Solutions for winery wastewater

We work with wineries to increase their profitability by reducing wastewater treatment costs, while improving their commitment to safe and more sustainable practices.

Because of the industry’s seasonality, winery wastewater flow, along with pH, phosphate, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and total suspended solids (TSS) appear to be significantly changing during the years. Vintage period levels skyrocket the production of organic loads.


It can take 100 litres of water to produce one glass of wine. Wineries need to maintain low effluent levels, adjust to fluctuations in flow and strength, and most importantly, reuse water in the vineyard.

Find a sustainable way to treat this wastewater is not only relevant to make outstanding wine, but also important to protect bottom line and preserve the health of your environment for future growth.

Furthermore, some of the hydrogen sulphide odour generated by bacteria within the waste pit was drifting back through the pipes and close to the cellar doors. Hydrogen sulphide has a very strong odour even at very low concentrations and can bother tourists during their wine tasting visit.

Our Solution

ACTI-Mag, an innovative and environmentally friendly solution for wastewater treatment.

ACTI-Mag is a safe and cost competitive option for alkalinity and odour control in wastewater,  and can improve wastewater quality by removing contaminants such as phosphorus from the wastewater discharge.

Find out more on ACTI-Mag

ACTI-Mag Success stories

August 08, 2019 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Wineries
Improving the cellar door experience, Campbell’s Wines

ACTI-Mag reduces H2S and consequently, odours within the cellar door at Campbell’s Wines, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia.

September 01, 2020 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Wineries
Implementing a safe & cost effective alkali dosing solution

Calix introduced ACTI-Mag to a winery in Morquong NSW, as a safe and cost-effective alternative to ammonia for pH adjustment

November 12, 2019 \ ACTI-Mag \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Odour control demonstration at a regional NSW council

ACTI-Mag reduces H2S and consequently odours at a regional NSW council.

Relevant articles

December 17, 2020 \ Calix Global Challenges
pH & Alkalinity – How are they related?

The relationship between pH & alkalinity is intimately connected with the chemistry of the aqueous bicarbonate equilibrium system. 

August 05, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Magnesium hydroxide vs caustic soda / sodium hydroxide demonstration

A safe and cost effective alternative to the use of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) for wastewater alkalinity and pH adjustment.

June 27, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Magnesium hydroxide as a substitute for caustic soda and lime

Magnesium hydroxide is the least expensive and most powerful alkaline chemical treatment available on the market for pH control applications.


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