Constructed Wetlands Purify Wine Cellar’s Wastewater

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WINERY WASTEWATER

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ECONOMICAL

Water is saved & reused • Bacteria was developed to replace costly lime • Sludge used towards 200 tons of compost/yr
• Water is saved due to water recovery, which is also boosted by a greater understanding of water recovery percentage and the bio-sanitation approach
• Affordable bacteria replace the necessity for costly lime supplements.
• Particles that do not dissolve in the water drains out once the water goes through the Delta Separator and the sediment is used in the farm's compost. The farm makes about 200 tons of compost per year.

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APPEAL • ECO-TOURISM

A picnic area was inspired • Careful wetland construction contributes to the existing landscape.

The Wastewater Bioremediation Plant improves this farm's efforts towards Sustainable Production

Winery Wastewater Treatment through the use of Wetlands, a Bioreactor and Bioremediation. Dekker Biotech, South Africa
Constructed Wetland at  the wine cellar

Constructed wetlands with enzymes and bacteria in a joint operation with a Compact Bioreactor purifies all this wine producer's wastewater while saving through water reuse and the elimination of municipal wastewater management.

In the context that Wine Production requires between 5l to 8l water for every one litre of wine produced, the necessity for water recovery and sustainable wastewater treatment is clear.

Winery Wastewater Treatment through the use of Wetlands, a Bioreactor and Bioremediation. Dekker Biotech, South Africa
Compact bio-treatment of winery effluent

The wetlands created an opportunity for Eco-tourism

• The wetlands and the ability to reuse the water for garden irrigation sparked the development of a picnic area.
• Careful wetland construction ensures a positive contribution to the existing landscape as well as the prevention of soil pollution due to premature leaching of effluent. There are three wetlands of about 50 m long and 2 m broad. Where necessary the wetlands with natural vegetation are fitted with plastic to prevent leaching before water filtration is complete.

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Project published in the Landbou Weekblad

Article excerpt of Winery Wastewater Treatment through the use of Wetlands and Bacteria or Bioremediation. Dekker Biotech, South Africa

Source:  Vleilande suiwer wynkelder se water as published in the May 2014 edition of Landbou Weekblad magazine.  VIEW MAGAZINE ABSTRACT

"The cellar's water first flows through two wetlands with reeds and papyrus, then through 'n wetland consisting of natural vegetation..."

Pictures:  Careful construction of two Papyrus & Reed Wetlands at this South African farm.

THE WINERY WASTEWATER SYSTEM EXPLAINED: 

Excerpt from the Landbou Weekblad Article...

Article excerpt of Winery Wastewater System through the use of Wetlands and Bioremediation. Dekker Biotech, South Africa

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