Florida Brewery Reduces Wastewater Costs with Membrane BioreactorThe Florida Brewery is installing equipment that will remove 99% of contaminant...Florida Brewery Reduces Wastewater Costs with Membrane Bioreactor
The Florida Brewery is installing equipment that will remove 99% of contaminants from its wastewater, enabling the company to discharge the treated water directly to the city sewer instead of trucking it off site. The installation will significantly improve its bottom line and also help it reach its compliance and environmental goals, the company says.
The Florida Brewery, the second oldest brewery still in operation in Florida, is working with Cambrian, a provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions. Cambrian will utilize its BlueCycle MBR (membrane bioreactor) technology to eliminate existing high strength wastewater disposal systems, and reduce carbon dioxide output by an estimated 254 metric tons per year. The MBR is an aerobic digester that combines aeration, membrane filtration and a dynamically integrated controls architecture to remove contaminants from wastewater streams, enabling water reuse consistent with Title 22 reuse quality water, Cambrian says. Built-in efficiencies improve energy efficiency and environmental management.