Eliminate Waste Through Poultry Wastewater Reuse

Enable Water Reuse in Poultry Wastewater Treatment

Poultry processing plants generate wastewater filled with high levels of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that can be difficult to treat efficiently and economically.

However, industry-wide trends are encouraging poultry plants to reevaluate their wastewater management and promote ambitious sustainability goals. These trends include tightening discharge regulations, rising costs of water and chemicals, pressure to expand production capacity, and consumer support for reducing water and energy consumption. 

Our superfiltration membranes provide a chemical-free way to fully remove FOG, proteins, and other dissolved contaminants from poultry wastewater. This creates a path to resolving discharge concerns, reusing water, and converting organic byproducts into new revenue streams.  


picture showing three jars with liquid of differing colors - medium red feed stream, clean water for reuse, dark concentrate stream

Benefits of ZwitterCo Superfiltration Membranes

Meet Sustainability & Water Conservation Goals

Reduce freshwater consumption and overall plant water footprint with wastewater reuse

Avoid surcharges and site violations

ZwitterCo membranes can meet discharge limits based on suspended solids or FOG following pretreatment

Reduce wastewater treatment chemicals

Eliminate polymer or minimize coagulant loading in dissolved air flotation wastewater treatment processes

Create new Revenue Streams

Capture FOG and proteins without direct chemical addition and repurpose these materials as valuable feedstocks for biodiesel or rendering

Future-proof operations

ZwitterCo membranes provide relief for current and impending regulations to help ensure plant water security

ZwitterCo’s Unique Technology

Patented and awardwinning zwitterionic chemistry enables filtration that is impossible with other membranes. As a result, our superfiltration membranes have the highest organics tolerance for fats, oils, grease (up to 5%), heavy solids loading, and the fastest and least expensive cleaning in the industry.

ZwitterCo Membrane Technology Improves Performance

  • 99+% retention of FOG, proteins, and solids > 1nm
  • Achieves up to 99% water recovery (100x concentration)
  • Provides ideal pretreatment for reverse osmosis
  • Generates very highquality permeate
  • Handles 50,000 ppm (5%) FOG
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