International Sugar Journal

Integrated management of the Simunye effluent plant system* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Environmental hazards are of concern worldwide due to waste water pollution which is putting aquatic life in danger. The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) uses an integrated management system to treat effluent in order to comply with the legal requirements. Simunye factory has a backend distillery, and the effluent produced is sent to the effluent treatment plant (ETP). The concentrated molasses stillage (CMS) is blended with additional chemicals and applied as a liquid fertiliser to the cane fields. The waste water from the effluent plant is treated and used for sprinkling and flood irrigation at a COD (Chemical Oxygen…

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