International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Science and Technology | India | Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021

Effluent Quality Improvement in Fast Food Processing Plant: A Bioaugmentation Case Study from Jakarta, Indonesia

Himanshu Ramesh Lamba [4] | Emanuel M Tapu

Abstract: This study aims to enhance the overall treatment efficiency of a wastewater treatment plant at a fast - food processing plant located in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia, by introducing bioaugmentation technology. The production of fast food involves various food materials, ingredients, and seasonings within the processing plant, resulting in a high generation of fat, grease, and other organic pollutants in the effluent discharge. Conventional treatment units, such as grease trap tanks, have limitations in efficiently reducing the fat and grease content and heavily rely on manual maintenance. Bioaugmentation technology is implemented to assist the treatment plant in reducing excessive fat and grease levels in each of the meat and seasoning processing units, thereby improving the overall efficiency of the main treatment unit system. It was observed that major pollutant parameters were significantly reduced after Bioaugmentation implementation: 80% for BOD, 72% for COD, 26% for TSS, 64% for Ammonia, and 56% for FOG, respectively. The introduction of this bioaugmentation program led to improvements in meeting the targeted local standard discharge, the reduction of excessive solid fat and grease, and the simplification of overall handling maintenance.

Keywords: Bioaugmentation, Effluent, Fat Oil & Grease (FOG), Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Ammonia

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021,

Pages: 1589 - 1593

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