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Biological Products:



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



Lab Services:



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 Materials:



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.




Industry Troubleshooting-Foam and Grease removal at a Texas Barbecue Restaurant

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foam at a barbecue restaurantWe were asked to help a small package plant that treats wastewater from a Texas  Barbecue Restaurant.  The plant had serious foaming problems and lots of scum and greasy oil from the barbecue sauce.


They had never used bioaugmentation products, so we suggested a program to combat the grease and oils that were causing the foaming problems.






foam and scum centerwell with foam

Here you can see some scum floating and you can see solids and foam build-up in the centerwell


barbecue foam barbecue foam


There was a thick, bright reddish orange foam everywhere-the coloring was due to the barbecue sauces and oils, high BOD and young sludge.

thick foam after bioaugmentation

Here you can see thick foam and on the photo on the right, scum and floating solids

We actually placed them on a dual bioaugmentation program for a short time. They used a concentrated liquid degreaser product with bacteria upfront in the lift stations at the restaurant and they used the dried  biological products at the plant.  It did not take long for the bacteria to get to work! The photos above were taken January 20th prior to the bioaugmentation trial.

The photos below were taken April 6th, 2005 after implementation of the bioaugmentation program. What an incredible difference.


after bioaugmentation no foam after bioaugmentation


Here the water is so clear, you can see down to the solids on the bottom. The aeration basin has no more thick, greasy foam on it and a nice MLSS.


no grease after bioaugmentation after bioaugmentation


Areas that before were covered with greasy scum and foam are now crystal clear compared to no treatment. Remember, this is a wastewater treatment plant, it is not a drinking water plant, so in actuality, this is very good. There will be some incoming grease and scum, but there is significantly less due to upstream treatment. Onsite treatment also helped with clearwells, clarifier and foaming on the aeration basin.


after bioaugmentation

Anytime you can pre-treat upstream, you gain two advantages. You use less product, you start working on the grease immediately. You help clean the pipes, so no residual grease can build-up in the pipes and cause later maintenance problems and you start the bacteria already working.  Many restaurants can add small amounts of concentrated liquid bacteria product into their grease traps and drains to help reduce grease problems, and lower maintenance costs.


Antifoams- Basic information and when not to use them

Food Plant Case Histories


Bacteria for Wastewater Treatment

1    Microbial Products for Bioaugmentation and Bioengineering

2    Biological Products for use in Wastewater Applications for Bioengineering and Bioaugmentation

3    Biological Products, Descriptions,  Usage and Applications


Call Environmental Leverage today to see if a Biological Program can help improve your plant!

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