New packaged water treatment plant for a soybean processing facility in Russia will provide high-quality effluent to river

A new water treatment for a Russian soybean processing plant will treat wastewater into high-quality effluent. The water will be discharged into the river, meeting the stringent Russian discharge limits which are known as one of the highest requirements in the world.

To meet the high requirements and reduce the environmental footprint of the plant, Nijhuis Industries developed a treatment plant design which consists of a filter system, biological treatment, DAF, sand filter and disinfection unit. Several components of the design will be installed in 4x 40 feet modular box frames which compromises the water treatment facility, including sandwich panels and a roof.

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Benefits of the Nijhuis modular treatment plant

The main advantage of the pre-fabricated set-up at the Nijhuis Industries manufacturing facility is to reduce on-site installation and commissioning time and simplifying permitting procedures and reduce manhour presence. Connections between the modular box frames require only a few days. With the supply of the metal tanks, on-site foundation works are being reduced since the WWTP will be located on the Baltic sea shore soil, which makes digging in the ground more difficult. The plant is expected to be in operation at the end of 2020.

Implementation of the i-QUALITY system for real-time wastewater analysing

A Nijhuis i-QUALITY system will be installed, to analyze the pollution for two wastewater streams from the factory. Depending on the real-time analysis and pollution in the water, the flow will be directed to different tanks. This avoids the construction of large balance tanks and eventually reduces the plants footprint and CAPEX investment.

Client benefits / impact

  • Modular treatment facility to reduce installation and commissioning time.
  • Due to smart process design and real-time analysis of the influent, the construction of large balance tanks is not required and reduces the plant footprint and CAPEX investment.
  • Meeting the stringent Russian discharge limits and environmental compliance.
  • Contributing to clean water to the Kaliningrad region in Russia.
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"Due to smart process design and real-time analysis of the influent, the construction of large balance tanks is not required and reduces the plant footprint and CAPEX investment."