BioCord™ Reactors

Resilient, low-energy ammonia removal even at 1°C

BioCord Reactors can be installed directly into an existing treatment system, which helps to dramatically reduce capital costs by avoiding expansion to the plant footprint or adding sidestream process tanks. Once installed, a BioCord Reactor system is self-regulating, uses very little electricity, and requires almost no operator oversight to achieve its performance targets.

Like condominiums for bacteria

Modular BioCord Reactors are like condominiums for bacteria, incorporating a customizable design that rises up through the water column to suit virtually any treatment conditions and plant design. The reactor frame supports densely arranged loops of polymer fibres that provide a massive surface area on which preferred, naturally occurring bacteria can thrive.

These capital and operational benefits make BioCord Reactors the ideal solution to improve treatment capacity, accelerate nutrient removal, improve process resilience, and achieve regulatory compliance for municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewater facilities.

BioCord Reactors - simple, low-energy nutrient removal.

BioCord™ Reactors provide a simple, low-energy, fixed-film biological treatment process to dramatically increase the performance of wastewater lagoons and conventional activated sludge systems for ammonia, BOD and TSS removal.

Improve treatment plant resistance and response to washout

Peak sanitary flow and wet weather cause washout of suspended bacteria and compromise treatment performance.

BioCord Reactors are resistant to washout, so WWTPs maintain performance during high hydraulic loading and quickly re-establish suspended bacteria population.

The advantages of BioCord Reactors

Dynamic year-round ammonia removal

Whether it’s cold-weather, high strength, or more stringent regulations for ammonia treatment, BioCord Reactors can achieve up to 99 per cent ammonia removal, even when operating in temperatures as low as 1°C.

Up to 50% lower capital and operating costs vs. MBBR

BioCord Reactor systems require no additional tanks or costly, energy-intensive blowers to operate, providing a significant savings in capital and operating costs – often about 50% less than an MBBR system designed to achieve the same ammonia target. Moreover, a BioCord Reactor system is self-regulating and self-cleaning, requiring virtually no operator oversight and maintenance.

Trusted, resilient performance

BioCord Reactors are self-regulating systems that respond quickly to variable influent or upset conditions and can continue to meet treatment requirements without operator attention or process modifications. BioCord’s robust biofilm is also resistant to washout—caused by peak sanitary flow or wet weather—and helps to maintain treatment performance and re-establish the microbial population to the optimum level.

Customizable design, performance and deployment

BioCord Reactors offer a flexible, modular design that can be customized to fit virtually any type of secondary treatment process and to handle anticipated flow and loading parameters. Capital costs can be kept low by installing only the required amount of BioCord Reactors to achieve performance requirements and can be easily expanded in planned phases as treatment needs increase.

Rapid capacity expansion

Treatment capacity in a lagoon or CAS can be easily expanded with BioCord Reactors to meet performance requirements and produce tertiary quality effluent without adding tanks, filtration or other complex equipment. The BioCord Reactors and accompanying aeration system are designed and built in Ontario by Bishop Water and can be delivered to the site fully assembled. Installation is completed in just a few days, while the plant remains in operation.

Customizable configurations to upgrade existing WWTPs or construct new ones

Upgrades to lagoons and conventional activated sludge systems.

Customizable retrofits and adaptable configurations to enhance nutrient removal in basins and tanks.

Containerized plug-and-play systems or sidestream treatment.

Evaluate BioCord Reactor performance at your facility with a compact pilot system

A compact, plug-and-play BioCord Reactor pilot system can quickly demonstrate the performance and operational benefits that this fixed-film technology can bring to a treatment plant. The simple pilot system can often be installed and operated alongside the existing treatment process without any modifications to the current Certificate of Approval.

Data from the pilot study will not only validate BioCord Reactor capabilities, it also enables Bishop Water engineers to prepare a full-scale system proposal and show the ease and simplicity of adding BioCord Reactors to the existing process.

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