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Aquabio is a pioneering company born with a passion for innovation combined with a strong ethos for environmental sustainability. This has led to the company developing some of the world’s most advanced systems for the treatment and reuse of industrial wastewater at their customers facilities. Aquabio’s continuous evolution of technology has led to significant reduction in energy requirements for wastewater treatment and reuse without detriment to excellent treatment quality and security of operation.

Aquabio is able to deliver a technology solution from concept development to complete installation with the support of onsite operation as required. The passion for sustainable innovation remains core to Aquabio with technology development in the fields of membrane bioreactors and anaerobic digestion of industrial wastewater.

Aquabio’s customers benefit from meeting current and future market trends in water reuse, keeping leading companies ahead of their competition in a number of industries. Aquabio has a process led approach to all aspects of water and wastewater treatment, which ensures the most appropriate technology is identified for each unique application. Solutions are provided via a combination of in house developed processes coupled with the installation of package equipment and services to provide a fully integrated solution. Aquabio provides a tailored service to fit each client’s particular requirements.

Process and engineering evaluation

Aquabio assists in evaluating the appropriate process for your needs. Services may include site or office based survey and bench and pilot trial testing to characterise and define the waste stream. Recommendations follow with outline specifications of the proposed treatment solution.

Turnkey design and build

Aquabio provides a complete turnkey service, from evaluation and design, through construction and installation, to commissioning of the full-scale operating facility. Should operation or maintenance services be required following completion, this can be provided as a term contract or even as a structured finance scheme for ownership and / or operation of the entire plant.

Specialist equipment supply for the industrial and public sectors

Aquabio supplies specialist process equipment to both the industrial and municipal sectors. This includes separation and filtration equipment, high efficiency slot and jet aeration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membrane technology, tertiary bio filtration and nutrient removal.

Project and site management

Aquabio managers and support teams adopt advanced project management and cost control techniques to ensure the projects are completed safely, on time and in budget, with an underlying focus on providing a high quality solution. Proprietary customer conditions and specifications are incorporated into an integrated and professional service.

Quality delivery

Aquabio delivers quality solutions with lasting customer satisfaction, making use of robust quality management systems through a dedicated and professional team.

Health and safety

Aquabio is committed to the health and safety of employees, operators and customers. Continuing review of health and safety procedures, vocational training and legislative conformity ensures customer confidence in all Aquabio products and services.


  • Concept designs and feasibility studies
  • Field and lab based pilot studies
  • Process, civil, mechanical, electrical and software design and implementation
  • Equipment specification and procurement
  • Project management
  • Site management
  • Complete project implementation and installation
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Operator training
  • Plant operation, support, process management and maintenance
  • Project financing
  • Spares management and provision
  • Software support and modification
  • Ongoing research and development programme


  • Industrial wastewater treatment and water reuse
  • Effluent pumping
  • Coarse screening
  • Hydraulic and quality balancing
  • Slot and jet mixing and aeration
  • Chemical storage and dosing
  • Dissolved air flotation
  • Lamellae settlement
  • Anaerobic biological treatment
  • Aerobic biological treatment
  • UF membrane separation
  • Reverse osmosis
  • Sand filtration
  • UV and ClO2 disinfection
  • Sludge thickening and dewatering
  • Remineralisation
  • Tertiary filtration
  • Aeration and mixing
  • Municipal water and wastewater treatment
  • Nutrient removal and recovery
  • Odour control

Market Sectors

  • Dairy
  • Malting
  • Brewery
  • Distillery
  • Prepared foods
  • Soft drinks
  • Bakery
  • Salad washing
  • Tannery
  • Abattoir
  • Meat processing
  • Pulp and paper
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Landfill leachate
  • Transport terminal wash down / run off
  • Biofuel
  • Municipal water and sewage
  • Municipal solids leachate


The provision of clean water is one of the greatest challenges that our society has to manage in the future. Innovative technologies are in demand. Aquabio provides them already. We develop persuasive solutions, to make industrial processes more economical, preserve resources and protect our environment. Whether you are considering a new build or upgrading an existing plant we are able to offer you the optimum technical package. Central to the success is our process led approach to all aspects of water and wastewater treatment. This ensures that the most appropriate technology is identified for each unique application.