Wineries

We help wineries improve their wastewater treatment.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS FOR WINERIES

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.

Your challenges

Wineries need to maintain low effluent levels , to adjust to fluctuations in flow and strength, and most importantly, to 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 Solutions

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

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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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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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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Phosphate Removal

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

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pH adjustment and alkalinity boost

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

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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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Customer Stories

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Improving the cellar door experience at Rutherglen, Campbell’s Wines

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

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Phosphorus removal in wastewater in Queensland, Queensland Urban Utilities

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

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.

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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

December 03, 2019 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
TasWater minimises odours with Calix’s ACTI-Mag and Netco Pumps

INTRODUCTION Formed through the merger of three Tasmanian water and sewage corporations, TasWater is Tasmania’s water and sewage utility. TasWater

November 22, 2019 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Calix is a proud corporate partner of WaterAid

Calix is a a proud corporate partner of WaterAid Calix has become a corporate member of WaterAid, an international not-for-profit

November 22, 2019 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
New acquisition of Inland Environmental Resources to accelerate US market

Calix looking to accelerate US market entry through the acquisition of Inland Environmental Resources. Inland Environmental Resources, Inc. (IER) is

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.

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Calix supports WaterAid programs to facilitate access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities.

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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