Because of the industry’s seasonality, winery wastewater flow rates, along with pH, nitrogen, phosphate, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and total suspended solids (TSS) vary significantly throughout the year. During harvest, wastewater contaminant levels and flows can skyrocket, requiring a robust treatment process that can handle such variation.
Wastewater from wineries and breweries is regulated to maintain acceptable levels of contaminants in their effluent, either for discharge to a local municipal wastewater treatment facility or for reuse of the water in the vineyard, grain and hops fields, and associated farmlands.
Finding a sustainable way to treat this wastewater is not only relevant to make outstanding beverages, but also important to protect the bottom line and preserve the health of your local environment for future growth.
Furthermore, malodorous fumes of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) generated by bacteria within the winery or brewery wastewater tanks or lagoon can be detected at extremely low concentrations by tourists and the local community, resulting in a less than positive experience from visiting the facility. The extremely strong buffering ability of magnesium hydroxide holds the hydrogen sulfide within the wastewater solution, not allowing odors to occur.
IER is a supplier of environmentally friendly water and wastewater treatment chemicals and equipment.
IER offers Magnesium Hydroxide-based products as safe, earth-friendly alternatives to the use of caustic soda for pH neutralization, along with proprietary polymer solids removal technologies.
Owned by Calix, an Australian company with global operations, IER brings 20 years of experience working with plant engineers and operators to offer the most cost-effective solutions for their speciﬁc needs.Find out more about us
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