Reduces acidity (raises pH)
99% Emulsified Oils
98% Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
98% Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
99% Total Suspended Solids (TSS)

 

 

What are the environmental impacts of POME?

  • POME has high acidity, temperature, biological oxygen demand (BOD), and chemical oxygen demand (COD). When it is discharged into waterways it can contaminate drinking water for human and animal communities. It can be particularly harmful to aquatic communities by creating highly acidic environments or causing eutrophication (where excessive algal growth occurs on the surface of the water).

  • POME is typically released into open-air holding ponds for remediation, thereby releasing carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen sulphide, all of which contribute to global climate change.
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