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Fish meal factory WWTPview Blue Foot Membranes

Blue Foot Logo 31 May 2021
Location: Kishiwada City, Japan
Supplied by: Blue Foot Membranes NV and Rematec


Animal waste, Other

MBR technology/system:

IPC®80 Module

Flat Sheet (FS) MBR membrane configuration | Immersed technology configuration
Membrane material: Polymeric
Capacity range (MLD): < 1.0
Owned by: Rematec

About Fish meal factory WWTP

  • Technology: 2 bar Back Pulsable PVDF Flat sheet from Blue Foot Membranes
  • Number of IPC® membrane modules: 1 IPC® 80 Module
  • Application: fish meal wastewater treatment
  • Start up: December 2019

Project Background:

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the IPC® MBR membrane modules, a pilot plant was built and started up in the Kojima Sustainable Fisheries fish meal factory by Rematec. This factory is evaluating MBR technology for their challenging wastewater because of the need to reuse water and comply with the stringent discharge limits in the Osaka Prefecture. This was achieved by a Membrane Bioreactor pilot using one single IPC® membrane module.

In this product evaluation study, MLSS concentrations ranging from 8-16.000 mg/L MLSS were tested together with the backwash protocols. Net fluxes of 30-40 L/m2.h were reached and this is considered to be about 1.5 to 2 times above average net fluxes.

It was observed that the cake layer was cleared sufficiently by the backwashing every time at the end of the cycle, even at the high MLSS concentrations.

Company summary

Head office in Lommel, Belgium
Operates in Worldwide, Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania
> 10 commissioned plants | Total installed capacity of 10 MLD

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