Baswood offers innovative and sustainable technology-based solutions to wastewater and biosolids treatment for a wide range of industrial and municipal markets. Baswood was founded in 2004 by microbiologist and inventor, Paul Baskis, to commercialize patented technologies for biological waste treatment that was developed to replicate the natural processes for breaking down organic materials that are found in riverine environments.

Technological InnovationBaswood's patented Aerobic/Anaerobic Integrated Media System (AIMS) maximizes biological treatment efficiency utilizing our patented Dry Cycle Aerobic/Anaerobic Digestion (DCAD) technology. Waste is fed sequentially through a series of fixed-film reactors. Naturally occurring biomass, consisting of a diverse mix of biological cultures, develop in different zones of the reactors. As the wastewater passes through each reactor, it is exposed to distinct treatment zones that allow the technology to maximize sequential biological treatment, resulting in accelerated BOD digestion, as well as biological nutrient removal. Baswood's systems achieve treatment goals with reduced hydraulic retention and increased solids retention.

Our systems address the four biggest cost elements of wastewater treatment: energy use, sludge management, chemical costs, and operations.

Energy use.  The vertical alignment of proven technologies that are uniquely arranged in a Baswood digester takes advantage of air’s natural tendency to rise through liquids like smoke up a chimney. As a result, the Baswood system uses a fraction of the energy required by competing technologies.
Sludge management.  In achieving higher rates of digestion the Baswood system also produces less sludge. The greatly reduced volume of sludge results in lower handling, transportation, and landfill costs.
Chemical costs.  The units are internally self-buffering, which translates to avoided chemical costs.
Operations.  Baswood's proprietary control system is automated to drastically reduce operator interface and can be operated on site or remotely.