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Lab stuffTreatment

Brewery Wastewater BOD values

Here is a table with some typical brewery wastewater BOD values, as well as COD, TSS, and pH.  Sorry for the weird format, there is a lot of data here. pH COD, mg/L *BOD, mg/L TSS, mg/L Generalizations Low High…
John
March 24, 2015
SepticTreatment

Brewery on septic

I hesitate to even write this. A brewery on septic just is asking for trouble. However, it's my #1 most frequently asked question, so here goes.... First of all, don't do it! Don't put brewery wastewater in to a septic…
John
September 2, 2015
WaterCapacityMechanicalTreatment

Brewery wastewater reuse

More and more around the world, you are hearing of various wastewater reuse schemes.  It's happening more often than you think in more ways than you'd imagine- there have been beer festivals featuring only reused water.  From a technical standpoint,…
John
May 11, 2016
CapacityTreatment

Equalization and flow buffering

Is your brewery in a small town, or are you looking at opening one there? Here are some considerations to think about. The local wastewater plant sees most flow during the day; flow peaks in the AM as people shower…
John
August 4, 2015
ChemicalsTreatment

Cooling tower blowdown

Do you have an 'air to water' cooling tower for your glycol cooling system? Most small breweries do not (they use 'air to air' coolers), but you'll know it if you do.  It's a big rain storm in a box…
John
July 28, 2015
SepticTreatment

Biological pretreatment- your last resort

So you have a brewery, your having wastewater issues of one sort or another, and you start thinking about wastewater treatment.  To sum up my position here, 'No, don't do it!'  If you haven't already, please read this page.   Is…
John
May 19, 2015
BabbleTreatment

Purpose of wastewater pretreatment at a brewery

The purpose of brewery wastewater pretreatment is to keep the brewery running. Period. Does that make sense? Brewery wastewater is not the same a domestic wastewater. Restrictions will often apply, so the purpose is to comply with those restrictions so…
John
December 19, 2014