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How Tyson Foods monitors poultry wastewater with SCADA

Tyson Foods’ SCADA system allows monitoring and control of poultry wastewater treatment processes with portable pad, onsite, or remotely via the internet.
The Tyson Foods chicken further processing facility in Russellville, Arkansas, uses a proprietary supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to manage wastewater pretreatment processes. It includes real-time visual monitoring with cameras.
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Poultry renderer recognized for wastewater reclamation

Keeping water clean while converting poultry offal, feather and blood to usable feed and oil ingredients earned recognition for River Valley Animal Foods.
Tyson Foods’ River Valley Animal Foods (RVAF), Scranton, Arkansas, is a model of environmental stewardship, converting the offal, feather and blood received from the surrounding area’s poultry processing plants into usable feed and oil ingredients.
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Seeing Simmons Foods through clean water

This poultry processor makes its environmental commitment crystal clear with continuing investment in technology and bringing the public in to see the results.
From the top down, Simmons Foods' corporate commitment is to excel in environmental quality and the poultry processor backs this up with investment in wastewater treatment technology and public transparency.
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Poultry processor targets zero landfill waste

Poultry further processor Keystone Foods builds on a tradition of innovation and environmental teamwork in wastewater treatment in Reidsville, North Carolina.
Keystone Foods consistently exceeds poultry processing wastewater discharge requirements at the Reidsville, North Carolina, further processing facility while driving the annual tonnage sent to the landfill towards zero. This focus on clean water and the environment makes the facility a 2015 Clean Water Award Winner.
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How a processor efficiently cleans poultry wastewater

Fieldale Farms’ chicken further processing facility consistently treats its low-volume, concentrated waste stream in spite of pH fluctutation, stormwater challenges
   Fieldale Farms’ chicken further processing facilityconsistently treats its low-volume, concentrated waste stream in spite of pHfluctutation, stormwater challenges. 
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By-products wastewater treated with Bardenpho system

Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods treats poultry by-products wastewater with the four-stage Bardenpho system in Scranton, Arkansas.
 Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods treats poultryby-products wastewater with four-stage Bardenpho system in Scranton, Arkansas. 
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US poultry processor delivers on TMDL wastewater permit

Koch Foods spurred by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System’s TMDLs removed phosphorus from poultry wastewater to win Clean Water Award.
 Koch Foods, spurred byNPDES Total Maximum Daily Limits, won Clean Water Award by removing phosphorusfrom poultry wastewater. 
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Making poultry wastewater community-friendly

Tyson Foods pretreats 3.8 million gallons of poultry wastewater a day at its Clean Water Award-winning chicken processing facility in Wilkesboro, N.C.
Broiler producer Tyson Foods pretreats 3.8 million gallons of poultry wastewater a day at Clean Water Award-winning Wilkesboro, N.C., chicken processing plant.
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