advancing * innovation

Since our founding, Brown and Caldwell has continued to push the boundaries of science and technology forward, all with the goal of helping our clients succeed.

We work to fully understand our clients’ needs, and we engage trusted technology providers and research partners to connect the dots and find solutions that resonate. Many times, the crux of the issue is about helping them to do more with less.

advancing * innovation

Since our founding, Brown and Caldwell has continued to push the boundaries of science and technology forward, all with the goal of helping our clients succeed.

We work to fully understand our clients’ needs, and we engage trusted technology providers and research partners to connect the dots and find solutions that resonate. Many times, the crux of the issue is about helping them to do more with less.

active pilot projects rigorously testing potential for full-scale application

funded applied research projects in the past 5 years

pilot projects completed in the past 10 years

Pioneering through pilot testing

BC is a leader in confirming innovative technologies, leveraging applied research, testing at bench and pilot scales, and advancing proven outcomes to full-scale implementation with urgency.

Pioneering through pilot testing

BC is a leader in confirming innovative technologies, leveraging applied research, testing at bench and pilot scales, and advancing proven outcomes to full-scale implementation with urgency.

Toolbox of proven solutions

As partners with our clients in the innovation journey, BC follows our rigorous, objective Tech Exploration and Confirmation process to mitigate risk by confirming capabilities and clearly identifying the limitations of new technologies. Proven solutions are helping clients to increase capacity, improve efficiency, recover resources, achieve schedule savings, and in some cases, avoid expensive and labor-intensive upgrades to existing infrastructure.

Toolbox of proven solutions

As partners with our clients in the innovation journey, BC follows our rigorous, objective Tech Exploration and Confirmation process to mitigate risk by confirming capabilities and clearly identifying the limitations of new technologies. Proven solutions are helping clients to increase capacity, improve efficiency, recover resources, achieve schedule savings, and in some cases, avoid expensive and labor-intensive upgrades to existing infrastructure.

Thermal hydrolysis pretreatment for digestion intensification

Reducing operation and lifecycle costs by enhancing biosolids processing, recovering energy, and producing a marketable biosolids product.

Thermal hydrolysis pretreatment for digestion intensification

Reducing operation and lifecycle costs by enhancing biosolids processing, recovering energy, and producing a marketable biosolids product.

Potable reuse without reverse osmosis

Achieving potable reuse at a fraction of the cost and carbon footprint of full advanced treatment.

Potable reuse without reverse osmosis

Achieving potable reuse at a fraction of the cost and carbon footprint of full advanced treatment.

Advanced aeration control

Reducing energy and chemical usage to treat wastewater using real-time monitoring and controls.

Advanced aeration control

Reducing energy and chemical usage to treat wastewater using real-time monitoring and controls.

BC Blue

Realizing smarter, efficient utilities via real-time business intelligence.

BC Blue is a smart utility approach to efficiently manage and operate water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.

BC Blue

Realizing smarter, efficient utilities via real-time business intelligence.

BC Blue is a smart utility approach to efficiently manage and operate water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.

“We openly share proven solutions with the goal of advancing the industry and igniting progress for the greater good.”

 

Cindy Paulson, PhD, PE
Chief Technical Officer

 

Technical innovation leadership team

Our Technical Innovation Leadership Team (TILT) partners with clients to identify industry needs and trends. Through strategic partnerships with technology providers and early adopter clients, the TILT explores and accelerates proven solutions for adoption across the market.

“We openly share proven solutions with the goal of advancing the industry and igniting progress for the greater good.”

Cindy Paulson, PhD
Chief Technical Officer

Awards

  • 2016

    U. S. Water Alliance, U.S. Water Prize, New Class A Biosolids and Energy Facility at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • 2012

    American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Excellence in Engineering Grand Award, New Class A Biosolids and Energy Facility at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • 2012

    International Water Association, Global Honour Award in Planning, New Class A Biosolids and Energy Facility at Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant