The Hydroflux Group introduces a new anaerobic process for wastewater
treatment that not only saves on space but also removes noise, odour, corrosion
and maintenance issues typically associated with conventional systems.
Now available for Australian customers, the new product comes via
European wastewater specialist HydroThane and successfully uses organic content
in wastewater to generate green energy. The vertical design of the wastewater
treatment system fits into limited space locations.
The over-pressurised design of the new technology is a unique aspect that
prevents entry of air, eliminating the prospect of corrosion caused by oxygen.
It also successfully contains and controls all odour and noise, which are still
present in older anaerobic process designs.
Hydroflux Industrial’s Director Mathew Pugh explains that HydroThane’s
anaerobic process offers industries dealing with organically laden wastewater a
long term sustainable solution. Wastewater with a high organic load as found in
chemical, food and beverage or pulp and paper industries is perfect for the
anaerobic process, leading to more biogas and renewable energy being generated
by the new technology.
The improved second generation design of the new HydroThane technology
not only helps Australian industries get purified wastewater and reuse their
waste as a renewable energy source even in space-constrained locations, it also
removes noise and smell from the equation, helping the company reduce their
carbon footprint and keep their neighbours happy. The absence of complex
internal or rotating equipment eliminates clogging as well as need for internal
Key features of the HydroThane External Circulation Sludge Bed (ECSB)
and Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) include gas/biomass separators
guaranteeing the highest possible granular biomass retention; complete over-pressurised
design eliminates need for (bio) gas holder; all odours controlled and fully
integrated into the pressurised and closed biogas circuit removing the need for
odour control systems; dual layer separation design creating maximum process
stability and capacity; and fully controlled hydraulic mixing by means of an
external circulation process.
The HydroThane technology has been successfully
installed in many different industries worldwide including beverage (Coca Cola,
SAB Miller, AmBev); bioethanol and distilleries (North British Distillery,
Diageo, Absolut Distillery); food (Lallemand, Döhler Group); dairy (Tyras,
Tyrbul, Olympus); pulp and paper (Naini Group, Estonian Cell); waste management
(Shanks Group); chemical (Yixing Union, Zhangjiajie, CCP – Chang Chun
Petrochemical); pharmaceutical (Bayer); and liquid bio methane (Aseagas).