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Aqua Innovations NuWay - Membrane System
We put the pieces together, so you don't have to.

Company Description:

AQUA Innovations provides turn-key, integrated solutions, tailored to fit the specific needs of each customer. In their words, “We put the pieces together, so you don’t have to.” As a provider of products and systems, AQUA is an integrator of key technologies in the Process, Industrial and Municipal markets. AQUA Innovations has the resources to utilize a variety of technologies when treating water, process or wastewater issues, allowing them to develop a creative solution to fit your needs. AQUA Innovations approach is to treat the whole facility as a unit, thereby designing a system that will tackle the entire problem, instead of just treating a symptom of it. And by designing, building, and servicing the systems they sell, they are also able to provide you with a single source of responsibility. When you have a question, you will know exactly whom to call.
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Technology Description:

The NuWay nutrient management system eases the pain of managing dairy manure with a liquid/solid partitioning system that reduces storage and hauling costs, and minimizes odors. The NuWay system is cost-effective, environmentally compliant, customizable to any dairy operation and provides 24/7 monitoring and support from AQUA Innovations.

 

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Aqua Innovations NuWay

655 3rd St., Suite 100

Beloit, WI 53511

USA

262-736-4211

 

Technology Type

  • UF Membrane

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Concentrated Nutrients

Problem

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorous
  • Storage
  • Pathogens
  • GHG

Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Ultra-Filtration (UF) Membrane Based Nutrient Removal technologies can be used to reduce both suspended and dissolved solids depending on location specific requirements:

  • Produces low nutrient irrigation water and marketable products when paired with other technologies
  • Always produce a stream leaving membrane and stream rejected by membrane
  • Membranes of various size: Micro-filtration, Ultra-Filtration and Nano-Filtration each allowing various sized particles through the membrane
  • Depending on the membrane, effective pre-treatment to remove coarse, fibrous solids as well as fine suspended solids are important to system viability and reliability
  • Membrane failure and high pressure/energy costs can be a concern
  • Proven technology for nitrogen recovery, phosphorous recovery, and pathogen reduction.

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Membrane Based Nutrient Removal technologies:

  • Produces recycled water and marketable products when paired with other technologies
  • Always produce a stream leaving membrane and stream rejected by membrane
  • Membranes of various size: Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis—each allowing various sized particles through the membrane
  • Reverse Osmosis required to remove salts and achieve water suitable for discharge
  • Effective pre-treatment to remove coarse, fibrous solids as well as fine suspended solids are important to system viability and reliability
  • Membrane failure and high pressure/energy costs can be a concern 

 

Aqua Innovations is currently operating their system on a dairy site in the Northwest and will soon be live with other projects in the Midwest. Newtrient will continue to work with Aqua Innovations to further refine the cost and performance information as more information comes in with new commercial dairy installations. Newtrient has not assigned a 9-Point score at this time.

Comments added 01/26/2017

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