Delaware Engineering conceptualized, designed, permitted, conducted start-up operations and provided operational support for a custom wastewater treatment plant designed to handle high BOD wastewater resulting from the manufacture of consumer health care products.
The project presented numerous challenges, as most similar facilities discharge wastewater to large municipal systems, where the high BOD wastewater is diluted with large quantities of domestic sewage prior to treatment. In addition, the manufacturing facility is unique and state-of-the-art; thus flow and loading expectations were undefined. After extensive research and pilots, a solids separation process using chemical precipitation and a Membrane Bioreactor technology were selected as primary treatment units.
The project included design of the 12,400 SF facility, HVAC, lighting, electrical distribution, process equipment and control systems. Delaware also represented the client in conducting environmental reviews, and obtaining local, state and federal permits, and assisted with community outreach.