Traditionally the sugarbeet industry has been a heavy consumer of water and a big producer of organic pollution. This paper presents and discusses the plant modifications at the ACOR-1 sugarbeet processing factory at Valladolid, Spain. These changes were carried out to achieve an integrated water management. The segregation of streams, the installation of a biological anaerobic treatment plant and cooling towers and the recirculation of effluents allowed a reduction of water consumption from 330 L/s in 1984 down to 35 L/s in 1990, the pollution discharged to the environment being reduced by more than 90%.
Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse at the Sugarbeet Factory ACOR-1 (Valladolid, Spain)
C. Kuzminski, J. I. Palencia, F. Fernández-Polanco, P. A. García, J. Iza; Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse at the Sugarbeet Factory ACOR-1 (Valladolid, Spain). Water Sci Technol 1 November 1991; 24 (9): 303–312. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1991.0259
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