Skip to main content

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

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial


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: January 1, 2008

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more
Real Time Web Analytics