Don’t sweat over cold-weather ammonia removal. Test our simple, low-energy BioCord system

DATE POSTED: August 21, 2019

If you’re already starting to worry about cold-weather ammonia reduction in your wastewater plant, we can help ease your troubles. Our BioCord fixed-film biological system is a simple, low-energy process that can quickly and affordably improve cold-weather ammonia removal. Your community may also be eligible for funding to test this robust process from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund. 

BioCord fixed-film reactors are installed directly into a treatment lagoon and act like a condominium for bacteria to grow a massive colony of desirable microbes. 

There’s strength in numbers, which enables the microbes in the lagoon system to continue achieving nitrification, despite the cold temperature. In the spring, BioCord helps the microbial population to quickly rebound to optimum levels.  BioCord can also be used to reduce other common wastewater constituents such as BOD, COD, TSS and phosphorus.

Test BioCord performance at your lagoon

A BioCord pilot system can be easily installed at any wastewater lagoon to test system performance under site-specific conditions. Following a site assessment, a team from Bishop Water Technologies can install a BioCord pilot system that is capable of treating about 20 m3 (5,000 gallons) of wastewater per day to evaluate its effectiveness at producing treated effluent that will meet the regulated ammonia limit for the site. 

A compact BioCord pilot system can be brought to site fully assembled in a standard shipping container or installed in a building or on a pad. The pilot system is fully equipped with all pipes and electrical connections to be quickly connected to an electrical supply and a feed and discharge line for wastewater and treated effluent.

BioCord pilot system

Once connected, microbial growth will begin almost immediately and the system typically achieves result within two to four weeks of commissioning. The Bishop Water team will provide comprehensive installation and commissioning services and will conduct regular sampling, monitoring and maintenance of the system. Within two to four months, the system can provide sufficient operational data to demonstrate its capabilities for cold-weather biological ammonia reduction. 

Apply for funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The FCM Municipal Green Fund provides financial assistance for pilot projects to test innovative wastewater treatment technologies that improve treatment performance and help protect the environment.

Learn more about the FCM Municipal Green Fund for wastewater pilot testing.

Learn more about easy-to-operate, low-energy BioCord Reactors for lagoon upgrades.

Contact us to discuss BioCord upgrades to your wastewater plant.

Bishop Water brings Biocord Reactors to New Zealand

DATE POSTED: July 30, 2019

Biocord Reactor

Bishop Water Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Southwater Ltd. to provide distribution, installation and technical support for BioCord™ Reactors throughout New Zealand. 

About Southwater Ltd. 

Southwater is a rapidly growing company that specialises in water and wastewater treatment and dredging services in New Zealand. The addition of BioCord Reactors expands the company’s portfolio of products with a simple, low-energy biological wastewater treatment process for a range of clients in the municipal, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors. 

Pilot Testing Opportunities

The company has already identified several sites that are interested in performing pilot testing with BioCord reactor to remove high concentrations of nutrients from waste streams. In some cases, the BioCord reactor systems will treat filtrate from Geotube® containers that are capturing, dewatering and consolidating process solids. For other projects, the BioCord reactors will be installed directly into wastewater treatment lagoons to enhance the biological removal of ammonia and ensure compliance with regulatory discharge limits for treated effluent. 

Why pair Geotube® containers with BioCord Reactors?

The combination of Geotube® containers with BioCord Reactors creates an affordable, easy to operate and highly efficient wastewater treatment system that is ideal as a rapidly deployable packaged offering. Geotube® filtration and containment provides excellent TSS and BOD reduction while also retaining contaminants such as metals and phosphorus. Where further treatment is needed for the Geotube® filtrate, BioCord fixed-film technology provides a high-density, vertically oriented medium on which to establish a stable, concentrated biofilm. Once established, a BioCord system is self-regulating, requires little electricity for aeration, and is resistant to high hydraulic and organic loading. 

Learn more about simple, low-energy Geotube® dewatering and BioCord Reactors for wastewater treatment. 

Contact Southwater:

021 480 141

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