Rice, cereals, legumes and potatoes contain a lot of starch. If large quantities of these ingredients are processed in large kitchens or the food industry, the wastewater must be treated accordingly. For if the starch is not separated from the wastewater, stubborn deposits and blockages in the pipes can occur. Starch is insoluble in water and is present as particles. They are heavier than water and settle in the lower area of the separator in the starch collecting chamber. During the cleaning process, foam is produced on the surface of the water, which is precipitated by rinse baths. Starch separators are connected directly to potato peeling machines. Other effluents which are contaminated, for example, with oils and greases, must not be fed into the starch separator.
The starch separators for below ground installation are offered up to a total volume of 1600 liters. The round building is equipped with a cover plate made of reinforced concrete and is therefore extremely resilient. The covers meet the load class up to D 400. The ACO starch separators for free-standing in oval design are equipped with a hydro mechanical high-pressure cleaning system. Disposal, cleaning and filling are possible without odors.