to remove fat, oil, grease (FOG) and any solids. In addition, if the water is not properly processed and treated, the overwhelming levels of BOD (biological oxygen demand) and COD (chemical oxygen demand) will create big problems down the line in the wastewater treatment systems and will not meet the required environmental regulations.
Franklin Miller has a wide range of meat processing equipment, starting with the SCREENMASTER® RT Rotary Drum Screen to screen out any solids in the water. Franklin Miller grinders such as the TASKMATER® TM8500 Inline and the SUPER SHREDDER® can further process the wastewater to prevent damage to pumps and systems in the municipal plant.