The Packaged Wastewater Solution for Wineries and Breweries

Monday, January 22, 2024

In the realm of winemaking and brewing, the pursuit of excellence extends beyond crafting exquisite beverages. As sustainability takes center stage, wineries and breweries are increasingly turning their attention to responsible water management. The Smith & Loveless TITAN MBR™ (Membrane Bioreactor) packaged wastewater treatment system emerges as a smart yet cost-effective solution, offering sophistication that matches the kinds of wineries and breweries it serves yet with the efficiency and simplicity in operation, benefiting both the environment and the bottom line.


The Water Challenge in Wineries and Breweries

Wineries and breweries, while producing delightful libations, generate significant volumes of wastewater laden with organic compounds, solids, and nutrients. Traditional wastewater treatment methods often fall short in effectively addressing the high-strength composition of winery and brewery waste streams. This is where we at Smith & Loveless step in to assist in your proven winery and brewery expertise with packaged Membrane BioReactor (MBR) treatment system solutions. 

To learn more about how the TITAN MBR™ can be applied in the Food and Beverage market, click this link! 


Cutting-Edge Technology: Smith & Loveless TITAN MBR™


1. Membrane BioReactor Advantages:

At the heart of every American factory-built TITAN MBR™ System lies its cutting-edge Membrane Bioreactor technology. This advanced system combines biological treatment with membrane filtration, providing high-level wastewater purification. The high-quality effluent produced by TITAN MBR™ makes it particularly applicable for water reuse (with CA TITLE 22 approved membranes) and for surface water discharge applications requiring extensive nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) removal. What separates the TITAN MBR™ from other MBR systems follows in terms of its compact footprint, but also in terms of its operation. The hallmark of Smith & Loveless products is designing systems that are easier and simpler to operate and maintain. With TITAN MBR™ it is no different. Much of the process is automated and it can be supplied with S&L’s proprietary QUICKSMART™ touchscreen PLC.



2. Compact Design for Space Efficiency:

Wineries and breweries often grapple with space constraints. The TITAN MBR™ is engineered with a compact footprint, making it an ideal solution for facilities where space is at a premium. The compact, factory-built treatment plant arrives virtually complete with significantly less field assembly for even swifter installation and start-up. This efficiency ensures seamless integration into existing infrastructure.



3. Consistent Performance:

The TITAN MBR™ is designed for reliability and longevity. Its automated controls and monitoring systems ensure consistent performance, reducing the risk of operational disruptions. This reliability translates into continuous, uninterrupted treatment of wastewater, allowing wineries and breweries to focus on their core business. You can learn more about how the TITAN MBR™ can be configured specifically for you needs in this brochure!



Environmental and Economic Benefits:


1. Water Reuse and Resource Conservation:

By producing high-quality treated water, the TITAN MBR™ facilitates water reuse within the facility. This not only conserves a precious resource but also minimizes the environmental impact associated with wastewater discharge. Wineries and breweries can showcase their commitment to sustainability through responsible water management practices.



2. Regulatory Compliance:

As environmental regulations become more stringent, compliance is crucial for the long-term viability of wineries and breweries. The TITAN MBR™ with its California Title 22 compliant membranes, ensures that facilities meet or exceed regulatory standards, mitigating the risk of fines and penalties associated with non-compliance.


3. Operational Cost Savings:

The long-term operational cost savings cannot be overlooked when factoring the investment in MBR systems. TITAN MBR’s energy-efficient design, low maintenance requirements, and a streamlined membrane clean-in-place process contribute to a cost-effective and sustainable MBR wastewater treatment solution.



In an era where sustainability is not just a trend but a business imperative, the Smith & Loveless TITAN MBR™ emerges as a game-changer for wineries and breweries. Beyond mere wastewater treatment, it becomes a strategic asset, elevating the environmental stewardship – and brand – of these enterprises while contributing to operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


As wineries and breweries embrace the TITAN MBR™, they not only join in Smith & Loveless’ pledge of “Protecting Water. Protecting People™”, but also position themselves as industry leaders committed to crafting exceptional beverages with a conscience. To see how Smith and Loveless has been able to accomplish treatment related goals, you can request a digital case study here.


To learn more about the Smith & Loveless TITAN MBR™ packaged wastewater treatment system and how it can help your team achieve your specific effluent goals, you can visit or find us at the 2024 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, booth 1211.

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