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Wastewater Management Strategy: Application of Sophisticated Influent Model Drives Source Segregation, Source Substitution, and Wastewater Reuse

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A wastewater management strategy was implemented at the Biogen Idec North Carolina biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility by developing and using a process wastewater model to identify opportunities for process evaluations, source segregation, source reduction, and cost avoidance. The model uses a stoichiometric evaluation of each compound in the fermentation and purification processes for specific products to calculate the mass loading of individual equipment cleaning, material preparation, process use, and discharge steps. A mass balance was completed around each production step to calculate the wastewater flow and load of each product. The model output was used as the basis for developing a wastewater management strategy that resulted in reduction of the peak nitrogen discharge by 240 kg/day, peak total phosphorus discharge by 140 kg/day, average chloride discharge by 130 kg/day, and avoidance of 14M capital and 1M annual operating costs.

Keywords: Modeling; nitrogen; phosphorus; source segregation; wastewater management

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864710798159390

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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