Demonstrating an on-site disruptive wastewater treatment solution
“Re-examining and improving operational practices should always be the first priority, prior to the selection and sizing of an on-site wastewater treatment system.”
Walter Kraus, Vice President, Environment & Corporate Sustainability, Weston Foods
Unable to consistently meet the biological oxygen demand (BOD) discharge requirements of the City of Toronto’s sewer use by-law, Weston Foods was facing a wastewater challenge at its recently acquired donut production facility.
New to the Canadian market was BioGill, an innovative technology, low-energy, low-cost modular system designed to treat high BOD wastewater.
Before investing in a permanent, commercial-scale system, Weston needed to ensure that the technology would meet or exceed the facility’s wastewater treatment requirements, cost effectively.
WHAT BLOOM DID
- Introduced the client to a wastewater treatment technology with a strong potential for success under the process conditions
- Sourced and secured financial support to pilot the technology solution at the client facility
- Managed implementation of the demonstration project
- Quantified the net financial impacts of the wastewater treatment solution, and calculated return on investment
HOW WESTON FOODS BENEFITTED
- Gained a more accurate characterization of their facility’s wastewater properties
- Identified issues that could impact treatment effectiveness and would need to be addressed prior to the design and installation of a commercial-scale system
- Increased their knowledge and confidence in the ability of an innovative technology to meet their operational needs and wastewater goals