De Moerenaar

Aerated wetland treating waste water from a small cheesery and dairy farm

De Moerenaar is an artisanal cheesery near the Belgian West Coast. They produce a variety of local cheeses, some containing beer. The waste water from the cheesery plus the dairy farm that delivers the milk, is treated in a 240 m² aerated wetland. The cheese wey is not treated in the system.

Additional Info

  • In operation since: 2016
  • Type of wastewater treated: Industrial: food processing
  • Hydraulic load: 4 m³/day
  • Organic load (PE): PE
  • Organic design load (kg BOD/day): 8.6
  • Location: Veurne, Belgium
  • Stage 1 type: FBA vertical flow
  • Stage 1 surface area (m²): 160
  • Stage 2 type: FBA horizontal flow
  • Stage 2 surface area (m²): 80
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