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ADM selects Koch Separation Solutions for water-conservation projects

| By Mary Bailey

Koch Separation Solutions (KSS; Wilmington, Mass.) announced that it has been selected by Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM; Chicago) to become a preferred vendor of water, wastewater, and in-process separations applications based on premium services and reliable products. This mutually beneficial relationship will help ADM meet and exceed sustainability and business objectives by improving its processes, conserve water, and protect the environment.

“KSS’s industry-leading solutions are developed and constantly improved to ensure our customers’ operations, like those of ADM, are profitable and sustainable. In our long relationship with ADM, we have worked closely together to tackle important projects that are essential for society, and we’re excited to grow this relationship,” said Manny Singh, President of KSS. “Our increased collaboration with ADM will allow for greater synergy between our teams as we complement each other’s capabilities and search for greater ways to innovate that will benefit everyone.”

KSS has been working with ADM on a variety of applications, many of which aim to successfully meet tighter discharge limits and/or recover water affecting their production plants. Designs of these applications, which were developed in collaboration with ADM’s Utilities Center of Excellence and KSS Process Engineering, have proven successful when piloted at ADM sites using a variety of membrane configurations. Most recently, ADM’s joint venture Stratas facility purchased a KONSOLIDATOR 544 FEG PLUS tubular Ultrafiltration system from KSS to treat oily wastewater prior to discharge. The system will operate under modified batch mode to retain oil for potential rendering and water for discharge and/or recovery. Additional projects are underway using the PULSION MBR membrane modules to treat wastewater from ADM’s production facilities and purify water for a variety of plant processes.

“For ADM, being a good steward of our culture and of our environment is part of who we are, and increasing sustainability through our operations is one of our top priorities,” said Mark Carroll, water/wastewater engineer of ADM. “Through the use of innovative technologies, we can achieve our sustainability goals while creating value for our customers. Our relationship with KSS is a testament to this, and our continuing collaboration with them will serve to enhance our work in the industries we serve.”

As a leader in key industries worldwide, ADM and its numerous businesses are leveraging greater innovation for their customers while promoting increased sustainability in operations, such as through reducing energy intensity and conserving natural resources. ADM is a company with deep roots in agriculture and understands the importance of responsible stewardship of land, water, and air – all of which are critical to its business and the people it serves.