Leprino Foods Dairy Processing, CO

SiteWorks fulfilling EDI's "Aeration for life" commitment over more than a decade with major American mozzarella producer.

Project Information

Type: Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Location: Denver, CO

Treatment Objectives:

Ongoing, Reliable Treatment
Through the continuous relationship
Keep Plant Running Economically

Project Background & Challenges

Leprino Foods is one of the largest global producers of mozzarella cheese with numerous plant facilities in the U.S. and overseas. They pride themselves on producing “the best dairy products available,” and as an industry leader state that they “settle for nothing less than excellence.” This attitude for their products is also how they approach their plant operations, including their wastewater treatment facilities. They consider wastewater treatment an essential component of their total plant operation. Any breakdown in their treatment process can result in reduced production or plant shut down. Leprino experienced problems with several plant treatment systems and looked for a company who could provide their wastewater treatment upgrades with reliable results and on a continuing basis. EDI was chosen as the ideal company to provide this expertise and service.

The EDI Answer

Environmental Dynamics International is a global aeration system solution provider. EDI SiteWorks™ implemented a long-term commitment agreement to partner with Leprino Foods for total servicing of their aeration systems. More than simply replacing existing products, EDI applied an integrated solutions systems approach that included review and upgrade of the existing system where needed, engineered designs for individual applications, and installation services through their SiteWorks division. For over a decade EDI has provided ongoing dependable treatment systems to more than 90% of the Leprino facilities in five U.S. states. Representative cases of this total service approach would include replacement of existing systems and upgrades with:

  • EDI FlexAir Magnum full circumference perforation systems
  • EDI FlexAir MiniPanel fine bubble diffusers with top only perforation
  • EDI CoarsAir Max SS coarse bubble maximum mixing and reliability
  • EDI PU Membrane diffusers

System Performance

Initial plant installations were made 13 years ago and are still running strong. They well represent the complete line of fine and coarse bubble aeration diffuser products that are available from EDI to provide a platform for numerous system configurations. These system options allow for optimized functionality and have been very advantageous for Leprino Foods.

EDI continues to serve Leprino Foods as a primary resource to meet their corporate aeration wastewater needs utilizing the “Aeration for Life™” total commitment partnering approach.

Upgraded System Performance

• Performance • High Airflow Capacity • For Demanding Oxygenation
• Flexibility • Ideal for Mixing • Resistant to Fouling
• Reliability • Clog Resistant • Flexibility


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