Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) treatement system

Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) is the direct by product of oil palm processing system in palm oil mill. There are mainly consists of organic materials in solid and semi solid state.

In the early years of milling industry the palm oil mill effluent been disposed directly into normal drainage system. This method of disposal resulted in environmental damage and serious water pollution as the milling capacity increased.

Today, at least three methods been applied by oil palm mills to ensure minimum impact to the environment. These most commonly used methods are ponding system, open tank digester and extended aeration system.

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