The treatment of coffee processing wastewaters is challenging. These wastewaters are highly concentrated, which makes them very difficult to treat using simple and economic systems. Different treatment systems have been applied in Latin America, some more successful than others. Unfortunately there is not one system that performs best in all cases. Each coffee production site has its own characteristics that need to be taken into account when developing the treatment strategy. Analysing the technologies and practices that have been applied in different places provides valuable information for developing treatment strategies.
- Show the challenges related to coffee wastewater treatment.
- Share experiences from different Latin American countries.
Speaker: Iemke Bisschops
Iemke Bisshops, wastewater treatment specialist. Master’s degree in Environmental Technology from Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands. Currently working at LeAF (Wageningen, the Netherlands) as a researcher and consultant in the fields of domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, biogas production and nutrient recovery.
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