Wineries

We help wineries improve their wastewater treatment.

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

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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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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

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Wineries
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.

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Phosphorus removal in wastewater in Queensland, a UQ lab study

ACTI-Mag removes phosphate through struvite crystallization – a research study by the University of Queensland.

Relevant articles

February 20, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Odour Control Demonstration at Regional NSW Council

A regional socially responsible NSW council, committed to providing a well managed water network as per Outcome 1.4 of the

February 20, 2020 \ Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment
Improving water quality sustainably

By aligning innovation and development initiatives with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Calix is driven to make an

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

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People, unique technology, partners, and track record

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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.

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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, production, testing facilities and close-to-customers manufacturing plants.

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Calix is committed to providing process development, manufacture, delivery and application of mineral based
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We aim to ensure that quality is everyone’s aim throughout the organisation and that each employee has a sound understanding of the importance of our quality management system and their direct effect to our continuous success.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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