Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning

Biowater Technology (BWT) is pleased to announce the Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning (CFIC®) biological process to enhance the capacity for a given footprint and to reduce energy and costs, while improving effluent quality.

Water treatment is a global challenge as 1.7 million people die annually from diseases related to polluted water and 1.1 billion people have no access to drinking water. New technology and design, treating municipal and industrial wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, irrigation, industry, and other applications will increase available water resources and save costs associated with water treatment and supply.

BWT’s CFIC process is an enhanced way to improve effluent water quality and address the need for cost-effective reuse of water. The CFIC biofilm reactor process consists of highly packed biofilm carriers upon which biofilm proliferates and degrades water-borne pollutants. At the same time, CFIC improves pollutant removal rates significantly compared with widely used activated sludge and MBBR solutions.

"The low footprint, combined with Biowater’s approach to process design, makes this far more versatile than existing solutions, making it very suitable for a wide range of existing municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and industrial wastewater needs," says Jon G. Siljudalen, CTO at BWT. This is a unique approach, which will reduce cost and at the same time improve effluent quality.

In order to treat wastewater conventionally, municipalities and industry use enormous resources including capital expenditures on large treatment facilities, consumption of electrical energy, consumption of chemicals, while producing waste sludge that may not provide reusable resources. Biowater’s CFIC technology will reduce energy consumption for MBBR plants by up to 50% and even more for conventional activated sludge plants.

Typical wastewater sources with value for water reuse are: storm water, industry, agriculture and dilution water, among others. BWT’s CFIC process has proven to be an effective and well-documented solution for treatment of wastewater and a cost-effective way to generate effluent quality fit for reuse applications.