With respect to the environment and the society, BIOLGET Company offers services, having as main goal the enhancement of the quality of life.
The company takes on the Collection, Transportation and Management of non-hazardous waste from the public and private sector. The branches, that BIOLGET takes action are:
WASTES FROM THE PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF MEAT AND OTHER PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
Slaughterhouse waste: This includes wastes such as blood, digestive tract products, hair/skin, fat, washing water, as well as animals which according to the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food are considered unfit for human consumption. Even if slaughterhouses have some type of waste water treatment plant then sludge is also produced for management.
Poultry slaughterhouse waste: This includes wastes such as blood, feathers, poultry limbs (heads, feet), bones and offal, fat, bedding resulting from the cleaning of the waiting stable of animals, washing water and unfit birds for human consumption. If the slaughterhouses have waste water treatment plant then the resulting sludge is included in the waste.
Waste of meat standardization and processing: Include waste, such as altered production pastes, cutting residues, bones and fats and the return of products unfit for human consumption. Finally, sludge is also produced from the company’s waste water treatment plant if it is available.
WASTE FROM THE PREPARATION AND PROCESSING OF FRUIT, VEGETABLES, CEREALS, EDIBLE OILS
Fruit and vegetable processing industries
BIOLGET cooperates with canning and fruit and vegetable processing industries, to collect, transport and manage their waste. Such as, unfit fruit, its cocoons and peel, pulp, spores, sarcoma and kernels derived from the production process of these industries. Furthermore, sludge derived from the operation of their waste water treatment plant is waste that BIOLGET has the means and capacity to use it.
Edible oils industry
BIOLGET cooperates with oil production companies to collect, transport and manage their waste.
The operation of the olive mills results in significant amounts of waste water and solid residues. In particular, the vegetable fluids of the olive fruit, the water added to its various processing stages, insoluble organic fragments in the form of suspension, cooling and washing water and emulsified droplets of oil make up the liquid waste from the oil mills. The solid waste from the mills results from the olive cleaning phase and includes leaves and small branches. Finally, if the company has waste water treatment plant, then sludge is produced for management.
Starch and starch-products industries
This includes industries active in the production of starch and gluten resulting from the processing of maize as well as potato chips and pasta industries.
Waste from these industries is divided into liquid and solid waste. Solid waste is considered as the refunds of products unfit for consumption, waste resulting from production (usually in bulk form), defective/unfit raw materials for further processing, residues resulting from peeling and cutting of raw materials, solids captured in cyclone or bag filters, powders etc. These industries also produce liquid waste, which are usually small hydraulic load resulting from washing water processes, liquids resulting from extraction of the starch feedstock and biological sludges of the industry if available.
WASTE FROM THE SUGAR PRODUCTION PROCESS
Sugar production is a complex process with many process stages. In this process (beet reception/washing and cutting, extraction, pre-liming/liming, saturation, filtration, condensation, crystallisation and centrifugation) are produced beyond crystallized sugar and various wastes.
In particular, liquid wastes produced from the cleaning process of the production and solid wastes such as beet-cleaning sludges, sludge from the waste water treatment plant (if available) and lime-sludge produced from the addition of calcium milk to clean the raw beet juice. Furthermore during production there are waste from the slicing of beet but also semi-solid residues (fresh pulp) collected by screening after the pulp extraction process. Finally, the sugar crystallisation process produces a dark and viscous liquid that remains as a residue (molasses) rich in organic matter.
WASTE FROM THE DAIRY INDUSTRY
In this area we are responsible for collecting, transporting and managing short-term and unfit packaged products, waste water resulting from the production process of the industries – crafts and sludges (European Waste Catalogue -EWC- codes) of the waste water treatment Plant in liquid or solid form.
The transport of packaged animal by products of category 3 (ABP 3) is always carried out with refrigerated trucks approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food in order to maintain the cold chain during transport and to avoid further deterioration. While liquid waste resulting from the production process (cheese milk, yoghurt serum, etc.) is transported by tank truck.
WASTE FROM BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY INDUSTRIES
BIOLGET is responsible for collecting, transporting and managing short and unfit packaged products (dough, flour, etc.) and waste resulting from the production process of the craft industries in bulk form (losses from dough, products in inappropriate form, etc.).
WASTE FROM THE PRODUCTION OF ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
BIOLGET cooperates with companies producing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the collection, transport and management of their waste such as:
In addition to the refunds of inappropriate products, the production process results in liquid wastes consisting of the waters used in the bottling process together with chemical cleaners and liquids from malt treatment which are rich in nitrogen and phosphorus. Even in the production process there are losses and a small part of beer for various reasons is lost and cannot be reused, so this is also considered waste. Solid wastes are brewer’s spent grains (BSG), brewery residues, filtration residues (diatomaceous earth (DE), spent yeast, etc.), surplus yeast resulting from the fermentation process, depleted barley seeds, mass of ground seeds and sludge from the waste water treatment plant (if available).
Wineries – Distilleries
For wine production the grapes go through certain processes such as extraction, compression, fermentation, condensation, transfusions, clarification, filtration, pasteurisation and bottling.
In addition to the refunds of inappropriate products, the production process produces liquid and solid wine waste. More specific liquid wastes are considered: wastewater from the cleaning process of machinery and tanks, cooling water, waste generated during transfusions from filters, waste during the pasteurisation process and wine losses during transfusions and bottles.
The solid waste from a winery is as follows: herbs and marbles resulting from the site of the explosion/compression during treatment of grapes, fresh conveyor (cocoa and grape bark) originating from the press area, wine lees from the transfer tanks when it is not retained, tartrates obtained during the purification/filtration processes and mud from the organic plant of the winery (if available)
Soft drinks industries
Waste in the soft drinks industry is mainly produced due to high water requirements for both the dilution of raw materials and the cleaning of machinery and floors.
The liquid waste produced by the soft drinks industries come from the production processes (errors when adding syrup), washing fluids from washing processes (bottles, floors, machinery) and waste from returned products. Solid waste includes sludges from the biological purification of waste water.
WASTE FROM PAPER INDUSTRIES
The amount of liquid waste in the Greek paper industry depends on water consumption either as washing water or for production. These wastes are burdened with energy (usually heat), by-products of the production process as there are suspended solids, dissolved substances and colloidal dispersions within them. More specifically, there are compounds used in the production process and substances resulting from the decomposition of the original compounds.
The use of kaolin, cellulose and other chemical compounds in the production process is an inhibitory factor in the treatment of waste as the abovementioned compounds prevent appropriate nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon ratios for biological degradation.
Solid waste consists of: (a) solid resulting from the processes of separating impurities, (b) from raw materials, (c) sludges from biological purification facilities.
URBAN WASTE FROM PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE COMPANIES
BIOLGET, by participating in public procurement procedures, undertakes waste collection, transportation and environmental management operations from public water supply and sewerage Companies (D.E.Y.A). In particular, we are carrying out projects for the collection, transportation and management of solid waste from D.E.Y.A., sludge waste and other solid waste resulting from the different waste water treatment stages (screening etc.) of biological purification system.