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October 2011
Wastewater: Turning Bacteria into Beneficial Material
Korbel Champagne Cellars installs sustainable wastewater system that saves energy and reduces operating costs.
by John Intardonato
The historic Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, California has updated its 20-year-old wastewater pond with a bioreactor system that will not only reward it with a $40,000-a-year energy savings but a permanent supply of nutritious organic matter for its vineyards. The system, which began operation in August, is designed to salvage wastewater biological oxygen demand (BOD) contaminants by increasing oxygen transfer as much as five times over the winery’s older system. Because of thi...
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