Biochemica has been asked to help reduce sludge disposal costs at a large dairy site. The cost savings were two fold; reduction in tankering costs and improved centrifuge/decanter performance, through reduced polymer consumption.
Following polymer screening for the centrifuge application, the best product was chosen and run on a large scale trial. Dry solids improved by 10% and polymer consumption was reduced over the incumbent product.
On the success of this work, Biochemica was asked to provide chemical programmes and optimisiation studies at further sites across the chain.