PALM OIL MILLS EFFLUENTS: FROM WASTE TO ENERGY
Palm oil has become a major, global agricultural commodity, used for food and non-food applications and most recently touted as a promising feedstock for biofuel production. In coping with the burgeoning water challenges and rising demand, the Palm Oil Mills are relying on technology for a better resources management and water conservation.
Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is generated mainly from oil extraction, washing and cleaning processes in the mill. POME cannot be discharged prior to specific treatment due to its acidic nature and very high biochemical oxygen demand (BOD).
To meet Palm Oil Mills' environmental & economic challenges, Veolia provides complete wastewater treatment solutions based on anaerobic technology:
- Technical solutions that meet CDM requirements
- Economic efficiency
- In compliance with international environmental standards
- Environmental friendly: zero waste disposal, no air pollution
- Renewable energy production