Weston & Sampson’s Michael Smith, PE and David Elmer, PE will be leading an upcoming webinar put on by the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) titled “An Innovative Approach to Brewery Wastewater Treatment.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from noon – 1:00PM ET. Michael will be the featured speaker and David will moderate.
Craft brewing has grown over the past three decades from being relatively unknown to a $114 billion/year industry. Due to the nature of craft brewing, there are many small breweries springing up throughout the country, each looking for a place to discharge high-strength wastewater. The presentation will highlight Weston & Sampson’s innovative approach to the issue including:
- Design and performance testing details of an installed system
- BMPs to minimize wastewater discharge and organic load
- Overview of a preliminary treatment system used to minimize pH and BOD fluctuations and reduce system influent load
- Summary of State and local permitting requirements that this system needed to meet
Lastly, the discussion will include the process optimization and operational lessons learned during start-up and initial operation, followed by questions and answers.