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Biofilters, Biotricklers, Biogas and Organics

Solutions for Your Odor Control Needs

VOCs, HAPs and H2S Removal

Biorem offers a variety of engineered solutions to treat a wide range of air emission abatement needs. Whether you are looking for a solution to treat odors at a municipal plant, remove volatile organic compounds from an industrial facility or condition a biogas stream from an agricultural or landfill site, we have a proven solution to meet your air emission control requirements.

At the heart of each of these solutions is one of Biorem’s unique engineered media(s), Biosorbens®, XLD or LWE which all come with a 10 year guarantee.

BIOFILTERS

Biorem offers biological solutions for the removal of odors, H2S, VOCs and HAPs. Our systems can treat air flows from as little as 100 cfm to greater than 500,000 cfm of air and are available in many sizes, configurations, and options from our smaller integrated modular units to our larger custom designed field erected system. Biorem’s biofilters utilize our patented inorganic permanent media Biosorbens® and XLD® which both carry a 10 year warranty.

Applications

  • Wastewater treatment plants:
  • Head works, grit removal, bar screens, Lift Stations
  • Clarifiers, Aeration basins
  • Biosolids management (Dewatering, Digestion, Storage, Drying, Composting)
  • Septage
  • Total odor applications
  • High level organic sulfer
  • Indoor applications requiring prefabricated units for ease of installation
  • Organics processing (Compost, Anaerobic Digestion)
  • Rendering plants
  • Agribusiness
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Surface Coatings
  • Petrochemical

 

Features  Benefits
Custom Units Units are built to the specific need and requirements of our clients to ensure optimal performance and satisfaction with every installation
Permanent Media(s) Biosorbens® and XLD are an engineered, permanent media(s) that will not break down or compact and are guaranteed for 10 years. Advanced design and superior performance of both Biosorbens® and XLD allow for shorter retention times and footprint reduction
Superior Performance Greater than 99% H2S removal and more than 90% total odor removal. 1 OU at Property Boundary designs available
Low cost installation Modular units are factory assembled reducing on-site installation costs
Flexible Vessel Options Options on our modular units include 304 or 316 stainless steel, FRP & Rigid Geon® Vinyl, HDPE
Larger field erected units are constructed with reinforced, corrosion resistant ternary-blend concrete which is guaranteed against corrosion for 10 years.

BIOTRICKLING FILTERS

Biorem’s Biotrickling Filters are designed for demanding applications of high concentrations of H2S or other water soluble compounds. We offer a range of structures and random packed medias to suit the specifics of your particular application.

Simple to operate, these systems are robust and effective for a variety of applications:


Applications

  • High H2S
  • Methanol, MEK, Acetates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Ammonia (NH3) Removal
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Head Works
  • Grit Removal
  • Bar Screens
  • Pumping Stations
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Biogas and Landfill Applications
  • Industrial Applications for VOC Removal
  • Roughing Filter
Feature Benefit
Small Footprint Reduced footprint due to vertical design and lower EBRT due to efficiency of the synthetic medias
Low Life Cycle Costs The ultra efficient design and synthetic media gives our biotrickling filters the lowest life cycle and operation costs
Energy Savings The unit is designed with the media to have a low pressure drop which in turn means a lowers static pressure drop across the unit, ultimately saving money
Environmentally Friendly  No harmful or costly chemicals are used

MULTI-STAGE SYSTEMS

Complex odors associated with various municipal wastewater treatment processes can be difficult to treat.  That is why Biorem offers a robust and cost effective approach by combining our biotrickling filters and biofilter technologies.  The first stage consists of a customizable biotrickling filter that is used as a roughing scrubber to remove elevated hydrogen sulfide concentrations, allowing the second stage biofilter to concentrate on the more difficult organic sulfides and VOCs.

Applications

  • Total Odor Removal
  • Elevated Inlet H2S Air Stream
  • Headworks
  • Bar Screens
  • Biosolids Management
  • Grit Removal
  • Pumping Stations
  • Industrial Applications for VOC Removal
Features  Benefits
Handles difficult applications Our dual stage systems can handle the most difficult air stream applications, providing long term consistent total odor removal
Variety of Reactor Types Can be constructed using a variety of material types to meet budgets, delivery requirements and plant aesthetics
Media The engineered mineral based media is homogenous and uniform in shape, providing consistent performance with less maintenance when compared to other media
Water recirculation system Reduces wastewater generation and water consumption
Automated Controls Operator friendly and compatible with most SCADA systems
Dual Stage Handles peak variations, shock loads and process upset with ease

Biogas Solutions

Untreated, contaminants found in biogas can cause significant, costly and irreversible damage to downstream equipment, resulting in an increase in costs due to repair, replacement and downtime. Biorem offers a proven, cost effective line of biogas conditioning systems designed to protect your equipment from the damaging effects caused by H2S, siloxanes and VOCs typically found in sewage, digesters or landfill gas. With increased knowledge of the need for energy independence and for the development of sustainable energy sources, biogas emissions can be converted to a valuable source of alternate energy.


WHAT WE OFFER

• Low operation and maintenance costs
• High reliability and system availability>98%
• Strategic business partnerships
• Worldwide resources
• Biorem ‘s strong reputation for delivering custom solutions

Applications

  • Municipal Wastewater
  • Industrial Wastewater
  • Landfills
  • Agriculture

Complete Gas Analysis

Biorem offers sampling and gas analysis services to determine the exact composition of your gas stream, ensuring you are getting the right treatment for you needs.

Engineering

Biorem is able to provide a full range of services including feasibility studies, custom designs, start-up, commissioning and operational support

Service

Biorem is committed to ensuring your biogas project is handled professionally from start up to completion. We offer a variety of long-term service contracts, ranging from complete operation of the system to yearly gas sampling and recommendation reports.
Biogas Conditioning

A typical Biogas treatment consists of the following:

• Hydrogen sulfide removal
• Moisture removal
• Siloxane removal
• VOC removal

Benefits

• Increase potential revenue from your gas stream  (electrical, heat, gas)
• Reduced emissions
• Meets gas quality targets
• Improves the economics of facility operation
• Reduces operations and maintenance costs
• Reduces equipment downtime
• Increases the longevity of downstream equipment

*NEW* Ultrafiltration Solutions

Biorem’s ultrafiltration membranes offer important advantages over conventional filtration. These include an absolute barrier to pathogens, ability to treat a wide range of water sources and high tolerance for changes in feed water quality. Our membranes have a tight pore size and highly uniform pore structure.  This provides superior control of all microbial contaminants including viruses, bacteria and parasites. It also reduces suspended solids content to less than 0.01 micron.  Our systems operate in a dead-end, outside-in mode similar to conventional filtration. Benefits to our customers include high water recovery, consistent water quality, low operating cost and peace of mind.     

We offer membranes in two chemistries.  Our NIPS (Non-solvent Induced Phase Separation) membranes are asymmetric, are made from a highly hydrophilic PVDF chemistry, and deliver low fouling rates and low pressure drop. Our TIPS (Thermally Induced Phase Separation) membranes have highly uniform symmetric pores, and are five times stronger than NIPS membranes.  This results in very high flux, long life and low maintenance requirements.  Customer can choose the chemistry that suits his needs, as both are available in three standard module sizes.  

The dead-end operation achieves very high recovery as all water fed during the filtration cycle is recovered as product. Periodic backwash using treated water dislodges solids accumulated in pores. This is followed by air flush of the outside surfaces to dislodge suspended solids sticking to the surface.  A water wash then removes these solids from the modules.  Chemically enhanced cleaning, in which a chemical is added to the backwash water, is also implemented to dissolve biofilm and colloidal solids in membrane pores. The modules are installed vertically to permit air flush and integrity test.   

 Modules are standardized to facilitate use as replacement in many existing systems.  Biorem can also custom make modules to fit a specific project, if the size of the project justifies it. Modules are available in three lengths, each in a 0.225 m diameter to simplify installation. Product brochures are available upon request. 

Biorem’s Ultrafiltration Products Portfolio 

Module  Surface
Area, m
2 
Length, mm  NIPS Maximum
Capacity, m3/d 
TIPS Maximum
Capacity, 
m3/d 
KM 8060  60  2130  173  216 
KM 8054  54  1860  156  194 
KM 8078  78  2360  225  281 

 Biorem’s ultrafiltration products are being used in a large number of applications.  These range from drinking water, seawater desalination, sewage treatment, water recovery, and industrial processes such as power generation and mineral processing.

Organics & Anaerobic Digestion

Biorem has met the challenge in developing the next-generation of biological odor control systems for high profile applications. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, our team of engineers and technicians can help tailor a solution for your particular needs. Whether you need to retrofit existing equipment or design a new greenfield facility, we have the resources to make your project a success.

Composting facilities and anaerobic digestion of organics produce odors from a variety of processes. Biorem takes an integrated approach, working closely with your process to provide an optimized solution.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Custom designed biological solutions
  • Energy efficient systems
  • High Efficiency Odor Destruction (>95%, 1 OU property boundary designs)
  • Reduced Footprints
  • Low Operating Costs
  • Engineered Media (10 year warranty)

What sources can be treated?

  • Receiving Areas
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pre-treatment and Sorting
  • Active and Passive Composting
  • Digesters
  • Screening

ENGINEERED MEDIA

OUR UNIQUE MEDIA

Biorem is the leader in developing high performance, permanent filter media products. Biosorbens®, was brought to market 10 years ago as the first permanent biofilter media in North America and with it, Biorem has achieved recognized leadership in biofilter installations.

Today, Biorem continues to develop and commercialize top performing, proprietary filter media to provide the treatment of an ever widening array of air emissions. Biorem has expanded its product offering to include two new filter medias: XLD and LWE, which have higher performance efficiency, are more light-weight than Biosorbens® and are demonstrating strong customer acceptance.

The medias are engineered to exacting specifications, ensuring predictable and consistent performance in every application. Specifically designed for maximum removal efficiencies of odorous compounds, Biorem’s medias are all backed by a performance warranty.

 

biosorbens circle black borderBIOSORBENS®

A top performing, engineered inorganic permanent biofilter media which delivers consistent performance over the life of the media. BIOSORBENS® is ideal for applications where total odor removal is required. It is guaranteed to perform and carries a 10 year warranty.

 

 

LWE circle black borderLWE®

The uniform and homogenous nature of this non-biodegradable media ensures even water distribution and superior predictable performance. The fluid nature of this media allows for easy installation and assumes the shape of the container. This property minimizes un-wanted voids and allows for uniform media distribution throughout the vessel.

 

 

xld circle black borderXLD®

A high performance engineered biofiltration media specifically designed for biosolids applications where the removal of high odor, low H2S and reduced sulfur compounds are critical. Total odor removal efficiencies of up to 99% can be achieved in 30 seconds and greater than 95% in 20 seconds or less, allowing XLD to achieve higher total odor removal in less than half the time of conventional inorganic biofiltration  medias. XLD’s short retention times and lightweight design allows for small footprints and unique bed configurations to meet specific site requirements.