ADI BVF system to clean up Lake Utopia water

ADI Systems Fredericton, NB, has won a contract for a large wastewater treatment project at Lake Utopia Paper, Lake Utopia, NB. Once complete, the system will be the largest single ADIBVF ® reactor in the world.

The ADI says the BVF reactor is an anaerobic digestion system that offers very stable, robust wastewater treatment and biogas generation under a wide range of operating conditions. ADI Systems is the inventor and exclusive provider of this patented technology, which has been installed in 135 full-scale applications around the world.

Lake Utopia Paper, a J.D. Irving company, manufactures about 185 kt/y of finished corrugating medium. The mill was an early adopter of anaerobic digestion technology but an expansion and up-grade of current infrastructure necessitated a new system.

ADI Systems engineers took employees from Lake Utopia Paper to visit the Slave Lake Pulp mill in Alberta where they saw first-hand satisfaction with the operating results of the BVF system. The visit led Lake Utopia Pulp to choose ADI-BVFtechnology for its own project.*

ADI Systems has completed preliminary design engineering services for the 150,000-m3 BVF reactor; the Irving companies will be doing most of the construction. Substantial completion of the $C29-million job is expected in 2017.

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