Optimizing Harmony Beef’s DAF System with Nikuni Pump Technology

In the bustling world of meat processing, maintaining high standards of environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance is paramount. Harmony Beef, a leading beef slaughterhouse in Alberta, understands the importance of efficient wastewater treatment in ensuring both environmental responsibility and operational excellence.

Harmony Beef reached out to Waste’n WaterTech in July 2023 with the hopes of increasing their productivity while keeping the water usage down. To enhance the performance of their existing Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system, Waste’n WaterTech proposed a solution for them through World Water Works by integrating Nikuni pump technology and optimizing their wastewater treatment process.

Understanding Harmony Beef’s DAF System: Harmony Beef operates a conventional DAF system, which effectively removes suspended solids, fats, oils, greases, and non-soluble organics from wastewater streams. However, like any system, there’s always room for improvement to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.

How Nikuni Pump Technology Enhances Performance: Nikuni pumps are renowned for their reliability, energy efficiency, and ability to handle high-pressure fluid applications. By adding Nikuni pumps to their DAF system, Harmony Beef optimizes the dissolution of air into pressurized water, a crucial aspect of the DAF process.

The advanced vortex technology employed by Nikuni pumps ensures a consistent and finely dispersed distribution of air throughout the water. This results in increased DAF capacity and improved DAF performance. It aids in the elimination on compressed air, as well as 10-40% chemical reduction. Other benefits include considerable energy savings, dramatically reduced maintenance, reduced carbon footprint and the separation and removal of contaminants from the wastewater stream are significantly improved.

Benefits of Integration: The integration of Nikuni pump technology offers several key benefits for Harmony Beef:

1. Improved Treatment Efficiency: By enhancing the dissolution of air into the water, Harmony Beef achieves higher removal rates of suspended solids, fats, oils, greases, and non-soluble organics, leading to a more efficient wastewater treatment process.

2. Cost Savings: The energy-efficient design of Nikuni pumps helps Harmony Beef minimize operational expenses associated with wastewater treatment, contributing to overall cost savings.

3. Environmental Compliance: By optimizing their DAF system, Harmony Beef ensures consistent production of high-quality effluent, meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements for environmental compliance.

4. Operational Optimization: With the enhanced performance of their DAF system, Harmony Beef can streamline its wastewater treatment operations, ensuring uninterrupted production and maintaining stringent standards of product quality and safety.

In conclusion, the integration of Nikuni pump technology into Harmony Beef’s existing DAF system represents a strategic investment in optimizing wastewater treatment performance. Since incorporating the Nikuni pump, Harmony Beef has reduced its polymer costs by 20% for an annual savings in excess of $20K per year, all while keeping the same motor size as before and delivering better DAF performance When speaking to the Water Treatment Manager at Harmony Beef, Rob Leppard, has expressed his elation with the product, “We are saving about a bag of polymer per week. Our TSS has dropped, and the amount of sludge has increased and the size and amount of bubbles we have now compared to before is a lot more consistent. Also, our man hours to Operate the DAF has been reduced a lot.” Harmony Beef reaffirms its position as a leader in responsible and forward-thinking meat processing practices all over Alberta, and Canada. Support local beef, support Harmony Beef!