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Treating Lagoons with Bioaugmentation

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 issues.

Bioaugmentation Works on SLUDGE

Challenge: Within lagoons, influent solids and biological growth and decay accumulate, forming sludge. This accumulation adds up over time and needs to be physically removed to avoid under performance. This removal process is incredibly expensive.

Solution: Biotifx® 40B biologically removes sludge by increasing the digestion of organic sludge content.

Bioaugmentation Reduces Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)

Challenge: Lagoons can easily accumulate extensive amounts of FOG that can be seen floating on the surface. This buildup causes:

  • Limited aeration ability
  • H₂S and odor production
  • Loss of treatment capacity
  • Limited evaporation
  • High removal and disposal costs

Solution: Biotifx® 40B combats these challenges by using FOG as a food source, while growing and creating more bacterial workers in the process.

Bioaugmentation Combats Hydrogen Sulfide (H₂S)

CHALLENGE: Lagoons that have the following create a recipe for the production of H₂S and other odorous compounds.

  • High organic loading
  • Poor aeration

Traditional treatment methods typically involve costly chemicals that only work to mask the issue.

SOLUTION: The Bacillus bacteria within Biotifx® 40B utilize the components responsible for the formation of H₂S and odors, inhibiting their production all together.

Our Technical Service Team Is Here to Help

Our team understands lagoon issues and we’re ready to educate our partners to measure, implement, and track success. Our approach begins with a classroom style training, now available through Zoom conferencing, so you can hit the ground running. We’re also offering in-field technical support digitally to keep you safe while implementing new bioaugmentation solutions. Our program approach makes it easy for our partners and their customers to succeed with a product and process that’s proven. At MDG our tagline is Real Science, Trusted Process and Proven Success. MDG refines and delivers products and ideas by applying Real Science to a Trusted Process, yielding Proven Success.

We have numerous case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of our Biotifx® program and products. Want to learn more about bringing ROI to wastewater treatment lagoons with bioaugmentation? Visit our Market Page or CONTACT US to discuss your unique goals.

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