In the palm oil industry, the discharged palm oil mill raw sludge is collected in containment ponds. It then requires a series of treatment and processes to make it safe for disposal back into the environment. This has proven to be a bane to the industry and, in certain countries, has become a social issue with pollution destroying the drinking water supply of the whole population.
The AQUAECO–SRORS technology, the first of its kind in the world, is a revolutionary filter system that changes this palm oil discharge scenario. It provides significant environmental and added commercial returns for palm oil millers.
In the deployment of the AQUAECO–SRORS, about 80% of the oil in the raw sludge is recovered back as crude palm oil. This increases the palm oil mill’s overall Oil Extraction Rate (‘OER’) by about 0.5% or by about 2.5% of net production.
AQUAECO–SRORS‘s revolutionary advantage for the environment is that it reduces the toxicity of the wastewater by 70% and removes all the suspended solid and oil before it is discharged into the environment.