Emmi Roth Addresses Wastewater Disposal Costs & Environmental Impact with New Anaerobic System

Jan 26, 2018

Evoqua’s ADI Systems to help cheese producer become environmentally and economically sustainable.

Evoqua’s ADI Systems has been awarded an exciting project with Emmi Roth, a leading provider of specialty cheeses. The company’s expansive portfolio includes many award-winning cheeses including Gouda, Havarti, Buttermilk Blue®, and Roth® Grand Cru® Surchoix, the 2016 winner of the prestigious World Championship Cheese Contest.

Emmi Roth wanted to be more independent, lower its operational costs, and above all, remain environmentally responsible, leading them towards on-site anaerobic pretreatment as the preferred solution. To help address the needs of Emmi Roth, ADI Systems was selected to design, build, and commission a 1 MG ADI-BVF® unit to anaerobically pre-treat wastewater from its operations. This innovative technology is recognized for its ease of use, low energy consumption, and low sludge hauling costs.

The ADI-BVF® unit is well suited for dairy wastewater because it can reliably treat moderate-to-high concentrations of organics (COD/BOD), suspended solids, and fat, oil, and grease (FOG) in a single stage—typically without the need for primary treatment. Emmi Roth’s investment in the anaerobic technology will also allow the company to utilize biogas as a source of energy in the future, if desired.

The new wastewater treatment solution at Emmi Roth’s Platteville, Wisconsin, USA, cheese plant will help contribute to their ongoing commitment to sustainability—both environmentally and economically.

Substantial completion of work is expected in June 2018.

About ADI Systems

ADI Systems, an Evoqua company, has been offering wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy solutions to industrial customers for over 35 years. With more than 265 installations worldwide, ADI Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial wastewater treatment technologies.

Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission critical water treatment solutions, offering services, systems and technologies to support its customers’ full water lifecycle needs. Evoqua Water Technologies has worked to protect water for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Evoqua operates 160 locations in eight countries and, with over 87 service branches, holds leading positions in the North American industrial and commercial water treatment markets, serving more than 38,000 customers worldwide.


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