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Successful Plant Scale Winery Wastewater Treatment Using Membrane Bioreactor in Northern California

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In 2006 Hess Collection Winery (Hess) in northern California started up a new 37.8 m3/d (10,000 gpd) membrane bioreactor (MBR). Wineries in Northern California have traditionally relied on wastewater treatment systems that are land intensive but require minimal operational assistance. Giving up land for wastewater treatment did not make economical sense for this winery. The compact footprint, superior effluent quality, and relatively low operational systems requirements of the membrane bioreactor made it an attractive option. Summit designed a MBR system which was started-up in November 2006. BOD5 and TSS removal efficiencies of greater than 99 percent were achieved.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2008-01-01

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