Biological wastewater treatment system commercially launched

Honeywell's UOP XCeed bioreactor system, based on the company’s immobilized cell bioreactor technology, helps industrial, manufacturing, and groundwater remediation facilities meet contaminant removal specifications for wastewater discharge or reuse. UOP's commercial launch of this technology follows more than 50 successful installations.

The integrated treatment process can be delivered as a modular system and incorporates mixed-media support for immobilized bio-catalysts, or microbes. A biological ecosystem enables longer biomass retention time and results in highly efficient biological oxygen demand (BOD) removal with low sludge production. The system has a relatively simple mechanical design that minimizes energy consumption and required operator attention. 

"Manufacturers globally are subject to stricter wastewater regulations and fees, which creates a need for more cost-effective treatment solutions that meet regulatory requirements and more stringent internal treatment standards," said Mike Millard, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell's UOP catalysts, adsorbents and specialties business.  

Range of applications

UOP's XCeed bioreactor system is suitable for food and beverage, chemical and textile manufacturing, groundwater remediation, and refinery and petrochemical applications.