Cambrian partners with brewery to eliminate wastewater trucking challenges

May 13, 2021

Cambrian, a commercial provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions and The Florida Brewery, the second oldest brewery still in operation in Florida, recently announced a new partnership that will utilize Cambrian’s BlueCycle MBR technology to eliminate existing high strength wastewater disposal systems and reduce carbon dioxide output by an estimated 254 metric tons per year while yielding a significant annual cost savings.

Cambrian’s BlueCycle MBR (membrane bioreactor) will remove >99% of contaminants from The Florida Brewery’s daily output of 34 million gallons per year of wastewater, enabling the company to discharge the treated water directly to the city sewer instead of trucking it off site. By eliminating the need for outside high strength wastewater disposal systems, the BlueCycle MBR significantly improves The Florida Brewery’s bottom line while ensuring they hit compliance and environmental goals. 

The BlueCycle MBR is an aerobic digester that combines state-of-the-art aeration, robust membrane filtration and a dynamically integrated controls architecture to remove contaminants from wastewater streams, enabling water reuse consistent with Title 22 reuse quality water.

“Our systems are designed to protect valuable natural resources with efficiencies built in that require less energy,” said Jen Huang, Cambrian’s vice president of research and development. Cambrian’s system will be built from the ground-up with implementation scheduled for as early as Fall 2021.

“We are a trailblazer in our industry — from the products we produce to how we produce them,” said Stacy Oakley, chief financial officer of The Florida Brewery. “Cambrian’s technology will make our processes much more efficient and environmentally friendly, which is good news for our customers, our company and the State of Florida.”

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