Reunion Island : Tereos Indian Ocean
Published March 2016
Continuing a relationship that began in 2009, the Tereos Indian Ocean Company (subsidiary of the global sugar group Tereos), has again entrusted the International Office for Water with two training courses and two technical assistance assignments.
The first training course was intended for the operating staff of the wastewater treatment plant of the Bois Rouge sugar refinery (northeast of the island).
The objective was to use the best practices for the exploitation of their wastewater treatment plant in order to better manage its operation.
Following this technical training course, IOWater showed that some analytical practices and protocols, used in the supervision of the wastewater treatment plant, could be improved.
IOWater has thus carried out an assistance mission whose objective was to audit these practices for optimizing them and establishing a list of missing equipment.
On the same site, the second training course concerned the sugar production managers to raise their awareness of the interactions between production and the operation of the wastewater treatment plant and of the actions to carry out to limit pollutant outflows during the manufacturing process.
The second assistance mission concerned the Gol sugar refinery in the south of the island.
Since the start of the new biological unit, the expected results for reducing suspended solids were insufficient.
After its analysis IOWater drafted a list of recommendations and actions to achieve the expected results.
These missions allowed improving the operation of water treatment units and established relationships with the refineries teams.
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