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 with the microbial activity boost of spring offers solutions for:

  • Improving lagoon turnover
    • When the season changes the water in a lagoon will cycle from deep to shallow and can release odorous compounds or H2S.
  • Reduce sewer or collection system gases
    • Heavy populated or tourist areas will have fewer complaints.
  • Reduce FOG accumulation with faster digestion
    • Starting sludge digestion in earnest in all systems can improve the quality of treatment.

 

H2S & Odor

As temperatures and microbial activity increases wastewater can become anaerobic much faster. This will create conditions to excessive odors and H2S generation (see Figure 1). Our Bacillus bacteria can preventatively reduce the production of H2S and odors during these times without the need for extensive and reactive chemical methods.

Figure 1: This graph is showing how much H­S gas production can change over the course of a year.

 

Sludge & Fats, Oils, and Grease

Treating in the springtime is a game-changing practice when it comes to sludge and FOG. The primary time to biologically digest and remove sludge and FOG from any system is the summertime. Seeking out locations early in Spring affected by FOG, Sludge or H2S like sewer systems, lagoons and sludge tanks can reduce the buildup before things accumulate or worsen during warm months.

​Building end-user confidence is achieved with proven results. Take advantage of the advantages spring has to offer through bioaugmentation.

To learn more about Biotifx and how you can rollout our Biotifx program for your customers, contact us and one of our wastewater representatives will reach out to you.