Canadian Manufacturing

Ontario firm signs wastewater tech deal with California utility

The technology will produce a combined two million gallons per day of high quality effluent for landscape irrigation

BURLINGTON, Ont.—A Southern Ontario wastewater treatment technology firm has signed a deal to supply two Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) facilities for the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) in California.

Anaergia Inc., announced that its FibrePlate hybrid-membrane technology is destined for MBR facilities in high growth areas and will produce a combined two million gallons per day of high quality effluent for landscape irrigation.

In addition to providing a drought-proof supply of water, the facilities will reduce the overall load on the collection system, enabling VVWRA to defer costly infrastructure expansion and reduce the energy costs associated with pumping recycled water.

“This is a critical project that will help to ensure the future sustainability and economic prosperity of our communities,” said Logan Olds, general manager of VVWRA.

“FibrePlate membranes are a game changing technology and they are the first 100 per cent newly designed membrane that the industry has seen in a long time.” said said Andrew Benedek, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Anaergia. “The hybrid-membrane combines the best advantages of hollow-fibre and flat-sheet technologies to deliver a significant capital and operating cost advantage to our clients.”

FibrePlate hybrid-membrane technology combines the best advantages of hollow-fibre membranes including high packing density and a backwash capability with the low trans-membrane pressure and ease of operation of flat sheet membranes.

The FibrePlate membrane is manufactured by Fibracast Inc., a member of the Anaergia group of companies.

Based in Burlington, Ont., Anaergia makes products that recover value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors worldwide. Anaergia has 14 offices located in Europe, North America and Asia with subsidiaries including UTS Biogastechnik in Europe and Pharmer Engineering as well as The Stover Group in the U.S.

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