Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, Australia
Eco-resort chooses sustainable treatment
Emirates Wolgan Valleyis a luxury resort located in the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Area between two national parks. The resort was designed to
limit its environmental impact on this pristine wilderness area and, as a result, describes itself as “Australia’s most environmentally responsible tourist
destination.” After discussions with Innoflow Technologies, an Auckland-based Orenco distributor, the resort installed twelve AdvanTex AX100 filter
pods to treat wastewater flows that average 26,417 gpd (100 m3/d), with peaks to 34,342 gpd (130 m3/d). This low-impact, low-maintenance system
provides excellent treatment with minimal energy usage. Wastewater passes through primary and secondary treatment, followed by UV disinfection.
The resulting effluent is used to irrigate pastures and gardens, furthering the resort’s environmental goals.
St. Constantin Village Hotel and Suites, Greece
Innovative design overcomes space constraints
The St. Constantin Village Hotel and Suitesin Gouves, Crete, had a major wastewater problem. The 101-room facility’s aerobic treatment system had
failed, and an effective alternative was needed that could fit on the resort’s very compact site. The hotel’s wastewater engineer, Dialynas S.A., designed
a highly innovative interior system. Then a recirculation tank was installed and a room was built above the tank to hold six AdvanTex AX100
treatment units. These units were installed right next to guest rooms, while the septic tanks feeding the system were under the poolside lounge.
Consequently, odor control was critical. Finally, the walls and stairs were rebuilt and the resort was able to open. Sampling has shown effl uent quality
of 9 mg/L BOD5 and 11 mg/L TSS.*
* Samples collected between 6-22-10 and 6-28-10.
Kauri Cliffs Resort, North Island, New Zealand
Advanced treatment for an ultra-luxe resort
Kauri Cliffs,an ultra-luxe golf and spa resort on New Zealand’s North Island, was confronting serious wastewater issues. This award-winning resort
had an activated sludge treatment plant that was producing low-quality effluent and unpleasant odors that blew over the resort’s chalets. Management
began looking for a new system that would minimize odors, provide excellent treatment, and blend into the landscaping. Innoflow Technologies,
NZ, worked with the owners on system design and installed six AdvanTex AX100 treatment pods. After installation, General Manager Kerry Molloy was
impressed with the system’s aesthetics and performance: “I could not be happier with the actual visual impact of the installation. So far, I have not
managed to sniff even the faintest odor, and this is the fi rst time I can say this in quite a few years.” As of August 2014, effluent quality was averaging
6 mg/L cBOD5, 3 mg/L TSS, and 1 mg/L NH3-N.*
* Samples collected between 9
Daniels Summit Lodge, Utah
New system facilitates restaurant expansion
Daniels Summit Lodgein Utah is a mountain resort surrounded by the majestic Uinta National Forest. As with most resorts, flows at this property
fluctuate greatly — from 500 gpd (1.9 m3/d) up to 13,000 gpd (49.2 m3/d) over short durations. In 2006, resort management wanted to expand the
restaurant. However, the wastewater system was already unable to accommodate high-flow days, let alone the increased loading from an expansion.
The property needed a treatment system that could provide excellent results despite widely varying flows, clay soils, shallow groundwater, and
extreme temperatures. The Lodge installed an AdvanTex® Treatment System — the first in Utah — which included six AX100 treatment units. The new
system’s performance and capacity allowed management to complete its restaurant remodel. As of December 2013, BOD5 was averaging 9 mg/L,
with TSS and TKN of 7.4 and 4.3 mg/L, respectively.*
* Samples collected and analyzed by a third party between 11-15-07 and 12-17-13.
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