Characterisation of food service establishment wastewater and its implication for treatment

Essential for the selection of a reliable treatment system is the characterisation of the effluent to treat. Kitchen wastewater (KWW) from food service establishment (FSE) is a strong organic and fat-rich effluent whose characterisation has not been sufficiently addressed. A comprehensive characterisation of wastewaters from three food service establishments was undertaken to generate data to evaluate appropriate FOG management strategies.