Cost Benefit Analysis of Dewatering Abattoir Sludge using Three-Way Decanter

Lycopodium Process Industries (Lycopodium) was engaged by Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) to conduct a process and cost-benefit analysis review of the use of three-way decanters for managing waste water treatment sludge produced at Australian red meat processing facilities. As part of this work, Lycopodium visited three Australian sites that recently installed three-way decanters, interviewing plant personnel and developing case study reports summarizing the project and lessons learned. The process review, case studies and an illustrative cost benefit analysis based on inputs from one of the Australian sites studied are presented in this report.