Industrial processors who discharge to municipal treatment plants pay sewage fees that are primarily determined by flow, BOD, and TSS levels. In some cities, industrial clients are fined if they discharge levels that are over limits imposed by the local treatment plant. By removing >90% of BOD and TSS onsite, BioFiltro’s patented technology generates cost savings from day one to accelerate its return on investment.
Processors who practice land application must comply with all water discharge permits and ensure that they are not overloading the land with nutrients. Pretreating with BioFiltro not only enables clients to guarantee compliance, but also reduces the acreage needed. Recovered land can be designated for other crops, solar, or plant expansion while the high quality effluent can be reutilized to irrigate cash crops.
BIDA® System consumes up to 95% less energy than traditional wastewater technologies while delivering the same, if not better, removal rates. Many clients are able to receive substantial credits and incentives from their local utility company while self gen clients are able to recapture kW for use with other infrastructure.
- Intermittent Continuous Flow Process: Most wastewater technologies require energy 24/7. The BIDA® System pumps activate only when your facility discharges and, due to the intermittent irrigation schedule, typically demand energy for a total of 8 hours.
- Low Energy Requirement: BioFiltro engineers design plants to optimize gravity fed processes to not only minimize energy demand, but also increase system reliability. Minimum horsepower is needed to operate and typical plants consume 0.0007 kWh/gallon treated.