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Unlocking a waste-to-value opportunity for a premium brand cellar.

Proxa installed wastewater treatment system at Rupert and Rothschild

THE CHALLENGE

Rupert & Rothschild required a wastewater treatment system that could recycle, reuse and create value-added by-products from their winery effluent in a sustainable manner.

OUR SOLUTION

Using state-of-the-art bio-engineering and separation technology, PROXA developed a custom-engineered system that produces irrigation quality water and a composting by-product for reuse as vineyard soil conditioner from cellar effluent.

HOW PROXA ADDED VALUE

Using our in-house Research & Development (R&D) facilities with pilot scale bioreactors, we were able to prove the process prior to full-scale operation. This unrivalled process development capability is just one way in which PROXA adds value beyond client expectation.

FEED WATER

  • Cellar/winery effluent

PRODUCT WATER

  • Irrigation water
  • TSoil conditioner

PERFORMANCE TARGET

  • Full compliance with legislative water standards.

PROCESS

  • biological treatment

PROCESS INNOVATIONS

Flexibility was key to the success of this project. As part of our R&D we ensured that the biological treatment system could adapt to seasonal variations in winery effluent flow rates and pollution loads with innovative operation modes.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

PROXA will oversee the plant through the wine farm’s first harvest. Thereafter we will skill local personnel with the necessary knowledge to take over operations. Compliance with the relevant environmental standards will remain a priority throughout the project’s lifespan.


Client: Rupert & Rothschild

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