Municipalities

We help councils and water authorities manage water and wastewater challenges.

Climate change coupled with population growth results in wastewater becoming an increasingly critical challenge for all water authorities.

A growing sewer network create issues such as infrastructure damage, odour complaints and potential health and safety hazards, as well as accelerated corrosion of sewer assets, pump station wells, discharge manholes and treatment plants.

Your challenges

A fast-growing sewer network and the disposal of untreated or poorly treated wastewater in natural waterways can lead to dramatic consequences on biodiversity, the quality of our water resources and the health and safety of people.

With rapid urbanisation and development, and increasing environmental pressure on industrial emissions, there is an increasing pressure on municipalities to find safer and more sustainable solutions to prevent odour, protect existing and new infrastructure, and improve wastewater treatment performance.

While wastewater management and pollution prevention are a priority, waste-to-energy programs are increasingly needed to improve the productivity of treatment facilities by maximising the economics of biogas generation from anaerobic systems.

Our Solutions

Click on one of our award-winning and cost-competitive solutions to find out more.

Odour Control

Calix ACTI-Mag is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce hydrogen sulphide generation, and eliminate odour issues from wastewater.

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Biogas Management

Calix ACTI-Mag can increase the quality and quantity of the biogas coming from anaerobic systems, and provide a significant economic boost for water authorities.

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Fats, Oils, Greases (FOGs) Control

Calix ACTI-Mag slowly releases hydroxyl ions, which breakdown low-density, large-chain fatty acids that can then be readily digested by bacteria in wastewater.

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Asset Corrosion Protection

With a combination of calcium aluminate cement (CAC) and PROTECTA-Mag, we offer the most suitable and cost-effective solution for sewer asset rehabilitation and corrosion prevention.

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Biochemical & Chemical Oxygen Demand Reduction

Calix ACTI-Mag supports bacteria and speeds up the breakdown of complex organic chains into smaller units – resulting in improving Biochemical/Chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD/COD) in the final effluent.

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Lake Remediation

Calix AQUA-Cal+ is also being developed as part of a treatment regime to restore freshwater systems suffering from a lack of oxygen, phosphate and nitrogen overload leading to the blue-green algae outbreaks.

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Phosphate Removal

Calix ACTI-Mag can enhance the removal of Phosphorus (P) and Nitrogen (N) from wastewater.

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Customer Stories

Protecting Ageing Infrastructure \ Airports
Manhole Corrosion Protection Technology at Ormeau, Gold Coast City Council

PROTECTA-Mag extends lifespan and reduces cost of manhole maintenance at Gold Coast City Council (GCCC), Queensland, Australia.

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Magnesium Hydroxide liquid for odour control, Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Replace lime and alum with Calix’s ACTI-Mag magnesium hydroxide liquid at Cassowary Coast Region, QLD, Australia.

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Phosphorus removal in wastewater in Queensland, Queensland Urban Utilities

ACTI-Mag removes phosphate through struvite crystallization at Queensland Urban Utilities, Queensland, Australia.

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Solving extreme H2S odor, El Centro

ACTI-Mag reduces the odor to manageable levels at El Centro, Southern California, United-States.

Protecting Ageing Infrastructure \ Municipalities
Private: PROTECTA-Mag : Sydney Water – 12 Month Inspection of 8 Pump Stations

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Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Lake and pond remediation at Tasik Taman Aman Lake, Petaling Jaya Town Council

AQUA-Cal+ a safe and effective method for treating lakes and water bodies at Petaling Jaya Town Council, Selangor, Malaysia.

WHY CHOOSE CALIX

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.

Calix owns and operates a mine in South Australia as well as production, testing facilities and manufacturing plants. The ability to hydrate our high surface area MgO in our patented, close-to customer facilities creates multiple benefits for our customers and local communities.

Our AS/NZS ISO 9001 certified quality system and safety, health and environmental management system are vital elements of our engineering and quality services.

FASTER REACTIVITY = COST SAVINGS

Calix’s solutions are manufactured using Calix Technology, which involves grinding minerals to particles around one thousandth of a millimetre in size, and then “flash” heating them in a very short time at up to 1.000 degrees Celsius. As trapped gases in the mineral “bubble out” of the particles, we snap freeze them in a very high energy state, leaving a very porous, honey-comb-like structure.

New materials produced by Calix Technology are proving to have similar properties to highly active nano-materials, without the safety concerns and high cost, but with all the benefits. This means it has the high reactivity of nano-material, without the potential health and handling issues.

Learn more about our technology.

HASSLE FREE DELIVERY, LOCAL SERVICE AND SUPPORT YOU CAN COUNT ON, WHEREVER YOU ARE LOCATED.

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.

Relevant articles

September 02, 2019 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Solving extreme hydrogen sulphide and odour issues in Southern California

El Centro, a city 100 miles east of San Diego, was experiencing significant issues with odour control in its sewer

September 02, 2019 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Innovative technology solutions solving industrial wastewater challenges

Wastewater management across mining, farming, construction and other industries is a challenging problem that can threaten vital waterways, with adverse

May 18, 2019 \ Protecting Ageing Infrastructure
Extending the life of sewer assets

Much of the infrastructure around Australia is starting to degrade, with some reports suggesting that up to $30 billion of

Calix has unique potential to scale solutions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Calix’s solutions for Municipalities help us contribute to many global goals, particularly SDG 6 – reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

Our Sustainability Series dives deeper into each of these challenges and explains how Calix contributes.

Read our Sustainability Series

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This partnership with WaterAid aligns perfectly with our purpose and the reason to why we exist “We Solve Global Challenges” and with our core value of “positive impact”.

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