Solutions for the food and beverage industry

Waste from food and drink manufacturing can be a major source of environmental pollution. We help reach higher standards of wastewater treatment for environmental discharge.

Treatment of food processing wastewater is complex and costly because of the contaminant loading and the variability of the different wastes encountered in a plant. Improving wastewater treatment is critical to reducing high water consumption, preventing pollution into water bodies and preserving public health and surrounding wildlife.


Food and beverage manufacturing produces a complex wastewater effluent often difficult to treat due to its high salinity levels and heavy loading of contaminants.

Wastewater released from this industry is turbid, with high concentrations of total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demands (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD), fats oils and grease (FOG), and nutrients such as nitrogen (including ammonia) and phosphate.

Energy efficiency and costs

Treating wastewater from industries and farms has a dual potential benefit. Treated water can be recycled to help cut down industries’ fresh water use, and the waste load in wastewater can be converted to biogas and used to produce electricity.

The energy produced from the biogas can be fed back into the grid or used in other parts of the production process, which represents a real opportunity to reduce energy costs.


ACTI-Mag, a high surface area magnesium hydroxide solution

It is non hazardous, non-toxic and has a very low solubility, which makes it a simple, cost-effective and earth-friendly to help manage existing wastewater treatment systems, improve efficiency, while significantly improve the quality of the wastewater discharge.

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Our engineered and cost-effective chemical dosing solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. We pride ourselves in being a wastewater treatment partner and are committed to providing the highest quality products, service and support, to meet our customer expectations.

Odour control
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Phosphorus (P) & Nitrogen (N) removal
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Fats, Oils, Greases (FOGs) control
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Biogas management
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BOD/COD reduction
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pH adjustment & alkalinity boost
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Caustic soda replacement
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Chemical dosing units
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ACTI-Mag Success Stories

July 09, 2019 \ ACTI-Mag \ Creating Renewable Energy \ Agriculture
Anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm, Berrybank Piggery

ACTI-Mag on an anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm South West Victoria, Australia.

July 09, 2019 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \
Chrome Precipitation at a tannery, Casino Hide Tanners

ACTI-Mag is a highly reactive, concentrated and stabilised suspension of Magnesium Hydroxide manufactured by hydrating ultra high surface area Magnesium

August 02, 2019 \ ACTI-Mag \ Creating Renewable Energy \ Food & Beverage
Boosting biogas yields to offset energy costs at a rendering plant

ACTI-Mag stabilizes process pH, increases biogas production and decrease effluent phosphorus at large food manufacturing plant, Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia.


December 17, 2020 \ Calix Global Challenges
pH & Alkalinity – How are they related?

The relationship between pH & alkalinity is intimately connected with the chemistry of the aqueous bicarbonate equilibrium system. 

August 05, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Magnesium hydroxide vs caustic soda / sodium hydroxide demonstration

A safe and cost effective alternative to the use of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) for wastewater alkalinity and pH adjustment.

June 27, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Magnesium hydroxide as a substitute for caustic soda and lime

Magnesium hydroxide is the least expensive and most powerful alkaline chemical treatment available on the market for pH control applications.


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