If you’ve tried to buy any hand sanitizer lately, you’ll know how difficult it is to find, let alone at a normal price!
While the increased usage of sanitizers and disinfectants may be helping to protect us against the spread of germs, it has had a negative effect on the microflora balance in wastewater treatment lagoons. It’s also inspired some companies to market their bioaugmentation products as new solutions to this problem when
Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that originate from restaurants, residential homes, and food processing facilities are commonly discharged into sewer systems. Picture things like vegetable oil and solid fats, such as lard. They eventually accumulate and can cause blockages in drainage systems, grease traps, and lift stations. Luckily for us (and our customers), FOG and other solids can be effectively broken down, digested and removed with the
Wastewater Lagoons can be found just about everywhere, in different climates and countries across the globe. They're used in wastewater treatment for a variety of different industries and while this means there are some differences in application, we've found that they often fall victim to many of the same challenges. Here's how bioaugmentation and our Biotifx® products like Biotifx 40B work to combat some of these common
Just like you and I, not every species and strain of bacteria are good at everything. We all have a unique set of talents and abilities. Bioaugmentation products are used when you want to improve an aspect of an environment biologically (i.e., eliminate foul bathroom odor, digest complex hydrocarbons in soil, reduce wastewater sludge).
One of the biggest advantages to using bioaugmentation for lagoon wastewater treatment is that it can buy you time before your lagoon will need to be dredged. The specialized bacteria get to work on built-up sludge and can increase your capacity for a fraction of the price. However, I once spoke to a wastewater treatment professional that said, “if we need more lagoon space, we don’t dredge; we just dig another hole.” I knew dredging and
Setting the Scene
Does this scenario look familiar to you?
If you work in municipal collections, of course it does! It's a fairly standard lift station vacuum truck clean-out. While expensive and tedious, most municipalities have come to reluctantly accept this as an ongoing occurrence and expense.
How about this one?
That’s right, you are looking at the top view of a confined space entry lift station pit that is
Wastewater and collection systems with anaerobic areas, FOG, or sludge build-up provide the perfect environment for hazardous Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) production. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for concentrations to climb above 1000 ppm!
To understand the risks, check out the chart below to better understand the dangers associated at every level.
** Click to Enlarge
What should you do if you're dealing with H2S? Enter a safe, effective
With more people staying home as we work to flatten the curve of COVID-19, residential plumbing systems are taking a bit of a beating. Our home plumbing, neighborhood collection systems, and large municipal sewer systems were probably not built for so many people being home at once. Do yourself and your neighbors a favor and think before you flush.
So, what on the plumbing blacklist? As a rule of thumb, if it doesn’t dissolve (and stay
We have heard from wastewater facilities that a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time can really throw off their ability to effectively treat wastewater. There is just not enough capacity and too little time to adjust. Unfortunately, we predict that a new kind of rain is coming. With recent concerns and actions around COVID-19, we’re seeing:
3.33 times the amount of water-related to handwashing
Extra flushing to get non-toilet
With the help of hardy Bacillus bacteria, you can treat the incoming sludge as you go, while also reducing 40-60% of your current sludge blanket. With bioaugmentation, you can experience rapid results in increasing treatment capacity. Together we can help you with sludge build-up concerns in a time where there is no time for other options.