In a slaughterhouse, transport vehicles and temporary animal housing are washed, water is also used in connection with the actual slaughter, during scalding and rinsing. Typically, the goal is to remove microorganisms, suspended matter, oxygen-consuming substances, phosphorus, nitrogen, and fats during the purification process.
Typical reductions of different categories of substances are presented below:
• Microorganisms: 90+%
• Suspended solids: 90+%
• Oxygen-demanding substances (BOD/COD/TOC): 70%
• Nutrients – Phosphorus: 90+ %
• Nutrients – Nitrogen: 70%
• Fat: 90+ %