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Use of reclaimed water from meat processing factory

4 June, 2050

Use of reclaimed water from meat processing factory

Waste water source

The company is engaged in cutting and producing meat products. The produced wastewater originates from the cleaning water of the equipment and water resulting from the processing of meat. The measured emission values of the reclaimed water reached insoluble particles= 16 mg/l, BOD5= 6 mg/l, COD= 69 mg/l, Nitrogen= 1.7 mg/L, Phosphorus= 6.5 mg/l.

Distribution System

Farming system

Forestry with poplar trees

Waste water treatment description

The company produces domestic, fecal and industrial wastewater, which is treated in a local treatment plant with an automatic mode of operation. The treatment includes mechanical, physico-chemical and biological purification.


From May to October, a part of the purified water is used for irrigation of poplar trees on an area of 1.6 ha owned by the company.  During this period, the annual quantity of reclaimed water used for irrigation is about 0.026 hm³.

Extent of the agricultural beneficiaries

1.6 ha of forestry, owned by the meat company


Scientific results


4 June, 2050
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Type of initiative
Private initiative
Waste water source
Food processing Industry
Waste water treatment
Nutrient removal, Suspended solids removal
Farming system
Livestock specialisation
Application use
Implementation stage