GELITA operates a plant for the manufacture of gelatine in Southern Queensland. GELITA generates approximately 1.3 ML a day of wastewater, which is high in nitrogen, phosphorous, and salts. To comply with the EPA’s strict environmental guidelines, Gelita required an effective, sustainable and low cost solution for wastewater disposal.
Vetiver System Phytoremediation Technology is extremely effective in addressing the requirements for industrial wastewater disposal, including high levels of phosphorous, nitrogen and salts. Vetiver was planted in rows and irrigated with the wastewater, to absorb the toxicities and ensure they would not spread into nearby waterways.
Gelita currently irrigates approximately 1.3ML/day on an area of 20 hectares of Vetiver planting. Vetiver is an ideal solution to comply with the strict EPA limits for discharging industrial wastewater.