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    [post_content] => Similar to many other chemicals, the price of Ferric Chloride has fluctuated over the years. While customers can typically handle slight changes, the industry has seen fluctuations in pricing, as large as, 4X the previous market average in recent years. For small to medium wastewater treatment plans, a price increase on a high-demand product, such as Ferric Chloride, encourages operators to search for alternative treatments.

 

Does MDG offer a replacement to Ferric Chloride?
Bioaugmentation is a direct replacement to Ferric Chloride that offers superior economic and treatment benefits in two main applications.
  1. Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Control: Ferric Chloride is often used as a sulfur binder in anaerobic digestors, aerobic sludge digesters, collections systems, force mains and lift stations as a sulfur binder. The Biotifx® line offers alternative products specifically focused on H2S abetment, backed by case studies and in-field success.
  2. Settling in Secondary Clarifiers: Ferric Chloride is used as a settling aid and percipient in primary and secondary clarification. Secondary clarification for biological waste activated systems that use Ferric Chloride can be replaced with bioaugmentation to improve the settling of that system.
  Is Bioaugmentation an easy switch from Ferric chloride? Bioaugmentation is a simple switch featuring a small footprint and minimal capital investment. Ferric Chloride and most alternative chemistries require high volumes of product, typically distributed in drums or bulk tanks. Biotifx® products replace Ferric Chloride with a much smaller footprint. MDG’s liquid products, such as Biotifix® Liquid Max, would require a 55-gal drum or tote at most. Small peristaltic pumps are offered within our programs for ease of treatment.   If you know your customers are using ferric chloride for H2S or secondary clarification, our team is ready to help you and your customer find the right solution.   [post_title] => Alternatives to Ferric Chloride Offer Superior Economic and Treatment Improvements [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => alternatives-to-ferric-chloride-offer-superior-economic-and-treatment-improvements [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-07-22 08:53:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-07-22 13:53:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.mdgbio.com/?p=6649 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
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Alternatives to Ferric Chloride Offer Superior Economic and Treatment Improvements

  • MDG
  • July 22, 2021
Similar to many other chemicals, the price of Ferric Chloride has fluctuated over the years. While customers can typically handle slight changes, the industry has seen fluctuations in pricing, as large as, 4X the previous market average in recent years. For small to medium wastewater treatment plans, a price increase on a high-demand product, such as Ferric Chloride, encourages operators to search for alternative treatments.   Does
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Business Development Manager: JoElla Barnes

  • MDG
  • June 17, 2021
MDG’s Business Development Manager, JoElla Barnes, brings a tenacity of passion and knowledge from working years with Bacillus. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group (MDG)? I had been working for several years in the microbial industry, so I’ve known of MDG and their R&D team for a while now. In 2020, Mike and I started talking and I decided to step onboard at MDG! It was a great fit. It feels like home to me here and everyone
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Spring Treatment: Take Advantage of Faster Treatment

  • MDG
  • May 11, 2021
For treating wastewater systems with bioaugmentation, spring is the perfect time for treatment to begin. During the spring months, temperatures rise which increases microbial activity and speed of treatment. Microbial Discovery Group’s Wastewater Technical Team has visited hundreds of facilities around the world and sees the same common problems when spring approaches: H2S, odors, FOG and sludge. Pairing our Biotifx® Treatment program
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Microbiologist II: ALEMAYEHU DASHO

  • Justin Reminger
  • February 23, 2021
MDG’s Microbiologist II, Alemayehu Dasho, is a familiar face in the lab. From working on samples to presenting his finding to the team he does it all with a smile.   What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I used to work in a veterinary clinic where I had a chance to treat animals with antibiotics for bacterial-related infectious diseases. After treatment, many animals have been exposed to digestion-related problems because
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2B or Not 2B? Success Criteria for Economical Bacillus Scale-Up

  • Mike King
  • January 20, 2021
Typically, one of the first questions a contract fermentation customer will ask us is how quickly we can get them to economical commercial production. From our years of experience, we commonly find that if the customer can get 2 Billion CFU/ml (2B) in a standard media such as Trypticase Soy Broth (TSB) or Nutrient Broth (NB), we tend to be able to get them to commercial production in 8-12 weeks. However, if the customer is in the 107 or 108
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Oil vs. Bacillus

  • MDG
  • January 6, 2021
If you’re in the business of keeping your customers' kitchens running safe and clean, you’re aware of the impact cooking oil can have over time on drains and pipes. A lot of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can build up in systems like grease traps, sewage systems and industrial systems. Eventually, the FOG from both commercial and residential food preparation can accumulate in pipes and lead to major issues like sewer overflows, problems at
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Industrial & Institutional Sales Manager: Jenna Trusso

  • MDG
  • November 25, 2020
Jenna Trusso, Industrial & Institutional Sales Manager, is always ready to offer a helping hand. We recently sat down with the head of our Feed Clean Save program to learn more about how it has grown and what's planned for the future What is the MDG Feed Clean Save Committee? MDG’s vision is to Feed, Clean and Save the World. While our products do that each and every day, our employees also like to extend efforts locally through
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New Lagoon Microbial Treatment

  • MDG
  • November 23, 2020
Franklin, WI - Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), a leading Bacillus fermentation company, announced the newest addition to their Biotifx® wastewater treatment line – 40B Water Soluble Packets. The Biotifx 40B Water Soluble Packet is a highly concentrated, microbial treatment for lagoons and other large wastewater systems. The powder is pre-measured and the packaging dissolves in water, making it easy for operators to apply. Effective
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How to Increase Your Sales

  • MDG
  • November 17, 2020
Could you benefit from higher income per sales hour? Lower hours spent per close? Higher close rates? This is what’s possible when you distribute quality, science-backed bioaugmentation solutions that are paired with an easy-to-understand, product education program for your sales team. Premium Solutions + Effective Training = Success At MDG, we’ve taken the time to work with the scientific community to not only understand what’s
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Cleaning with Biosurfactants

  • MDG
  • November 6, 2020
In your search for environmentally friendly cleaning ingredients, you’ve likely come across the term ‘biosurfactants’. Do you know what they are – and what they do in bio-enzymatic cleaners? Read on to become armed with the knowledge you need to make informed formulation decisions. What is a Biosurfactant? A biosurfactant is a biologically derived substance that helps reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it’s
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