Industrial Capabilities and Experience

industrial capabiltiesPharmer Engineering was founded on the design of effective treatment options for high strength industrial waste. During the past 13 years, Pharmer has developed and designed numerous anaerobic treatment systems for high strength waste including low and high rate digesters and corresponding gas collection and treatment systems. Aerobic treatment systems have also included an array of options using conventional aeration basins, membrane bioreactors, biological selector basins, trickling filters and many other treatment technologies to provide for a cost effective treatment solution.

Our team is able to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of the private sector. Our size and experience allows Pharmer to develop engineering plans and documents quickly and work with the owner on implementation either through a design-build team approach or through design bid contract options best suited for the client.

Our experience includes food processors, fish hatcheries, dairies, pulp and paper, breweries, and specialty industrial clients. Projects include:

  • Low Rate Anaerobic Lagoon Digesters
  • Digester Covers and Gas Collection
  • Biogas Treatment for Removal of Water, Hydrogen Sulfide, Siloxanes, Carbon Dioxide and other Contaminants to Produce Biomethane
  • High Rate Anaerobic Digesters and Gas Treatment
  • Aerobic Treatment Systems including Conventional Activated Sludge and Membrane Bioreactors
  • Solids Thickening and Dewatering
  • Dissolved Air Flotation
  • Ultraviolet and Chlorine Disinfection Systems
  • Biogas Treatment and upgrade to Biomethane
  • Membrane Bioreactors (MBR's)
  • Aerobic Processes – Conventional Activated Sludge, Biological Nutrient Removal, Biological Selector Basins, Membrane Bioreactors MBR , Moving Bed Bioreactors MBBR, Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge IFAS, Trickling Filters, ABF Towers
  • Anaerobic Processes – Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB), Conventional Digesters, Low Rate Anaerobic Lagoons, Digester Mixing Systems, pH Adjustment
  • Chemical Processes – Precipitation, Phosphorus Removal, Sludge Stabilization
  • Biogas – Handling, H2S Scrubbing, Siloxane Removal, Utilization, Storage
  • Sedimentation Processes – Primary Clarifiers, Secondary Clarifiers, Grit Chambers, Silt Bunkers
  • Chemical Storage, Dosing and Handling
  • Solids – Pumping, Handling, Thickening, Dewatering, Disposal
  • Trickling Filters – Biological Modeling, Rotary Distributors, Filter Media Selection
  • Screening – Static, Internally Fed, Shaker screens
  • Flow Splitting
  • Tank mixing – Jet mixing, Mechanical Mixing
  • Aeration Systems – Course Bubble, Fine Bubble, Turbo Blowers, Centrifugal Blowers, Positive Displacement Blowers


Pharmer Engineering has significant industrial experience. A partial list of clients is shown below:

■ Amalgamated Sugar
■ Barcel USA
■ Basic American Foods
■ B & D Foods
■ Bayer Crop Science
■ Bush Brothers
■ Canada Malting
■ Cavendish Farms
■ Cintas Corporation
■ Clear Springs Foods
■ Clearwater Paper
■ ConAgra
■ Del Monte Foods
■ Dickinson Frozen Foods
■ Foster Farms
■ Frito-Lay

■ Glanbia Foods
■ Great American Appetizers
■ H.J. Heinz Co.
■ Hylife Industries
■ Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI)
■ Idaho Milk Products
■ Idahoan Foods
■ J.R. Simplot Company
■ Kraft-Heinz
■ Mars
■ McCain Foods
■ Nestle-Purina
■ Pacific Seafood
■ Pernod Ricard (Hiram Walker)
■ Sorrento Lactalis
■ Southwest Cheese Co