Houston Bottling Plant Begins Wastewater Pretreatment System Operations
Process wastewater solution supports sustainability & reduces cost
Baswood Corp. announced the start of full-scale operations of its BioViper biological pretreatment system at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) Houston bottling plant. Using patented technologies, the system delivers an energy-efficient pretreatment solution that significantly lowers the biochemical oxygen demand in the bottling plant’s facility’s effluent while supporting DPS’s environmental sustainability goals.
With digestion rates of 75% to 90%, the Baswood system provides a reduction in the plant’s organic loading, which allows DPS to minimize its burden on the city of Houston wastewater treatment operations and increases the city’s capacity to treat wastewater from other industrial customers.
The proprietary BioViper system requires 40% less energy to operate than traditional digestion systems and 25% less energy than other emerging technologies. In addition to a smaller carbon footprint, the BioViper occupies a small physical footprint, which enabled the pretreatment facility to be built within the existing DPS property boundaries. The modular and scalable system can expand if additional capacity is required for the plant’s bottling operations.
“Baswood’s BioViper system reduces both cost and our impact on the environment and public resources,” said Kendall Yorn, senior vice president of manufacturing and engineering for DPS. “Clean water is in everyone’s interest, and this new technology is a major step forward in our commitment to finding sustainable solutions that positively affect our community.”