Boats and Ships


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.




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What's New!

We have just added "Virtual Audits" to our capabilities. Check out our new Services.  We are in the process of developing new courses for our ""Online E-University" in order to meet the needs of our global customers that cannot travel to our public classes.Visit our new website

cruise shipsThe Marine community is highly sensitive to environmental issues.   Environmental Leverage Inc. offers new, innovative technologies for economic and social development that addresses issues pertaining to companies’ ecological policies. MicroClear 209 bioaugmentation


Problem Areas and Issues

Port and Terminal Reception Facilities  Issues
Marine Sewage Pump out Facility
Marine Sanitation Device Systems
Cruise Ships
Sewer Transfer Stations
Holding tanks for treated and untreated sewage
Holding tanks for Grey water
Pollution, BOD, TSS, odors, corrosion

Covid and Increased sanitation chemical impacting ammonia and amines in discharge waters



Water ballast management plan
Biological Optimization Program
Technical assistance for marine pollution issues
Scientific review of marine environmental issues
Regulatory analysis and update
Environmental regulatory compliance
Biochemical Assessment of Environmental Contamination
Biological Productsmarine
Alternative Oxygen Chemicals
Mechanical Aeration
Package plants
Training, Consulting, Testing, Audits
Tank Remediation
Microscopic Evaluation

NItrification training and bioaugmentation programs


EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project, Marine Industry.  More information can be obtained on the EPA website or by contacting Environmental Leverage


There are tons of files containing information on every subject from A to Z on the internet with standards, benchmarks and industry BMP's.  The problems is, who has time to dig and find it all. It is not always in easy to find places.  We have tried to show you some of the ones we though might be useful. There are links to the places where we found some of them in case you want to dig deeper on a particular subject and find out more.


Cruise Ships

Cruise ships wastewaterCruise ships are as large as small floating cities. Some can hold anywhere from 3-5000 people.  One cruise ship can generate in just one day up to 37,000 gallons of oily bilge water, 30,000 gal of sewage, 255,000 gals of Non-sewage Grey water and tens of thousands of gallons of ballast water.
It is possible to pre-treat some of this water onsite and clean it naturally with naturally occurring bacterial products. Bacterial products offer a more efficient alternative to chemicals. They actually degrade the grease and organics at the source. Look into the products below for your paticular application. There are many options and solutions available to treat wastewater.


Tanks onsite can be retrofitted or brought in and can be used to pre-treat influent prior to being discharged to acruise ship wastewater bioaugmentation local P.O.T.W. or Marina and significantly lower the surcharges that are incurred due to high BOD and TSS fluctuations that often exist, especially on large ships or cruise lines. We have worked with a number of ships that used onsite treatment, or small package plants to pretreat their influent and saved 1/2 to one million dollars a year in savings, not to mention headaches and upsets to the local POTW.


Did you know most biosolids can be land applied and have significant nutrient value. This can reduce the cost on N and P to the farmer by 30-50% depending upon the values measured in the cake solids and the crop nutrient requirements.


Antifoams- Basic information and when not to use ship bioaugmentation MicroClear 209


cruise shipBoiler and Cooling Tower Blowdown Cooling Tower Microscopic analyses

Bioaugmentation for reduction of BOD and TSS in ships holding tanks, drains, marinas. Assists in Odor Reduction.


MicroClear® 209 powder is a high potency, bacteria-laden, powdered formulation, is specially formulated & packaged for direct addition to holding tanks, marine heads, drains and grease traps. Use in boats, marinas, restaurants and commercial buildings. MicroClear® 209 contains a specially formulated, proprietary blend of microorganisms, micro/macronutrients, and surface tension suppressants/penetrants.  The safe, naturally occurring bacteria are present in high numbers to handle difficult organic problems, reduce odors and are very economical to use. Reduces odor problems.

MicroSolv-L Marine is a liquid product that was developed for use in the biological wastewater treatment of ships, ballast tanks and small marine craft. This product helps digest the fats, oils and grease that can cause problems with foaming and filamentous bacteria, odors, or permit violations.MicroSolv L-Marine Liquid Bioaugmentation Greatly assists in Odor reduction.


MicroBlock™ is a solid slow-release bacterial product. The safe naturally occuring bacteria are present in high numbers to handle difficult organic problems. The naturally occuring bacteria contained in the block will reduce odors, sludge, fats, oils and grease build-up.


Audits and Onsite Training and Consulting

cruise ship bioaugmentationIn order to "Audit" or Troubleshoot a Cruise ship wastewater treatment plant, a number of things need to be looked at. A physical walk-through of the plant needs to be conducted with visual observations noted. A microscopic analyses of the Biological portion of the waste treatment system needs to be conducted. Settleometer Testing needs to be conducted A sludge judge should be used on a Clarifier Examination of lab data- current testing procedures and results Walk through and correlation of process side to wastewater treatment plant operations A fully detailed final report is issued with process recommendations, system changes, areas for optimization and increased efficiency. Final Effluent Permit requirements can be evaluated to determine if a more efficient approach can be taken.

For a full onsite audit of your plant- Contact Environmental Leverage inc. 630-906-9791

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More troubleshooting for Cruise ships and boats:

Covid impact on Nitrification

Troubleshooting small package plant SystemsboatsMicroBlock bioaugmentation


For a full onsite audit of your Plant or Wastewater System.

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MicroSolv™ - L Marine is a  liquid bioaugmentation product.

MicroClear® 209 is powdered high potency formulation.

MicroBlock™ is a soil slow-release bioaugmentation product.


Review our Troubleshooting Links Below

1    Troubleshooting Lagoon Systemsmarinas

2    Wastewater in the Fall- Problems and Solutions

3    Beneficial Reuse

4    Lagoons-Winter BOD issues and bioaugmentation

5    Learn how Environmental Leverage can help your plant

6    Bioaugmentation in Food and Beverage plants can impact on BOD and TSS

7    Filamentous bacteria can be a problem is solids are held too long in a clarifier also.

8    Total System Optimization- Case History

9    Lab Testing and Troubleshooting Newsletter Wastewater Biomass Analysis

10  Check out Our Wastewater ELearning Courses: Click this line. 


Wastewater Training Options

The greatest equipment and the most efficient, dedicated workers can be ineffective if they are not properly trained. At Environmental Leverage, we have years of experience in many process areas and technical expertise on equipment, systems and operations. Programs to optimize your system or custom training can be tailored to increase the reliability and efficiency of your plant. Look for self taught training materials and training courses below.


Wastewater basics   How to use the microscopeVisual troubleshooting a wastewater lagoonNitrification and denitrification


We have developed a full line of Training CD's and Elearning classes for training and operator CEU's.



Elearning and General Brochure Click for brochure

Online Wastewater Training ELearning -

Since wastewater training is such an integral part of any treatment system, we have been asked to develop an online waste water training program with some of our materials.
It is not always easy to get on a plane or travel attend a wastewater training class. Now you will be able to take waste water training courses at your leisure from your home or office.


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Take a sneak peek inside our training courses with our ELearning Demo Make sure to create an account and log in.


Lab Poster


Lab Poster Higher Life Forms


Environmental Leverage Lab Poster for Wastewater Training. This Microbiology Poster has photos as well as descriptions and troubleshooting recommendations of common micro organisms found in most wastewater treatment plants.


Contact Environmental Leverage for more information about obtaining this poster for your lab or setting up hands on training, consulting and onsite audits.
Email or Call us at 630-906-9791