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    [post_content] => Throughout a facility tour at MDG you’ll walk past different sizes of the same equipment, one example, specifically of interest to many plant companies, is the 6-foot pilot spray dryer that stares up at a 34-foot electric production spray dryer. Flexibility in spray drying equipment size offers two intentional benefits: affordable trials and high-yield spore production.   

What is Spray Drying?

[caption id="attachment_7069" align="alignright" width="151"]MDG's Pilot Spray Dryer MDG's Pilot Spray Dryer[/caption] Spray drying is used in markets such as custom fermentation, plant health, animal agriculture, wastewater, I&I, aquaculture, human probiotics, landfill, and bioremediation. This process involves drying liquid droplets into a fine powder. A nozzle that turns a stream of liquid into a fine mist allows for droplets ranging in micron sizes to be achieved and produce fine particles as the water droplets dry. Fine particle sizes are required for applying product through in field spraying applications making it a popular drying method for agriculture products.   Affordable Trials  Field trials are a common step in bringing a new strain or product to market. Field trials require a small amount of high-quality product and bringing a product to market requires high amounts of high-quality product. While that may seem like stating the obvious, few manufacturers are set-up to execute on it.   To keep field trials affordable, MDG runs products for field trials through the pilot spray dryer due to quantity of product grown from small fermentation batches. The pilot spray dryer allows for a faster turn-around and less cost to our partners compared to the alternative production dryer.  

Delivering the Highest Yield  

Every strain of bacteria is different. To produce the highest yield, we need to understand the optimal conditions to grow the strain, and the optimal conditions for drying. Downstream production should not be overlooked when discussing strain optimization. At MDG, we gain information from the pilot dryer before moving to the production dryer to optimize spray drying processes for the 5,000 and 10,000-liter fermentation batches. And soon, 50,000-liter fermentation batches.    Whether we’re manufacturing product for a field-trial or a full production run, we’re in the interest of reducing costs, producing quality yields, and getting you product faster. The equipment investments that may seem small are proving to make the biggest difference. Contact Us to discuss your upcoming trials or spray drying questions.  [post_title] => Two Big Reasons You Need Our Small Spray Dryer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => two-big-reasons-you-need-our-small-spray-dryer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2022-08-04 13:35:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2022-08-04 18:35:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.mdgbio.com/?p=7065 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
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Two Big Reasons You Need Our Small Spray Dryer

  • MDG
  • April 20, 2022
Throughout a facility tour at MDG you’ll walk past different sizes of the same equipment, one example, specifically of interest to many plant companies, is the 6-foot pilot spray dryer that stares up at a 34-foot electric production spray dryer. Flexibility in spray drying equipment size offers two intentional benefits: affordable trials and high-yield spore production.    What is Spray Drying? [caption id="attachment_7069"
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Trends of Today: Janitorial and Sanitation Market

  • MDG
  • April 12, 2022
All markets experience industry trends, both perils and opportunities. The key to success within any market is not simply navigating trends but getting ahead of the impact. As a Bacillus manufacturer for multiple markets, we tend to see overlap, allowing us to predict and forecast changes. Today, in the Janitorial and Sanitation industry, many of our partners are discussing trends that are both specific to the industry, and trends impacting
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Clean Ingredients for Cleaning Products 

  • MDG
  • March 21, 2022
With growing restrictions faced by ingredients used in cleaning products, Bacillus has found itself in a unique role as a solution. Clean ingredient incentive groups all over the world have taken a hard look at manufacturers of products used for industrial, institutional, janitorial and commercial cleaning. Of particular interest is the environmental impact these products elicit. Many commodity ingredients of the past decades have
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The Underlying Cause of H2S and How to Reduce It 

  • MDG
  • December 20, 2021
Elevated hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels are a serious concern for wastewater operators and introduce a variety of treatment challenges. While many treatment options reduce the symptoms of H2S (odors, safety risks, and corrosion), they are reactive and neglect the underlying culprit: sulfur-reducing bacteria (SRB).  A discussion of H2S generation will aid in exploring the pros and cons of common reactive H2S treatment
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2021 Expansion Spotlight: New Spray Drying Structure

  • MDG
  • October 11, 2021
Microbial Discovery Group has broken ground on two new expansion projects in Oak Creek, WI, beginning the first of multiple 2021 capital expansion plans.  Completion of the 2021 plan will result in a total investment of $2.7M into the Milwaukee-area. MDG’s business is built on supplying naturally-occurring, bacteria-based products to a multitude of different industries: bioremediation, wastewater, industrial and institutional, landfill,
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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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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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