Electrocoagulation Process for Wastewater Treatment

A pilot scale Electrocoagulation (EC) unit (supplied, commissioned and trialed by EC Pacific Pty Limited, Sydney) capable of treating approximately 10 kilolitres/hour (kL/h) was installed at Burrangong Meat Processors (BMP) in Young in May 2000. Trials were conducted to determine the unit’s performance in treating cooled, diluted stickwater from the facility’s Low Temperature Rendering Plant. Initial focus during the first year was on establishing the best type of equipment to permit separation of the EC sludge from the treated effluent. Later studies (November 2001 – May 2002) addressed the operating parameters for best performance of the EC unit.