Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers, Dalmunach Distillery (UK)

AMBR LE™ & Reverse Osmosis

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Dalmunach is one of Scotland’s most contemporary distilleries, built on the site of the disused Imperial Distillery at Carron by owner Pernod Ricard (Chivas Brothers) in 2014.

Dalmunach is capable of producing up to 10 million litres per year, with the high quality Speyside style spirit used in bestselling blended whisky brands within Chivas Brothers’ portfolio, including Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s and Royal Salute.

Project requirements

Installation of an AMBR LE™ treatment plant, with scope limited chemical dosing systems, bioreactor tank, aeration system and ultrafiltration membranes as per client requirements.

Treatment of wastewater generated from process areas and notably for removal of residual copper concentrations, for discharge to sensitive watercourse to meet with stringent parameters set by SEPA.


  • Low energy AMBR LE™ plant comprising bioreactor tank, slot type aeration, chemical dosing and ultrafiltration membrane separation
  • Totally automated, with remote access for plant monitoring.
Plant performance
Volume for AMBR LE ™ Treatment720 m3/day
Design COD Load1,836 kg/day
Design Copper Concentration<5 mg/l
BOD from AMBR LE ™< 10 mg/l
Copper Conc’n from AMBR LE ™< 0.3 mg/l
Benefits for the Customer
Low energy consumption, flexible operation and energy management
Close partnership with client to ensure smooth integration of all treatment plant assets
Improved discharge condition to meet with SEPA requirements
Flexible scope of supply to compliment engineering
Optimised for copper removal