Aerofloat awarded wastewater contract for Sydney Fish Market

aerofloat awarded contract

Wastewater treatment specialists Aerofloat Australia has been awarded the contract for the design and build of two wastewater treatment plants for the new Sydney Fish Market development at Blackwattle Bay.

Co-ordinated by Multiplex and Planet Plumbing, the project required one treatment plant to treat wastewater from fish processing, and a second treatment plant to treat wastewater from the food court.

Planet Plumbing selected Aerofloat for the project due to its collaborative approach towards wastewater system design and its ability to customise its technology to fit into a limited space.  Aerofloat worked closely with the Multiplex architectural team, Planet Plumbing and Harris Page Consultants to create a customised robust wastewater treatment solution that fit within the limited space available beneath the entrance stairs.

“We are proud to be collaborating on what is a world-class facility committed to water re-use,” said Michael Anderson, General Manager, Aerofloat. “As a company passionate about providing leading technology that is sustainable and environmentally-friendly, working with the Sydney Fish Market is a terrific opportunity”

Aerofloat is designing and building the two wastewater treatment plants. The first plant will treat wastewater from various areas of fish processing. Aerofloat’s system will consist of a balance tank, screening, reaction tanks, DAF (Dissolved Air Flotation) and a sludge tank. The plant will remove suspended solids, fats, oils and grease from the food processing wastewater. The treated effluent from Aerofloat’s system will then run to a biological wastewater treatment plant (MBR – Membrane Bio Reactor) supplied by Aquacell, where it will be treated to a level suitable for water reuse, allowing it to be sent back to the fish processing department. This will ensure an ecologically and financially sustainable outcome for Sydney Fish Market.

Aerofloat’s second system is a trade waste treatment system for the Sydney Fish Market’s busy food court. Wastewater from the food court will flow through a balance tank, followed by screening, a reaction tank and a DAF, to remove fats, oils and grease. The process will ensure compliant effluent for Sydney water sewer discharge.

Aerofloat’s wastewater treatment system is scheduled to start install in late 2022, with commissioning to commence in 2023.

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