River Water Treatment
One of Australia’s largest wineries needed a water treatment plant to provide potable water for use throughout their wine processing and bottling facility at Glossop. Not only did the plant need to treat the historically high levels of organics and colloidal clays within the feed river water, it had to manage the variable blackwater levels that are influenced by rainfall, floods, drought, and farming activities, amongst others. The winery use, an average of 415 ML per annum of river water throughout the facility.
PROXA designed, supplied, delivered, commissioned and installed an upgrade that includes:
- A coagulation dosing system
- 2 x 1.5MLD Ultra Filtration skids
- An automated activated carbon system
- 3 x 500KL above-ground panal permeate tanks
- A pump skid and ultra violet system
HOW PROXA ADDED VALUE
PROXA’s experience in delivering turnkey projects within a short time frame, coupled with our local knowledge of the feed river water quality, meant that we were able to work closely with the client to achieve the winery’s long-term sustainability objectives. PROXA also carried out the associated construction and civil works and holds a service and maintenance contract.
- 3 MLD of potable water during vintage
- 1 MLD of potable during non-vintage
- Ultra Filtration (UF)
- Media Filtration (GAC – the removal of taste odor and colour)
- Ultra Violet (V)
- Brine treatment
A Blackwater event is a natural feature of lowland river systems and occurs during flooding when organic material is washed into the rivers. As this material dissolves carbon levels increase and oxygen levels decrease with catastrophic short-term consequences for fish, crustaceans and other organisms. PROXA’s water treatment solution manages these variable blackwater levels within the feed source maintaining product water to contractual standards.
Client: A MEMBER OF THE WINE INDUSTRY