We focus on treating wastewater. Whether the treated water will be reused: vineyard irrigation, landscape area, water features/fountains, dust control, or many other applications; or for direct discharge, the Bio-Microbics Wastewater treatment systems help to conserve natural resources, protect ground/surface water, and overcome land constraints. The BioBarrier HSMBR (High Strength Membrane BioReactor) system allows for permeate flow and delivers exceptional effluent quality in a cost effective and easy to operate system. Our goal is to remove harmful pathogens from wastewater, reduce Fecal Coliform, E. Coli, and other harmful bacteria, and is certified for water reuse.
California Region’s Winery Wastewater Treatment System
Introduced to the Northern California wine region of Napa/Sonoma County in 2013, the BioBarrier HSMBR winery wastewater treatment system’s recent installations have generated tremendous optimism and interest due to its treatment capabilities, ease of installation, and low operating costs. As the Pacific Northwest Wine Region continues to address winery wastewater concerns, the BioBarrier HSMBR system will surely be a solution to provide vital water reuse opportunities such as quality irrigation water for vineyards, recycled water for dust control, processing area wash-down water, or just highly treated effluent for disposal where untreated or poorly treated winery wastewater threatens vital habitats or groundwater resources.
Unlike residential wastewater, winery wastewater usually does not contain pathogenic bacteria in the waste stream; however, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Suspended Solids (TSS) are found in significantly higher concentrations. In fact, BOD and TSS concentrations can be forty times as high as household wastewater with 12,000 mg/L BOD and 6,000 mg/L TSS typical during harvest activities. At other times of the year, the various winemaking activities create fluctuating flows, which create system over-capacity concerns. The need for versatility in design and operation is key in selecting a winery wastewater treatment system.