Gas Collection Cover Selected for Whey Processing Plant

Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has been selected to provide a cover solution for a whey drying plant in Uruguay.

The new plant will be producing demineralized dry whey, and the resulting wastewater will be treated in an on-site anaerobic digester. Since anaerobic digestion needs to take place in the absence of oxygen, the digester must be covered.

GTI will design, fabricate, and install a patented gas collection cover at the plant. The cover will collect methane gas from the wastewater treatment process, which can be used as a renewable fuel to generate process heat or electricity. The cover will also provide odor control, helping the new plant maintain a positive reputation in the community.