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Food & Beverage

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.

Your challenges

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 these industries are 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.

Other characteristics of food processing wastewater are large seasonal variation, large hourly variation in concentration and type of contaminants, often small and variable flows per day, and unbalanced concentrations of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, which complicates bioreactor treatment.

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.

Anaerobic digestion is a natural process that converts organic matter present in wastewater sludge into biogas for electricity, as well as significantly reducing the contaminant load in treated water.

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.

Our Solutions for wastewater management

Our solutions are simple, cost-effective and can help existing wastewater treatment systems improve efficiency while significantly improve the quality of the wastewater discharge.

Click on one of our award-winning and cost-competitive solutions to find out more.

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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Chemical dosing systems

Calix leverages a culture of innovation to provide fully customised services such as design expertise, engineering know-how, detail engineering, installation, piping and commissioning services to provide turnkey systems for chemical dosing of Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL).

Our engineered and cost-effective solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. Quick to install – our modular dosing units can be delivered on site by truck and are fast to set up and connect.

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the use of water in industry and agriculture is a sensitive topic.
Maximising the value of wastewater is essential.

ACTI-Mag can help food manufacturers gain more throughput with minimal capital expenditure, while turning wastewater into a renewable source of energy.

Customer Stories

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.

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

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.

We work together in ways others don’t, considering the long-term effect of our actions, never satisfied with the status quo.

Calix has its own direct delivery, service and support capabilities and also has an established a network of local distributors and partners that can provide the best solution for your specific needs and ensure you receive excellent customer service and support, wherever you are located.

THE CALIX DIFFERENCE

Calix core technology makes high surface area materials (with a honeycomb-like structure), giving you a price and a reactivity advantage.

Our materials are proving to have similar properties to highly active nano-materials, without the health/safety concerns and high cost, but with all the benefits.

Faster reactivity = less costs

MANUFACTURED IN AUSTRALIA

Fully integrated supply chain – from mine to customer

Calix is able to offer better service, reliability and performance to its
customers because it controls the entire production process from mining
of raw materials, processing and production.

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A safe, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective alternative to the use of Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda, NaOH) for wastewater pH and alkalinity control.

September 29, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
pH & Alkalinity – How are they related?

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

September 25, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Introducing John Van Wingerden

John enjoys giving proactive service to his own customers and leads business development of AMALGAM products for the wastewater industry.

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