An onsite mobile Pilot demonstration of a new Advanced Oxidation Process (Biperliminate™) was used to successfully treat landfill leachate in Alberta
New technologies are solving water problems quickly and more efficiently, reducing the cost for companies. With new technologies, new wastewaters, and new regulations however, the application, the parameters of the treatment method, including best ROI, and the most appropriate equipment for your particular water, is best determined at the lab or pilot scale before a full-scale production system can be designed and built.
The custom research plan is an excellent vehicle to optimize the new treatment method. The contract pilot saves on long term cost and maintenance of the final system and proves it will work over influent variations. Sometimes recycling of resources is possible and found to be cost effective in the pilot.
Our chemists and wastewater engineers are experienced at piloting and determining the most efficient process.
Our pilot AOP treatment system mounted on a trailer destroys phenol leachate at an Alberta landfill
We have conducted contract research on the following technologies:
- Ultrafiltration/Reverse Osmosis (UF/RO) for the removal of heavy metals from seawaters and contaminants for hazardous wastewater recycling, and from mining wastewaters
- Physiochemical separation (Precipitation, pH adjustment and/or polymer/flocculant addition for coagulation and settling/filtration of difficult-to-treat wastewaters);
- Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) remediation of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) for dairy farm with biofuel reactor
- Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) for the elimination of refractory and toxic organic chemicals in landfill leachate and legacy industrial sites
Mobile Production Biperliminate™ System installed at Roger’s Pass in Glacier National Park during Oct ‘20. 16 Batches of ground water contaminated with Diesel Fuel, BTEX, PAH and toxic metals were remediated to the BC Freshwater Aquatic Life Standard
Biperliminate™ -A Proven, Powerful and Very Low-Cost Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) for hard-to-treat toxins in Wastewater
Many wastewater treatment methods, e.g. biological/20 treatment or Granular Activated Charcoal, simply dilute or collect and relocate hard-to-treat (refractory) toxins in wastewater. Other methods are hazardous to the environment and/or expensive, e.g. incineration, or deep-well injection. AOPs are now able to destroy refractory toxins on-site without their release to the environment.
Bi Pure Water, a custom water treatment system design and manufacturing company headquartered in Surrey BC, Canada, has developed a very powerful, low-cost AOP, called Biperliminate™, that has been proven at the Pilot and Production level for the remediation of several different municipal landfill leachates (rainwater percolating through landfills) contaminated with refractory organics (Phenols, Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons-PAHs, BTEX, PFOA and petroleum hydrocarbons). It has also been tested at a municipal secondary treatment plant and at a brownfield site for ground water contaminated with PAHs, BTEX as well as toxic Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). Finally, our first PRODUCTION Biperliminate™ system has been installed at Roger’s Pass in Glacier National Park (BC) and has been proven to remediate ground water contaminated with heavy metals, DIESEL FUEL and its toxic impurities (BTEX, PAHs). Its effluent has regularly attained the strictest discharge standard in Canada, i.e. the BC Freshwater Aquatic Life Standard. All of the metals that are a serious problem in many wastewaters, e.g. Lead, Chromium, Copper, Arsenic, Cadmium are removed by 80-90% or better even with ONLY a 1-micron filter downstream of the Biperliminate™ Module (see graph).
Biperliminate™ readily destroys a very wide range of toxins using a proprietary oxidant mixture and an electrical system. The process is SELECTIVE for most toxic compounds, i.e. those with the most effect on human health, i.e. those that are partially soluble, particularly toxic and/or of high molecular weight. The selectivity of the process allows it to cost-effectively treat highly concentrated wastes for which other non-selective processes would be prohibitively expensive.
Initial Markets for Biperliminate™:
- Hazardous Waste sites
- Pharmaceutical Waste
- Municipal Landfill Leachate
- Refineries and Chemical plants (substantial cost reductions)
- Municipal wastewater plants before or after biological treatment
- Mining and other wastes containing toxic metals
For all of the above-mentioned markets, Biperliminate™ will rapidly and effectively destroy the widest range of target refractory toxins as compared to competing methods, yet at a much lower cost.
Typical Operating Costs (OPEX): $0.30 – $0.90 per m3
Typical Capital Costs (CAPEX): $300 – $600 per m3 per day
The OPEX of Biperliminate™ is therefore in the same range as secondary (20) biological treatment. However, Biperliminate™ systems occupy a footprint at least 50 TIMES SMALLER than biological systems. Also, it is at least 10 TIMES LESS EXPENSIVE in CAPEX than 20 treatment which does not even treat the refractory compounds and toxic metals so readily destroyed/removed by this particularly effective, very safe and environmentally friendly and low-cost technology.
Biperliminate’s™ OPEX is at least 5 to 10 times less expensive than competing AOPs such as Ozone and UV/Peroxide for refractory toxins and those technologies are NOT effective at Toxic Metals removal. Biperliminate™ is also much more effective than ozone to destroy most refractory compounds, e.g. BTEX, PFOA and Phenol. The OPEX is EVEN LOWER than Activated Carbon, at ~$1.00-2.00 per m3, and Biperliminate™ destroys the toxins while Activated Carbon only RELOCATES them, usually to landfills where they re-enter the environment when the landfill is rained on. Overall, Biperliminate™ is by far the least expensive and most effective AOP, it is very safe and environmentally friendly, and it outcompetes all other methods of toxin destruction in cost, safely and footprint.