The winery’s environmental values led to a search for the best treatment-system science, design and tank material. Three ZCL | Xerxes 22,000-gallon/ 83,000-liter fiberglass water tanks replaced the previous concrete tanks.
A BioBarrier® HSMBR® (High Strength Membrane Bioreactor) treatment system was installed inside each tank. Placed underneath the membrane modules, aeration grids promote aerobic microbes that metabolize and digest the wastewater. The wastewater then passes through the membranes for ultrafiltration. Up to 99.9% of contaminants are removed by this process. The treated wastewater is then discharged from the ZCL | Xerxes Tank.
BioBarrier® MBR and BioBarrier® HSMBR® are membrane aerated biofilm reactor technologies certified for onsite and water reuse applications. These packaged wastewater treatment plants meet the challenges of difficult site conditions and varying wastewater concentrations. Certified for water reuse (NSF/ANSI 40/245/350, EN12566-3, and CAN/BNQ 3680-600), the BioBarrier systems are complete, optimized wastewater and Graywater systems that provide high levels of treatment.
From 250 GPD to 100,000+ GPD flows, the immersed, aerated, membrane technology allows for installation into a smaller footprint with either above or below ground tanks. They meet water quality requirements for the reduction of chemical and microbiological contaminants for non-potable water use. The treated wastewater (high-quality effluent) can be used for restricted indoor water use or unrestricted outdoor water use.