SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the North American biological wastewater treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Baswood Corporation with the 2017 Technology Innovation Award. Baswood utilizes proven fixed-film, fixed-media wastewater treatment solutions by sequencing technologies in a unique way. Baswood received two patents—for its Aerobic/Anaerobic Integrated Media System (AIMS) and its Dry Cycle Aerobic/Anaerobic Digestion (DCAD) solution, which is used in the AIMS— that form the basis of its products.
Originally designed to treat municipal secondary solids more efficiently, Baswood’s uniquely sequenced design quickly caught the attention of leading soft drink companies. Baswood’s current installations employ proven aerobic biological processes that consistently manage high strength loading typically found in beverage plants. Baswood was selected for this award because their system effectively treats wastewater within a significantly smaller energy footprint and, ultimately, much lower operating costs. The systems based on these innovative processes are thus able to provide customers with a strong return on investment (ROI).
“What particularly impresses Frost & Sullivan is that together, the processes are able to overcome the major challenges of chemical and energy use, sludge management, and lack of operation ease that currently hamper the industry,” said Sharath Thirumalai, Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
Baswood offers two products addressing different markets:
- BioViperTM, which serves processing industries. BioViper™ is suitable for treatment of food and dairy processing wastewater.
- BioVoreTM, for municipal customers. It is ideal for digestion of secondary biosolids from the municipal wastewater treatment process.
“Frost & Sullivan appreciates that the Baswood systems occupy a small physical footprint, which is possible due to vertical configuration of treatment zones, and…