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BOD/COD reduction

We can help you reduce the organic component from your wastewater streams.

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Poor solids, organic capture an issue in your solids separation processes ?

Poor dewatering and low cake dryness increasing costs of waste handling, transport and disposal ?

Excess usage of chemical elements like lime and alum leading to higher operation costs ?

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) & wastewater

Biochemical Oxygen Demand or Biological Oxygen Demand, is a measurement of the amount of dissolved oxygen (DO) that is used by aerobic microorganisms when decomposing organic matter in water.

A fundamental requirement of wastewater treatment is the removal of BOD by the bacteria, biomass, or “bugs”.

If wastewater is not adequately treated before discharge to rivers, organic pollution can trigger algal blooms which can lead to the release of toxins and deplete dissolved oxygen.  In severe cases, algal blooms can results in fish kills and contamination of drinking water supplies.

ACTI-Mag for BOD reduction

Boosting anaerobic digestion, ACTI-Mag supports bacteria and speeds up the breakdown of complex organic chains (including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) into smaller units such as amino acids, sugars and long chain fatty acids. The process reduces the rate-limiting step in the digestion process. This results in improving BOD/COD in the final effluent.

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Key Benefits

Increase your throughput with minimal capital expenditure. Reduce your discharge in BOD, COD, nitrogen and phosphate. Reuse more of your treated water and reduce overall consumption and waste discharge.

Attractive cost savings.
Improvement in effluent BOD and COD.
Safe / non-hazardous / corrosion free.
Environmentally friendly.
Australian manufactured.

HOW DOES ACTI-MAG WORK?

Unlike caustic or soda ash, which add sodium, ACTI-Mag adds nutrient value (magnesium) into secondary treatment biological processes and returns nutrient to irrigated soils.

Customer Stories

Creating Renewable Energy \ Agriculture
Anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm, Berrybank Piggery

ACTI-Mag on an anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm South West Victoria, Australia.

Creating Renewable Energy \ Food & Beverage
Boosting biogas yields to offset energy costs at a rendering plant

ACTI-Mag stabilizes process pH, increases biogas production and decrease effluent phosphorus at large food manufacturing plant, Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia.

Reducing CO2 Emissions \ Agriculture
Improving Biogas production in Thailand, Ta Chana

ACTI-Mag improves organics digestion, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) reduction and pH stability but also increases biogas production in Ta Chana,

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Introducing John Van Wingerden

John enjoys giving proactive service to his own customers and leads business development of AMALGAM products for the wastewater industry.

The Calix difference

People, unique technology, partners, and track record

Leading edge technology

Calix core technology makes high surface area materials (with a honeycomb-like structure), giving you a price and a reactivity advantage.

Our materials are proving to have similar properties to highly active nano-materials, without the health/safety concerns and high cost, but with all the benefits.

Faster reactivity = less costs

Manufactured in Australia

Fully integrated supply chain – from mine to customer

Calix is able to offer better service, reliability and performance to its
customers because it controls the entire production process from mining
of raw materials, processing and production.

Chemical dosing systems

Calix leverages a culture of innovation to provide fully customised services such as design expertise, engineering know-how, detail engineering, installation, piping and commissioning services to provide turnkey systems for chemical dosing of Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL).

Our engineered and cost-effective solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. Quick to install – our modular dosing units can be delivered on site by truck and are fast to set up and connect.

Find out more about our dosing solutions

We work together in ways others don’t, considering the long-term effect of our actions, never satisfied with the status quo.

Calix has its own direct delivery, service and support capabilities and also has an established a network of local distributors and partners that can provide the best solution for your specific needs and ensure you receive excellent customer service and support, wherever you are located.

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