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Wastewater from Dairies & Cheese Production

Wastewater produced by commercial dairy processing facilities is high in BOD, TSS and often phosphates. Operations discharging to municipal sewers can face costly levies due to capacity limitations at the municipal treatment plant or for exceeding increasingly stringent discharge parameters. Facilities without access to municipal treatment must meet higher environmental standards for surface or subsurface discharge. For operations using onsite treatment, the wastewater can be nutrient deficient, which can result in ineffective secondary treatment and the potential of non-compliant discharge.

Newterra designs and manufactures modular, membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment systems that are effective for the high BOD wastewater of food and beverage processors. Treated effluent delivered by Newterra systems meets regulatory requirements for a wide range of discharge options and water reuse applications.

Additionally, Newterra can provide enhancements to existing facilities that have lagoon or pond treatment and require additional aeration.

Technical information

  • Systems Enclosed or Skid Mounted
    • Enclosures are fully insulated, heated and ventilated
    • Skid mounted systems built to fit into current or new buildings on site
  • Pretreatment options:
    • Clarification
    • Screening
    • Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF)
  • Scaleable approach for phased build or future expansion considerations
  • Clear3 MBR for discharge to the environment or reuse
  • Clear3 MBBR or ARGOS SBR for discharge to the sewer
  • Treatment options for water reuse:
    • Ultraviolet (UV)
    • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
    • Ozone
    • Chlorination or other disinfectant addition
  • newtN SCADA for remote data collection and control


Dairy Processing


  • Egg Washing
  • Egg Processing
  • Rendering Plants
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Processing Plants
  • Beef Processing Plants

Key benefits

  • Pre-engineered modules reduces engineering costs on project
  • Meets all discharge requirements
  • Water available for reuse
  • Potential elimination of municipal levies
  • Low or no odor and noise
  • No additional building infrastructure requried, systems are fully enclosed and heated/ventilated
  • Scaleable if necessary to accomodate future expansion
  • Systems factory built and fully tested before shipment
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