Major Seafood Processor Tackles Tough Alaskan Ocean

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Major Seafood Processor Tackles Tough Alaskan Ocean

Fish Grinders Significantly Improve Compliance with Wastewater Discharge Standards for Seafood Processor

Case Study: Major Seafood Processor Tackles Tough Alaskan Ocean

Cordova, AK – The seafood processor, Norquest Seafoods Inc. reports significantly improved compliance with wastewater discharge standards through installation of special Monster Industrial fish grinders. They also note easier operation, lowered power requirement, reduced maintenance, and enhanced safety for marine waste handling.

The Monster fish grinders, designed and manufactured by JWC Environmental in Santa Ana, CA, were provided locally by APSCO Inc. of Kirkland, WA.

“We’re required to grind remains, such as fish heads, to particles with diameters of ½” (12mm) or less before we can discharge them into Alaskan waters,” noted Lee Murrell II, now manager at the Cordova plant.

The dual-shafted Monster Industrial fish grinders shred a wider variety of solids than single-shafted machines, while its low-speed operation results in higher torque, lower power requirements and fewer interrupts. Its special cutter teeth and configuration were developed specifically for fish remains processing.  It also ended the problems the seafood processor had with the single shafted machine, such as clogging, overflowing and having to be reversed to clear them.  Norquest Seafoods has been so impressed with the Monster Industrial fish grinders that they have now installed them company-wide!

Monster Industrial SHRED Series of grinders effectively reduce particle size of wood, plastics, rocks, nuts, bolts, wire, sludge, and other foreign material that would otherwise foul, clog or damage waste stream and process equipment, typically reducing the handling costs associated with solids removal.  The Monster Industrial grinders adapt to most applications with little or no modification to piping, channel, or power, and offer high-pressure – 90 psi (6 bars) capability, with no seal flush required and no packing gland to adjust.

Read more on how this major seafood processor installed the Monster Industrial 4-SHRED & improved compliance with wastewater discharge standards.

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Organic Waste Recycling at Purdue University

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Greening the Plant: Lunch Time in West Lafayette
Case Study: Organic Waste Recycling at Purdue University

JWCE is proud to be a part of the organic waste recycling movement! The powerful 4-SHRED Monsters installed at the West Lafayette, Indiana wastewater treatment plant has increased efficiency at Purdue University. This food waste shredder grinds food waste recovered from the dining halls at Purdue University as the first step in the energy recovery process. The high-strength organic material is ground up into small pieces and then pumped into anaerobic digesters where it increases the production of biogas which is then burned to generate electricity.

The green energy project takes what was once wasted food scraps or food waste sent to the landfill and turns it into clean, green all-natural energy.

“A good 90 percent of our waste will be saved from the landfill and will go to the grinder,” said Jill Irvin, Director of Dining Services at Purdue. She estimates the University will send 20 tons of food waste every month to the treatment plant. Nothing the 4-SHRED Monsters can’t handle.

Read the article in Purdue’s local paper the Exponet, go>

Or, read the Treatment Plant Operator magazine success story, go>

Organic Waste Recycling – now another check box for JWCE!