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Wastewater Treatment

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Solutions Optimized for the Food & Beverage Industry

CFR’s Wastewater Solutions team has decades of experience in managing difficult to treat wastewater that is common in the dairy, food and beverage, and other industries. Our team is unique in the fact that we are experts in wastewater treatment engineering, we also understand the inner workings of food and beverage production facilities. This allows us to take a holistic approach to managing wastewater production and treatment, not to just treat what’s coming down the pipe.

CFR prides itself on providing our customers with wastewater treatment systems that are sustainable, both from an environmental and economical perspective. We understand that each project is unique, and we custom engineer each project to deliver the most economical process to meet the project goals. Our treatment processes have been optimized to manage the unique challenges that are common when treating wastewater from food and beverage manufacturing.

As discharge regulations become more stringent, aerobic and anaerobic membrane bioreactor systems are becoming the go to process of choice for food and beverage production facilities due to their inherent assurance of high-quality effluent in the face of widely varying wastewater flow and organic loading. These variations are known to be the ‘Achilles heel’ of traditional wastewater treatment systems. The CFR team has an integrated staff capable of providing innovative analysis and application of appropriate technical solutions to meet all of your water/wastewater management challenges.

Planning and permitting:

  • Production system reviews to maximize product yields and minimize waste
  • Feasibility studies
  • Pilot testing
  • System modeling and analysis
  • Analytical engineering analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Technically engineered systems

Construction Services:

  • Turnkey projects
  • Design-build
  • Brownfield retrofits/upgrades

Wastewater Treatment Processes

  • Aerobic treatment
  • Anaerobic treatment
  • Membrane bioreactors
  • Biological and chemical nutrient removal
  • Biosolids management
  • Odor control


  • Water recovery and reuse
  • Energy recovery from biogas