Palm Oil Wastewater Treatment Case Study

Palm Oil Wastewater

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Palm Oil Wastewater Case Study

Palm oil wastewater has become a global problem. Custom Biologicals has expertise and experience in treating palm oil wastewater.

Palm Oil Wastewater Problem

Palm oil waste water, also called POME for Palm Oil mill effluent has become a major environmental issue in a number of palm oil producing countries.

Although Indonesia and Malaysia are the largest producers of palm oil, other countries such as Nigeria and Colombia produce palm oil as well.

Palm Oil wastewater problems are well documented. POME contains high amount of grease and both the BOD and COD are very high. Often the treatment is the use of lagoons. However, the lagoons are inefficient at treating the POME and can be very smelly. Here’s a link to a great article on the subject.

The Solution

Biological treatment can be very effective in treating POME particularly in lagoons. Biological treatment involves adding high amounts of microorganisms. These specifically selected microorganisms can reduce the greases, fats and oils found in POME. Additionally, they can reduce the COD and BOD effectively.

In the case study below, Custom FM was utilized as the biological treatment product. Custom FM, manufactured by Custom Biologicals, is a highly concentrated, highly effective biological product containing billions of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria reduce the fats, oils and greases (FOG) in the lagoon. By reducing FOG, Custom FM reduces the BOD (biochemical Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand).

The full case study is below.

Custom Biologicals

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