TECHNICAL PAPER Sewer surcharges can significantly impact the bottom line for breweries and other food and beverage processors. Adding an onsite wastewater treatment plant is one way to reduce sewer surcharges, but many options are costly, complex, and require a significant amount of space, which can make it tough to decide whether to install a […]
Low-energy, fixed-film BioCord system could improve ammonia removal for the onsite wastewater lagoon system and help the mine maintain compliance with the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulation (MDMER).
R&D efforts for BioCord™ Reactors focus significantly on optimizing its fine-bubble aeration system and low-energy compressors to provide the best possible oxygen transfer and ammonia removal rates, while using less energy than MBBR.
ARTICLE Easily upgrade your industrial wastewater lagoon to achieve high-strength ammonia removal Mining, petrochemical manufacturing, livestock farming and food processing are among the many industrial activities that produce high strength ammonia waste streams. Dealing with these wastes often involves onsite lagoon systems with varying capabilities. Some onsite lagoons provide partial treatment and then release the […]
For wastewater lagoons at a petrochemical plant in Western Canada, BioCord’s simple, low-energy process achieves high ammonia and BOD removal.
Each metre of once-wispy BioCord can weigh as much as four kilograms when it’s fully populated with aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms.
Another install option for BioCord is the curtain design that enables BioCord to be installed in concrete or steel process tanks to enhance a conventional activated sludge process.
Pre-treatment of high-strength wastewater before discharging it to a municipal sewer can be challenging, especially if high levels of BOD, TSS and ammonia are present.
Pilot tests of these innovative technologies are eligible for grant funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) through its Municipal Green Fund.
By June 1, 2021 metal and diamond mines in Canada will need to comply with a new lower discharge limit for unionized ammonia.