Removal of persistent organics from tannery solid wastes

05 December 2022
Focus area: Waste
Program stream: Sustainability
Project number: 2022-1058
AMPC partnered with Southern Cross University to develop a scale system capable of oxidising persistent organic compounds in the wastewater from an Australian red meat processing plant’s hide tanner. 

Ozone was selected as the oxidising agent and a series of laboratory trials were conducted. Two pilot scale systems were tested on site and results demonstrated that Ozone is a highly effective oxidising agent for degrading persistent organic compounds in tannery wastewater. 
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