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Diamond Foods (Kettle Foods)
Diamond Foods, known for its Kettle Chips brand potato chips, processes around 100,000 pounds of potatoes at its Salem facility every day, seven days a week. Already in compliance with City of Salem discharge requirements, Diamond Foods looked to Aquarius Environmental (AE) to optimize its wastewater pretreatment systems. The implemented changes helped improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the facility’s effluent treatment and reduce monthly wastewater discharge costs.
Providing a concise list of possible near – and long-term alternatives enable Diamond Foods to determine which courses of action to take in balancing cost with potential operational savings.
Among Aquarius Environmental’s implemented suggestions, a 21,000-gallon bolted steel tank added into the treatment system increased the retention of effluent from one to four hours. This now allows engineers to optimize their entire wastewater system to treat a steady, predictable flow of effluent, thereby increasing discharged water quality and decreasing the associated costs.