For a Wastewater Treatment Plant to work to maximum efficiency following startup or following chemical upset, there needs to be an established microbial community at a level required to remove organics within the hydraulic retention time. In order for this microbial community to be effectively retained the microbial community needs to form flocs with good settling properties.
If either of these events do not take place the start-up period can take a considerable time, causing delays and possible production holdups for industrial wastewater treatment plants.
Use of activated imported sludge can reduce the start-up / recovery time however it often requires a long acclimation phase and can introduce undesirable organisms to the system such as filamentous bacteria, that can cause foaming and poor sludge compaction.
Industrial wastewater and sewage treatment plants are a common source of malodour that can have a big impact on the nearby communities and commercial centres.
Volatile compounds and amines are organic compounds that confer a range of malodours from body odour to rotting fish, and their production can outstrip the capacity of plants to contain or treat them.
Many WWT plant odours are caused by biological sulfur-based compounds like hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and mercaptans which are detectable at very low concentrations and are often caused by nuisance bacteria that grow in anaerobic environments.
Fats, Oils and Grease in wastewater systems cause a range of problems including: excess BOD/ COD contributions, clogging and fouling, foaming and floc floatation as well as promoting the growth of filamentous bacteria.
In many wastewater systems the native microbial population may not have the necessary tools to deal with growing challenge of FOG.
Enzymes, chemical and poorly designed products may only facilitate the dislodging of FOG moving it downstream and causing the formation of hard FOG scale.
The Bacillus consortia in Evogen WWT FOG treatment products not only have the tools to make FOG more bioavailable, but also fully degrade FOG and its intermediates to CO2 and water.
At Genesis Biosciences, our wastewater treatment experts use their experience in working with environmental samples alongside molecular and applied microbiology techniques to tackle some of the biggest bioremediation issues facing various industries.
We apply the latest in silico techniques to determine the different genetic attributes and metabolic potentials of the bacteria within our library.
This type of cutting edge genomic analysis helps to not only direct our research but also to ensure all the bacteria that goes into our products are truly application-specific.
Contact us to speak with one of our expert team to discuss your wastewater treatment needs & make a product enquiry.