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What is Winery Wastewater?

What is Winery Wastewater?

Wine making is one of the foremost and fastest growing industries in Australia, and by its shear volume it tends to produce a huge amount of wastewater. Most of this winery wastewater is generated from the processes of wine production – during the crushing process, from water used for cleaning and sanitation, from spillage and from washing the newly harvested grapes, prior to crushing. Tank washing and clean-in-place can also produce tremendous amounts of wastewater.

That’s not all, after crushing grapes, there is also a large number of stems, pulps and seeds that join the wastewater in the system. These solid particles must be captured and removed from the system, so that the treatment process does not become overloaded, so it allows the wineries to turn the organic materials into fertilisers. Out of this waste, wineries can also create new revenue streams, when the captured by-products are treated and then sold to secondary producers.

Winery wastewater contain pollutants, such as pathogenic microorganisms, nitrogen and phosphorous, heavy metals, hydro carbons, endocrine disruptors and organic matter. Many of water related infections, such as typhoid fever, cholera, diarrhea, etc. are brought about by these disease-causing microorganisms in wastewater. Therefore, it’s important the waster be treated correctly.

After the grapes are harvested comes the peak production time. During these periods, wine makers are trying hard to deal with inefficient or limited wastewater treatment, including odour issues from storage ponds, lands for dispersal, expensive hauling fees, along with pollution and environmental issues.

Winery Wastewater

If you are looking for a company that can assist you in your winery wastewater treatment project, By-Jas Engineering offers to provide you with the following:

  • a chemical free, biological, natural system
  • a strong system that is able to withstand load variations
  • reduced capital and operating costs
  • a simple and easy to run and low maintenance system and
  • quick re-start after seasonal shutdown, with biomass regrowth, only in 24 to 48 hours.

We can help you save lots of money, with our winery wastewater treatment system, while reducing your environmental impact, through conservation of energy and the removal of chemicals. With this, you can become confident that the winery wastewater, from your wine making procedure is within compliance regulations.

Moreover, our winery wastewater treatment system can help in eliminating or reducing the requirement for costly pond dredging. And, with water reclamation becoming more and more important everywhere, we can assist you in recycling water in an effective and timely manner.

By-Jas Engineering designs and installs the most effective winery wastewater treatment plants available. We will provide you with our advance products, services and expertise to help you and our other customers improve the way you treat, process, and manage winery wastewater. Also, we can produce a system, whatever is the size of your winery and build a completely new plant or install modified parts or equipment to your existing system.

Let By-Jas design you a system that will effectively treat your winery wastewater. We will take care of everything, so you can focus on doing what you do best: producing impressive wines. If you have other queries or you want to learn more about our full range of services contact us at (03) 5979 1096 or visit us at

Our services are available the main capital cities, regional town centres, and all other regional areas and across Australia


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