Wine, Spirits and Brewing

We take care of the wastewater so you can get back to pouring your heart into your barrels and bottles.

Cheers to every drop that makes you money. (Leave the rest to us.)

Water is critical to the creation of fine wine, spirits and beers for both production and cleaning, but the differences between running a vineyard, taproom, or one of the world’s great distilleries are vast, as are the wastewater needs they present. Click the link below (or just scroll on) for the category that covers you best.

Did you know?

Between the godfather of all wineries in Sonoma and the largest of breweries in St. Louis, we have served some of the world’s great brands.

Beer

Crafting a great beer is part chemistry, part biology, and the experts know what it takes to do it right. That's how our business is, too.

Growing your brewery is an uphill climb…

…don’t drag your wastewater concerns up that hill with you. Maybe you’re a craft brewer, growing thanks to a loyal fanbase and a product you’re exceedingly proud of. Chances are, your municipal plant is worried about this growth, calling brewers like you “significant industrial users,” a label that comes with a price tag. Brewers are monitored, and accordingly billed to treat the organic and solid materials inherent in brewery effluent.

For other brewers, you dream about the simplicity of discharging to a municipal plant, but that is just not feasible due to geography. For you, a treatment system of your own is required for the byproducts, spent yeast, grains and trub all high in organic materials, nutrients and suspended solids.

Our wastewater experts can help you sort through the challenges to find the easy-to-use, low maintenance solutions that take the weight off your shoulders. Heck, maybe it’ll even give you a chance to kick back with a cold one of your own making.

Expand your treatment capacity, not your footprint

If you’re like many breweries, you’re beloved in your community except by the local wastewater treatment plant. Thanks to the byproducts of brewing great ales, lagers, stoats, pilsners and more, breweries are major contributors of organic loading to municipal plants used to more of a residential workload. You may already be paying substantial surcharges just for the privilege of being a “significant industrial user.”

You may think that you don’t have the space or money to cut your loading, but you also might not know of the BioPorts MBBR. With its HPDE media providing a perfect home for the bacteria that breaks down your organic loading, a BIoPorts MBBR can handle high-strength and highly-variable wastewater. It does so in a way that’s easy to run, low maintenance, and so efficient on space, it can fit in spaces you might never have considered wastewater treatment could fit.

Did you know?

Because the BioPorts media breaks up bubbles, low-maintenance coarse bubble aeration gets fine-bubble-level oxygen transfer efficiencies.

Look inside

BioPorts MBBR media has a proprietary design that maximizes durability and protected surfaces.

Case Study

Leeds, AL was wondering whether their tight site had the real estate to upgrade their treatment capacity. Then they met the BioPorts MBBR.

Get your dissolved oxygen more efficiently, more serviceably, more durably.

If you’ve got old existing aeration basins, let us help you make it work harder for you, rather than you working harder for it. How?

  • Our Matrix Plus membranes last longer, particularly in harsh meat processing wastewater, and help keep your system operating at its peak.
  • Our FlexAir diffusers optimize your air distribution to maximize your dissolved oxygen.
  • Our ModuleAir configurations offer access to your diffusers, even those at the bottom of a full basin.
  • Turn your existing activated sludge plant into a more efficient, reliable, and simpler system with BioPorts IFAS.

Not all aerated basins are created equal. Don’t replace your aeration without considering whether your system could work harder, more reliably, with less cost.

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FlexAir aeration comes in many forms, including disc, tube, panel, or even Streamline which integrates the diffuser into your piping for ultimate efficiency.

Did you know?

Membranes come into direct contact with wastewater’s harshest contaminants, and choosing the right material can be the difference between a system that lasts a month or a decade.

Case Study

More than a decade ago, Leprino Foods, globally one of the largest mozzarella makers, started taking EDI up on our Aeration for life™ promise.

Remove more solids (and even get reuse-ready)

Solids removal can help reduce your municipal treatment surcharges, and could be more economical than you might imagine. With the infini-D Zero-Downtime series of cloth filters, you’ll remove particles down to 5 microns in size, and thanks to our drum filter configuration, microbreweries with flows up to 380 L/min (100 GPM) have a more efficient, small footprint solution.

And because it’s part of the infini-D series of cloth filters, using our California Title 22-compliant cloth media, your wastewater will be one step closer to be ready for reuse. (Of course, whether you’re into the latest trend to make beer out of cleansed wastewater may vary, contact us if you’re intrigued.)

Did you know?

The infini-D cloth disk filter is flexible enough to be installed into concrete tanks, steel tanks, even specific pre-existing tankage.

Look inside

Only infini-D Zero-Downtime filters have individual effluent ports, the key to internal redundancy.

Case Study

Camp Verde, AZ’s little leaguers play on infini-D filtered wastewater, reused to irrigate the town’s baseball diamonds.

Keeping things equalized

Unless you’ve reached a scale of production that ensures your using the same amount of water, for the same purposes, every day, chances are an equalization tank can help. By holding and mixing several days’ or weeks’ water in the tank, you can bring down the peaks that cause the biggest surcharges from your municipal plant or cause bigger issues for your existing wastewater infrastructure thanks to feast and famine conditions.

The aeration in an equalization tank is not about treatment; it’s about mixing the wastewater, keeping solids from settling, and ensuring subsequent treatment processes don’t get overloaded one day and starved the next. This is where EDI’s CoarsAir coarse bubble shines; by providing superior mixing with the minimum in maintenance, it’ll keep your equalization tank mixed 

Look Inside

CoarsAir mixing comes in multiple forms, including our stainless Max, Wide-Band, Flex Cap, and Hex, so you’ll get the configuration that fits your needs and budget.

Did you know?

CoarsAir mixing can extend the life of your system by equalizing solids and loading and preventing sludge buildup.

Case Study

More than a decade ago, Leprino Foods, globally one of the largest mozzarella makers, started taking EDI up on our Aeration for life™ promise.

Wine

Great wines come from many techniques and varietals, but always require a skilled vintner. That's why we invite you to trust us with the liquids you won't be selling.

Don’t let wastewater spoil your winery’s sustainability (or guest experience).

We don’t just mean because of odors (though we can help with that, too). Treating wastewater is almost certainly not what drew you to the wine business. We provide sustainable, user-friendly, low O&M wastewater treatment systems that take your mind off discharge permits and back to the vine-to-glass process.

Expand your organic loading capacity, not your footprint

On days when you need your treatment plant, you really need it. The casks and bottles get filled up, but the rest of the liquids (and the water used in cleaning up afterward) are very high in organic material and nutrients that are dangerous to your local ecosystems and need to be removed before it can be discharged. 

You may think that you don’t have the space or money to cut that peak loading down to size, but you also might not know of the BioPorts MBBR. With its HPDE media providing a perfect home for the bacteria that breaks down your organic loading, a BioPorts MBBR can handle high-strength and highly-variable wastewater. It does so in a way that’s easy to run, low maintenance, and so efficient on space, it can fit in spaces you might never have considered wastewater treatment could fit.

Did you know?

Because the BioPorts media breaks up bubbles, low-maintenance coarse bubble aeration gets fine-bubble-level oxygen transfer efficiencies.

Look inside

BioPorts MBBR media has a proprietary design that maximizes durability and protected surfaces.

Case Study

Leeds, AL wondered whether their tight site had the real estate to upgrade their treatment capacity. Then they met the BioPorts MBBR.

Turn that pond into an easy, odor-free treatment plant.

Your wastewater lagoon may not just be the simplest route, it may be your best bet for meeting your limits. When optimized with optAER fine-bubble aeration and lagoon upgrades, you have a user-friendly, low maintenance treatment system that offers energy savings of 40-50% over mechanical aerators. The system’s storage capacity internally equalizes loading peaks and valleys while digesting your internal loading with minimal sludge production. Plus, that effective aeration, mixing, and resulting sludge management means you won’t need to worry about odors offending your visitors.

You might actually end up with a treatment plant so pretty, you’d consider putting it on your brochure.

Look Inside

optAER lagoons can be optimized using a range of tools in addition to fine-bubble aeration.

Did you know?

Adding aeration to a pond not only improves performance, but might actually save you expensive desludging.

Case Study

Stunning Waterton National Park in southern Alberta used optAER lagoon upgrades to produce cleaner water to irrigate a golf course.

Don’t lose your wastewater, reuse it!

Wastewater reuse is at the forefront of sustainability. and could be more economical than you might imagine. Why not turn your wastewater into free irrigation?

With the California Title 22-approved infini-D Zero-Downtime cloth filters, you’ll meet your turbidity requirements, remove particles down to 5 microns in size, and thanks to our drum filter configuration, even small wineries with flows below 380 L/min (100 GPM) have a more efficient, small footprint solution.

In addition, meet phosphorus limits of <0.1 mg/L with the infini-D Zero-Downtime Phosphorus Removal System, and you’ll never worry about your discharge permit’s phosphorus limit again.

Did you know?

The infini-D cloth disk filter is flexible enough to be installed into concrete tanks, steel tanks, even specific pre-existing tankage.

Look inside

Only infini-D Zero-Downtime filters have individual effluent ports, the key to internal redundancy.

Case Study

Camp Verde, AZ’s little leaguers play on infini-D filtered wastewater, reused to irrigate the town’s baseball diamonds.

Distilling

Whether you're making Kentucky's best bourbon or our next favorite Tequila, trust us to manage whatever you don't measure in shots.

You might have one shot—44.36 mL—to achieve everything your distillery has wanted… 

We know what that’s like. Thousands of customers rely on our technologies to be a user-friendly way to help them meet their regulatory limits, capturing contaminants measured in micrograms-per-liter (aka parts-per-billion, with a “b”). And we don’t let them slip away!

We know we have the proven technologies that are simple enough to operate that any distiller across the globe can meet their wastewater treatment targets without breaking the bank, all so you can focus on your spirits, losing yourself in the moment, owning the experiences your customers will have with your products. After all, the opportunity may come once in a lifetime.

Expand your treatment capacity, not your footprint.

Your local wastewater treatment plant may love your products, but not your plant. Thanks to the byproducts of making mash, fermentation, cleaning, and the many parts of your process that make all the difference (and produce a little wastewater), distilleries are major contributors of organic loading to municipal plants, who may already be billing you with substantial surcharges just for the pleasure of sending them your high organic loading.

You may think that you don’t have the space or money to cut that down, but you also might not know of the BioPorts MBBR. With its HPDE media providing a perfect home for the bacteria that breaks down your organic loading, a BIoPorts MBBR can handle high-strength and highly-variable wastewater. It does so in a way that’s easy to run, low maintenance, and so efficient on space, it can fit in spaces you might never have considered wastewater treatment could fit.

Did you know?

Because the BioPorts media breaks up bubbles, low-maintenance coarse bubble aeration gets fine-bubble-level oxygen transfer efficiencies.

Look inside

BioPorts MBBR media has a proprietary design that maximizes durability and protected surfaces.

Case Study

Leeds, AL was wondering whether their tight site had the real estate to upgrade their treatment capacity. Then they met the BioPorts MBBR.

Turn that pond into an easy, odor-free treatment plant.

Your wastewater lagoon may not just be the simplest route, it may be your best bet for meeting your limits. When optimized with optAER fine-bubble aeration and lagoon upgrades, you have a user-friendly, low maintenance treatment system whose storage capacity internally equalizes loading peaks and valleys, while digesting your internal loading with minimal sludge production.

Plus, you won’t worry about odors offending visitors or employees, thanks to effective aeration, mixing, and resulting sludge management. You might actually end up with a treatment plant so pretty, you’d consider putting it on your brochure.

Look Inside

optAER lagoons can be optimized using a range of tools in addition to fine-bubble aeration.

Did you know?

Adding aeration to a pond not only improves performance, but might actually save you expensive desludging.

Case Study

Stunning Waterton National Park in southern Alberta used optAER lagoon upgrades to produce cleaner water to irrigate a golf course.

Remove more solids (and even get reuse-ready).

Solids removal can help reduce your municipal treatment surcharges, and could be more economical than you might imagine. With the infini-D Zero-Downtime series of cloth filters, you’ll remove particles down to 5 microns in size, and thanks to our drum filter configuration, small distilleries with flows up below 380 L/min (100 GPM) have a more efficient, small footprint solution.

And because it’s part of the infini-D series of cloth filters, using our California Title 22-compliant cloth media, your wastewater will be one step closer to be ready for reuse. (Of course, whether you’re into the latest trend to make spirits out of cleansed wastewater may vary, contact us if you’re intrigued.)

Did you know?

The infini-D cloth disk filter is flexible enough to be installed into concrete tanks, steel tanks, even specific pre-existing tankage.

Look inside

Only infini-D Zero-Downtime filters have individual effluent ports, the key to internal redundancy.

Case Study

Camp Verde, AZ’s little leaguers play on infini-D filtered wastewater, reused to irrigate the town’s baseball diamonds.

Keeping things equalized.

Unless you’ve reached a scale of production that ensures your using the same amount of water, for the same purposes, every day, chances are an equalization tank can help. By holding and mixing several days’ or weeks’ water in the tank, you can bring down the peaks that cause the biggest surcharges from your municipal plant or cause bigger issues for your existing wastewater infrastructure thanks to feast and famine conditions.

The aeration in an equalization tank is not about treatment; its about mixing the wastewater, keeping solids from settling, and ensuring subsequent treatment process don’t get overloaded one day and starved the next. This is where EDI’s CoarsAir coarse bubble shines; by providing superior mixing with the minimum in maintenance, it’ll keep your equalization tank mixed 

Look Inside

CoarsAir mixing comes in multiple forms, including our stainless Max, Wide-Band, Flex Cap, and Hex, so you’ll get the configuration that fits your needs and budget.

Did you know?

CoarsAir mixing can extend the life of your system by equalizing solids and loading and preventing sludge buildup.

Case Study

More than a decade ago, Leprino Foods, globally one of the largest mozzarella makers, started taking EDI up on our Aeration for life™ promise.

Polish your effluent and achieve ultra-low Phosphorus or Nitrate levels.

If you’re discharging environmentally, there’s a good chance phosphorus limits are in your future (if not your present reality); after all, its a key contributor to algae overgrowth and resulting dead zones in our lakes and oceans. In many jurisdictions, phosphorus limits as low as 50 micrograms (0.05 mg/L) are becoming the norm, and how are individual distilleries supposed to meet that? We have an answer.

With Blue PRO® reactive filtration, you can meet phosphorus and metals limits down to microgram-per-liter levels previously thought untouchable, and best of all its built on an easy-to-use platform that delivers excellent solids polishing and is California Title 22-approved for reuse-quality wastewater. Likewise with Blue Nite biological denitrification, which enables you to polish effluent total nitrogen or nitrate levels, while being built on the same Centra-flo continuous-backwash upflow sand filter platform as Blue PRO.

Did you know?

Blue PRO meets the lowest-known municipal Phosphorus limit in North America.

Look inside

The proven Centra-flo continuous-backwash upflow sand filter is the perfect platform on which to base Blue PRO reactive filtration.

Case Study

For almost a decade, Marlborough, MA has used Blue PRO to meet Phosphorus limits of <0.07 mg/L—without breaking the bank.

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Brent Weber

Brent Weber

Industrial Sales Manager

Brent Weber is EDI and Nexom's Industrial Sales Manager. He started at EDI in 2014 and provides support to engineering consultants and industrial clients looking for proven and cost-effective wastewater technologies. Brent has experience working with all types of industrial water and is passionate about providing reliable and robust technology solutions for wastewater treatment.

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