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Bakkavor Cucina Sano (UK)

AMBR LE™, WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND REUSE

Client

Bakkavor Cucina Sano

Bakkavor Cucina Sano

Cucina Sano is part of the Bakkavor Group, a UK provider of fresh prepared foods. The Cucina Sano facility produces Italian ready meals and accompaniments for Marks and Spencer (M&S), and have recently been awarded with the M&S Plan A Gold status following the installation of their wastewater treatment and water reuse plant.

The new wastewater  treatment  facility  enables  over  80% of the water to be safely recycled and has also significantly reduced the number of tankers transporting the wastewater away from the site.

As well as designing and building the facility, Aquabio are also operating the plant for a 10 year period.

Project requirements

Treatment of wastewater for discharge to a local watercourse with stringent volumetric discharge consent. Reuse of water to the prescribed concentration values of the current Private Water Supply Regulations.

Design, installation and operation of plant.

Solution

  • Inlet pumping and screening, balance and divert tanks, DAF, bioreactor with slot aeration, AMBR LE™ low energy ultrafiltration membranes, reverse osmosis, UV disinfection and water chiller plant
  • 10 year operate contract
  • Totally automated, with remote access for plant monitoring

Awards

  • Marks and Spencer Plan A Gold Status
  • Water Reuse Europe Innovation Award
PLANT PERFORMANCE#colspan
Average Volume for AMBR LE ™
Treatment
500 m3/day
Average Volume of RO Permeate425 m3/day
Average design incoming COD3,566 kg/day
BOD from AMBR LE ™< 5 mg/l
TSS from AMBR LE™< 5 mg/l
RO Permeate / UVSuitable for reuse
BENEFITS FOR THE CUSTOMER
Significant reduction of tankering costs by minimisation of effluent
disposal
Enablement of discharge to nearby watercourse to meet with stringent
volumetric consent requirements
Efficient, reliable and cost effective operation of plant by Aquabio
Environmental benefit of reduced water footprint
Consistent high grade water quality for reuse in the factory
Short payback period for the investment
Bakkavor Cucina Sano (UK)
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