Honeywell launches new wastewater system
XCeed Bioreactor system strips industrial streams of contaminants.
Honeywell subsidiary UOP has launched a new system to remove organic and inorganic contaminants from industrial wastewater streams.
The UOP XCeed bioreactor system helps industrial, manufacturing, and groundwater remediation facilities meet specifications for wastewater discharge or reuse, a statement says.
“Manufacturers globally are subject to stricter wastewater regulations and fees, which creates a need for more cost-effective treatment solutions that meet regulatory requirements and more stringent internal treatment standards,” said Mike Millard, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties business.
“Using our expertise in process development, we have designed a high-performance biological treatment system that meets requirements efficiently and cost-effectively.
“UOP is using 100 years of experience purifying various process streams to create superior contaminant removal solutions.”
UOP’s XCeed bioreactor system has been proven reliable and cost-effective in food and beverage, chemical and textile manufacturing, groundwater remediation, and refinery and petrochemical applications worldwide, the statement says.
The integrated treatment process can be delivered as a modular system and incorporates mixed-media support for immobilised bio-catalysts, or microbes.
A sophisticated biological ecosystem enables longer biomass retention time and results in highly efficient biological oxygen demand (BOD) removal with low sludge production.
The system has a relatively simple mechanical design that minimises energy consumption and required operator attention.