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Palm oil mill effluent (POME) is a wastewater generated from palm oil milling activities. POME contains high Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Total Suspended Solid (TSS) and organic content that are highly pollutant to the environment if not treated well.
At each of our mill, all POME treatment plants are monitored and supervised by the Department of Environment (DOE) as well as Environment Institute of Malaysia’s accredited competent personnel.
Our on-site facilities allow us to strictly monitor each of our POME ponds. Furthermore, at its final discharge point, a sample is sent to an accredited laboratory before submission to DOE to ensure the environmental monitoring parameter remain below regulatory threshold.
All of our mills are equipped with a comprehensive POME treatment system. At the moment, the system can be divided into three phases and varies according to the system used at the respective mill:
Phase 1: Primary Treatment
Multi-Disc Screw Press (MDS) to remove suspended solids such as sand, silt, and grit from the system in order to enhance the treatment process.
Phase 2: Secondary Treatment
Involving biological process that can be divided into anaerobic, aerobic and facultative process to decompose organic substances.
Phase 3: Tertiary Treatment
Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) or Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) are installed to further reduce contaminants, especially on the BOD parameter.
The treated POME is then applied in field as fertiliser and to retain soil moisture via sprinkler system.
In our dedication to the principles of environmental, social and governance, we make it a priority to train and educate our employees to manage our operation by-products in an environmentally responsible manner.