Bioaugmentation products for Wastewater applications in Papermills, Refineries, Chemical, Tanneries, Municipalities, Textiles, Steel, Agriculture, Animal feedlot, Gun Powder plant, Food and Beverage- Dairy Products, Orange Juice factory, Wineries, Cookie factory, Vegetable processing plant, Meat packing, Barbecue Restaurant, Aquaculture, Ornamental Ponds for algae control, CAFO, Nursing homes, Military, Campgrounds, Universities, Regulatory agencies
Filamentous Identification Lab Service. One reason to identify filaments is to determine the filaments characteristics and then determine the type present. If the type is found out, a root cause can usually be associated with a particular filament. If the cause is known, then a correction can be made to alleviate problems. Chlorination is only a quick fix. Without process changes, filaments will grow back after chlorination.
Wastewater Biomass Analyses and Cooling Tower Analyses also available
Training is an integral part of any job. Not everyone is at the same level of training. Many people want beginning concepts and basics. Some need technical information or troubleshooting. Some want equipment, technology or process information.
We have developed a full set of Basic training, Advanced training, Filamentous Identification the Easy Way as well as custom training CD's Manuals. We also provide hands-on training classes and soon will have an Online "E-University".
Audits and Consulting:
At Environmental Leverage® Inc., we have a team of experienced individuals who come into your plant with a fresh pair of eyes. The system is checked from influent to effluent. System optimization, equipment efficiency and operational excellence are key components explored. Key Benefits Equipment efficiency Total Cost of Operation reductions Reliability and safety
An onsite audit is conducted to examine system parameters, process controls, and current monitor and control procedures. A physical walk-through is conducted, process flow diagrams are examined, previous design criteria are examined and current standard operating procedures are evaluated along with data logs.
More Case Histories
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Grease Removal in Lift Stations
Grease control and lift station maintenance
Lift stations are notorious for filling up with debris, solids and tons of grease. The grease can become hard, form a shelf or ledge, or if too much, almost create a solid layer. By using bacterial products to clean the grease, a long term solution is established for the lift station. The bacteria also benefit the pipes downstream as well as the wastewater treatment plant.
The bacteria actually consume the grease as a food source and permanently remove the grease. Low maintenance dosages can then be used to keep the grease from building up and causing future problems.
This is a 5 Million Gallon a Day lift station that was filled with years of grease build-up.
There were thick solids build up in the corners and all throughout the various tanks.
Here is how it looks now after using bacterial products to degrade the grease.
Except for a little bit of solids in the upper left corner, most of the grease and solids build-up are gone. Here is the upper right corner- clean and free flowing water as opposed to the above picture prior to addition of our biological products. The grease ledge is gone, the solids and chucks of grease are dissolved and there is circulation of water and better mixing. Bacteria are used to slowly degrade the grease and solids build up as opposed to chemicals that send grease down the collections system and to the wastewater treatment plant.
Before and After Bioaugmentation
We were asked to help with foaming and grease problems at a small package plant that handled wastewater from a Texas Barbecue Restaurant.
A dual program using liquid concentrated product upstream at the restaurant in the wet wells and using dried bacteria and micronutrients at the wastewater treatment plant eliminated all of the foaming problems.
Tank Remediation at a Petrochemical Plant
We are working with a Petrochemical plant down in Louisiana. They had an 800,000 gallon tank filled with wastewater that they wanted to clean up and empty out. We suggested a biological program-MicroSolv 400 for tank remediation.
The plant started the program and had the tank cleaned up in less than three weeks, yet the tank had been sitting there filled for over three years. They were tremendously impressed. They would have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to haul out the waste.
Tank remediation is not really that hard. As long as the contents are organic, it is actually quite simple. To the bacteria, it is just food. Since the waste stream is already isolated, it becomes just a time and numbers game with the right species of bacteria. Inoculate the tank with bacteria, make sure the critical 5 are in place- (pH, D.O., temperature, N and P) and watch them go to work!
It does not really take long depending upon how much you seed the tank with. And the bacteria grow and multiply exponentially, so just sit back and wait. You wind up with a clean tank, clear effluent, and some bacteria residuals on the bottom of the tank that need to be disposed of- ( usually sent to the plants onsite dewatering system) or land applied.
Operator training, System optimization- Dairy processing wastewater treatment plant
Audit Case History at a Dairy processing plant- Milk and Yogurt
plant did not have too many problems running, but the SVI's were a bit high
and they did spend a bit on polymer to dewater sludge. Solids handling were
limited during the winter, due to the fact that land application of the
sludge was required.
This plant did what we recommended though. The biggest benefit was the settling to the clarifier in the cold months. The 1/2 hour SVI had over a 62% reduction from 740 ml in the settleometer down to 280! This made a difference in solids handling also! What a simple fix, just add nutrients!!!!!!
Winery Start-up of a new wastewater plant
We were asked to provide products for a brand new winery start-up. We started them on a dual program with bacterial product- MicroClear 206 and MicroClear M100- micronutrients. The plant was supposed to have an influent of 8000 COD, but some days, it got as high as 16,000. We were able to get them down to 100 ppm or less.
By using biological products, you can shorten the time for start-ups and increase the MLSS and get the plant up and running quickly.
There are things to watch when starting up a plant though, as serious white foaming can be a problem and levels must be monitored.
Holding tank- Bioaugmentation treatment program in Pakistan
Temperature 90-95 degree c
EG (mono-ethylene glycol) 150000ppm
2,methyle 1-1, 3 dioxane 260ppm
Acetic Acid 110ppm
COD varies from 20000ppm to 30000ppm
Target COD is 10000ppm.
This tank has two sections, with approximate holding time of 55 hours. Its pH is adjusted by using caustic to the range pH 7.0. And temperature is also lowered by air stripping before hanging the brick. This also helps to remove VOC’s from the wastewater. . The retention time of the tank is about 55 hours.
Influent COD was 39000 at the start. After hanging Biobricks in the system, effluent COD was 19200 for the outlet in only 24 hours, a reduction of 51%. Nutrients were not added until the second day, and the effluent dropped again to 15380. Third day- 13000 from a start of 3900 in a tank in such a short time!!!!.
Additional pH adjustment and mixing, along with nutrient additions were recommended, but for first time results, this is actually quite amazing!
Soil Remediation Case History
Industrial Zone Alon Tavor Israel
If you have an activated sludge plant, many times minor process changes coupled with close monitor and control of the biomass can help quicken upset recovery or just increase process efficiency. Not all plants need biological additives. Some just need to improve the "critical 5" parameters.
But some plants have constantly changing influents. No matter how great a control they have, their biomass is in constant flux. Sometimes adding a biological product or micronutrients can help stabilize and increase the efficiency of the biomass.
Biological Products by Application
**Bioaugmentation Programs include technical support, computer based training and long term programs include occasional complimentary Wastewater Biomass Analyses of your system.
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Biological Products for use in Wastewater Applications for Bioengineering and Bioaugmentation
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