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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.




Service Options

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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 www.WastewaterElearning.com/Elearning

Wastewater biomass analysesWastewater Biomass Analyses

This is our standard analyses used to examine the biomass in a system. A wastewater biomass analyses would consist of a number of different things.  A brief cover letter explaining the overall health of your system as observed through the sample. Any suggestions for troubleshooting that might be indicated by the observations noted. The report includes an analysis of the floc, the higher life forms and possible filamentous identifications if requested.


What is a wastewater biomass analysis?  The Wastewater Biomass Analyses consists of three sections, a report that summarizes the findings and correlating process recommendations, a Higher Life Form sheet and the Floc Characterization Sheet. Wet mounts, India Ink stains as well as the use of Lactophenol Cotton blue are used on the biomass.

Wastewater Biomass Analyses $275.00 per sample.


For more in-depth details click here on Wastewater Biomass Analyses


Filamentous Identification with Wastewater Biomass Analyses


Filamentous Identification sheetFilaments can be internal or external and they can be free of the floc structures or found intertwined in the floc. Filaments present in the system do not always have to mean a problem. Some filaments are good if they form a strong backbone and add a rigid network to the floc. They help give the floc more structure and settle faster. Filaments are good BOD degraders also. They are only a problem when they become dominant. If filament abundance is in the abundant or excessive range, having a Filamentous Identification performed is recommended.


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.


Analyses consists of a orginal Wastewater Biomass analyses above, as well as Filamentous Identification with Gram, Neisser, Lactophenol Cotton Blue stains and India Ink stains. Filament sheets for each filament identified are included as well as process troubleshooting recommendations.
Filamentous Identification  $375.00 Total.


For more in-depth details click here on Filamentous Identification


1  We have a Chain of Custody Excel form below to use or your own form.
2  Please Call ahead to 630-906-9791 to ship sample. Add any information you have that pretains to sample ie: BOD, DO, TSS, pH, etc.
Any testing numbers you have.
3  Leave 1-2 inches of head space in sample container for airspace.
4  No Blue Ice in Winter, Use Blue Ice in Summer and Do Not Use Ice Cubes because of melting/leaks.

Download here Chain of Custody Form-Complete Form & Ship with Biomass Sample

We are now offering GO GREEN to our customers.

We will not send any paper copies of the report in the mail. Just the CD with the full report, photos and videos.

Please let us know if you want to GO GREEN for the environment.


Click Here for Waterwater Biomass Analyses Printable Pdf Information.


Cooling Tower Analyses

Cooling towerCooling towers can be a critical process in many industrial production facilities. An industrial cooling tower can be the perfect media for biological growth if not properly treated. Typical pH is 7-9 and temperatures may have a wide range. In a cooling tower, the water trickles down a large surface area in order to air-cool the water.  The natural evaporation provides the cooling necessary to reuse the water. As water evaporates, minerals and contaminants in the water concentrate. These minerals and contaminants will eventually reach a concentration where they will cause problems and interfere with the performance waterfallof both the tower and the cooling system, itself. 



 Fouling and corrosion of the cooling tower can impact treatment, and impact heat transfer losses causing decrease in efficiency and increased power consumption.    Biofouling can also destroy cooling towers if they are made of lumber. Corrosion can occur on metal parts.  

More seriously, such contaminants can be harmful to humans who come in contact with them, like operational and maintenance personnel. The most notable example has been the outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, affecting people in hotels, hospitals, office buildings, and other locations, who have come into contact with cooled air from an air conditioning system contaminated from cooling tower water of the air conditioning plant.


For more details on Cooling Tower Analyses and troubleshooting


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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.



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 admin@EnvironmentalLeverage.com or Call us at 630-906-9791


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