Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) – As a consequence of the ongoing need to conserve water, the concentration of contaminants in winery process waste streams is increasing. To ensure our systems can process these increased loadings, while still maintaining a small footprint, Lyve Systems is now including a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) as the first stage in the treatment process. The MBBR represents a different spectrum in advanced wastewater treatment. In the MBBR process, biofilm grows attached on small carrier elements suspended in constant motion throughout the entire volume of the reactor and is constrained to the bioreactor through sieve arrangements at the reactor outlet. Advantages of the MBBR process include better oxygen transfer, shorter Hydraulic Residence Time (HRT), higher organic loading rates, and a larger surface area for mass transfer. In other words, an MBBR provides more efficient processing of concentrated effluent than would otherwise be possible.
Membrane Filtration – With the increasing need to reuse and recycle processed wastewater, Lyve Systems has included a final membrane polishing step. The physical barrier imposed by the membrane system provides a final filtration of the treated effluent. All of our new Lyve Systems models have obtained California Title 22 certification for water purity.
Controls – To ensure this simple process functions efficiently and reliably, Lyve Systems incorporates a smart, internet-based computer-controlled monitoring and management system.
Our smart web-based control and management systems provide unsurpassed reliability and ease of operation, allowing Lyve technicians to monitor and control the systems remotely.
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Company Founder Wayne August developed Lyve Systems specifically for winery applications, where producers face the challenges of very high biological oxygen-demand effluent. Though he and his family still reside in New Zealand, Wayne and his wife Nanette also have a residence here in Napa. Wayne has become a well-known fixture in the Napa Valley winery operations world. Lyve Systems’ enhanced biological digester is quickly becoming the industry standard in the environmentally progressive Napa Valley.