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Case History: AnaerobidAerobic Pretreatment of a Confectionery Waste

Leaf, Inc. (Leaf), formerly Hollywood Brands Inc., of Centralia, IL, manufactures a variety of candy bars for domestic markets. Leaf utilizes large quantities of peanuts, corn syrup, chocolate, condensed milk and fats, some of which are wasted to the process sewer during routine cleanup procedures. A second waste stream consisting of both sanitary and cooling water is combined with the process wastewater prior to discharge to the City sewer.