In order to effectively manage organic load elimination in wastewater treatment, it is necessary to have continuous organic monitoring, so that the process can be adjusted according to the actual organic load. This information is critical in determining when to end treatment.
Destilerías Muñoz Gálvez is a company in Spain specializing in manufacturing aromatic chemical products, essential oils, fragrances, and flavors. Its growth strategy includes the launch of a new industrial wastewater treatment plant that will enable treated water to be reused. The company participates in the European WaterReuse project, which aims to reuse wastewater after the reduction of its organic load. This case study demonstrates how the company applies several of what are considered to be the best available technologies (BAT) for effluent treatment.