Grundfos BioBooster will deliver a membrane filtration unit to Danish KMC Derivat, manufacturer of modified potato starch for the food industry. KMC Derivat is located in Brande, Denmark and is part of KMC, a Danish-based cooperative with a strong international presence.
Due to a significant increase in production capacity KMC Derivat are facing major challenges to encompass the anticipated growing wastewater volume to be discharged to their on–site treatment plant. Known for their preference to establish close ties with their suppliers, KMC is staying close to its roots when opting for a local solution namely Grundfos BioBooster with its domicile in Bjerringbro, Denmark.
Grundfos BioBooster will supply a membrane filtration unit uniquely designed to increase the filtration treatment capacity of the existing wastewater treatment plant at the Brande production site. The Grundfos BioBooster scalable unit is future proof, ensuring KMC Derivat a convenient method of further expansion. This can be done by adding more reactors; it is in these enclosed reactors where the filtration process takes place. The Grundfos BioBooster unit is scheduled to be commissioned in the course of 2009.
“So far, Grundfos BioBooster has been focusing on turn-key projects. The partnership with KMC is marking the expansion of our portfolio and includes retrofitting membrane filtration units to existing biological process tanks, to improve treatment capacity” says Jakob Søholm, Product Manager at Grundfos BioBooster”.