Case Studies

On every project NovoLabs undertakes, our most important objective is to relate with clients and understand their core necessities and goals. Below are some case studies showing the results we have achieved - take a look, and get in touch to learn more.


Case study 1: The Manawatu District Council

The Manawatu District Council spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for chemicals to improve the UV transmittance of their effluent so their traditional UV system can meet their < 1,000 MPN/100mL E. coli consent for land irrigation. NovoLabs supercritical UV device has been tested at their site and consistently achieved an E. coli concentration below 1,000 MPN/100mL (consent requirement) without any chemical treatment required. This could potentially save $1,000 per day in operating costs.

Case study 2: Cedenco foods

Cedenco foods, a large food processing plant in Gisborne, are required to reduce their enterococci concentration before discharging into the council trade waste system. They are currently using a polymer with clarification to remove solids which produces a liquid with a UV transmittance of only 0.5%, massively below what traditional UV systems would contemplate treating. Even in this extreme low UVT industrial wastewater, on average a 4.8 log reduction was achieved using the supercritical UV device, reducing the enterococci concentration from roughly 800 million MPN/100mL to 12 thousand MPN/100mL (99.9988% removal).