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FOG

Learn more about our industry-leading solutions for reducing FOG in your plant.

Solids Reduction

Having suspended solids in your system can cause tremendous problems.  Our approach will help bail you out (or keep you from problems in the first place).

Plant startup or Restart

Starting from scratch can be a bit problematic until you get the chemistry balanced.  Our approach helps you reach steady-state levels in record time.

F:M

Whether you call it Food to Microbe ratio or Food to Microorganism, we have the right ratio for you.

BNR

External liquid carbon and probiotic solutions are readily available to work in wastewater streams.  Learn more about these highly effective solutions are easy to use.  

Case Studies and Articles

Bio-Dredging Solids in a Lagoon System

Bio-Dredging Solids in a Lagoon System

Lagoon System 0.01 MGD Municipalities using lagoon systems for wastewater treatment are often challenged with accumulating solids in their treatment ponds. Municipal wastewater carries high organic substrate loads that can inhibit proper wastewater processing....

Solids Reduction in a Municipal Lagoon System

Solids Reduction in a Municipal Lagoon System

One of the most persistent challenges in lagoon wastewater treatment is solids (sludge) management. Lagoon systems are designed to reduce organic solids during wastewaterprocessing. Built up sludge is typically dredged from lagoon systems with heavy equipment. Once...

BOD₅ and TSS Pretreatment for an Aerated Lagoon System

BOD₅ and TSS Pretreatment for an Aerated Lagoon System

Collection System 0.02 MGD Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) receiving wastewater from industrial sources often experience treatment complications from high biological oxygen demand (BOD5) and total suspended solids (TSS) loads. Establishing an...

BOD & TSS Treatment in an Industrial Wastewater Facility

BOD & TSS Treatment in an Industrial Wastewater Facility

Industrial Food & Beverage Wastewater Treatment Plant 0.01 MGD Wastewater treatment plants processing industrial wastewater are often challenged with high biological oxygen demand (BOD) and total suspended solids (TSS)loadings. Specifically, wastewater byproducts...

FOG Reduction in Collection System

FOG Reduction in Collection System

Collection System 0.8 MGD A growing Wyoming municipality of 10,000 people was having trouble with fats, oils, and grease (FOG) management in their wastewater collection system. The city’s lift stations and main lines were consistently coated with grease. When the lift...

FOG Treatment in a Wastewater Collection System

FOG Treatment in a Wastewater Collection System

Collection System 0.7 MGD Persistent fats, oils, and grease (FOG) accumulation can deteriorate wastewater collection infrastructures and increase maintenance demands. Lift stations have many moving parts that can breakdown when FOG buildups are too great....

Startup Industrial Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Plant

Startup Industrial Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Plant

Industrial Membrane Bioreactor Plant 0.01 MGD When starting up a wastewater plant, the biological seed used can influence future treatment efficiency and operational challenges. Domestic activated sludge seeding has potential to introduced unwanted biological and...

Solids Reduction in a Groundwater Recharge Basin

Solids Reduction in a Groundwater Recharge Basin

Groundwater Recharge Basin 0.03 MGD Wastewater storage basins receiving discharge from municipal treatment plants can accumulate solids. With bioaugmentation, utilities can increase the biomass in wastewater systems to more effectively reduce solids.1 The following...

Sludge Reduction in a Large Evaporative Lagoon

Sludge Reduction in a Large Evaporative Lagoon

Evaporative Lagoon 0.9 MGD Sludge accumulation is common in municipal lagoon systems. These processes are often overloaded with poorly degraded solids in influent wastewater flows. Toimprove solids reduction and overall treatment quality in the above lagoon systems,...

Solids Treatment in a Wastewater Lagoon System

Solids Treatment in a Wastewater Lagoon System

Wastewater Lagoon System 0.2 MGD Municipal wastewater lagoon systems are often challenged with solids accumulation due to high organic loadings. Excess sludge can severely inhibit the treatment process in these systems. Furthermore, to avoid the high cost and labor...

Sludge Reduction in a Lagoon System with ProBiotic Scrubber® II

Sludge Reduction in a Lagoon System with ProBiotic Scrubber® II

Wastewater Lagoon System 0.8 MGD Excessive sludge accumulation and related treatment issues are often experienced in rural wastewater lagoon systems. A growing Wyoming city of 10,000 people were struggling with solids buildup in their lagoons. The biology in their two...

Toxicity Treatment in an Oil Refinery Aerated Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in an Oil Refinery Aerated Lagoon System

An industrial oil refinery in New Mexico used BioLynceus® to restart their biological treatment after a toxic hit. The refinery was processing 50,000 barrels of crude oil a day. Toxicity was experienced in the system after foaming fire retardant was unexpectedly released at the refinery.

Toxicity Treatment in a Facultative Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Facultative Lagoon System

Lagoon WWTP 0.2 MGD The biology in wastewater lagoons can be significantly impacted by toxic substances introduced from illicit drug manufacturing. Surface waters contaminated with amphetamines, and the chemicals used to manufacture them, are known to suppress aquatic...

Toxicity Treatment in a Municipal Wastewater Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Municipal Wastewater Lagoon System

Chemicals used in illicit drug manufacturing can cause significant harm to the microbial communities in surface waters. Municipal lagoon systems are especially vulnerable to these chemicals, because they receive high strength influent directly from urban sources.

Toxicity Mitigation in an Industrial Sequencing Batch Reactor

Toxicity Mitigation in an Industrial Sequencing Batch Reactor

Managing toxic loadings at industrial wastewater treatment facilities can be challenging. Influent from food processing industries can introduce harmful cleaning products. Biota with damaged cellular structures may be unable to properly metabolize the organic substrate and nutrients in wastewater.

Toxicity Treatment in a Wastewater Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Wastewater Lagoon System

Municipal wastewater lagoon systems are susceptible to toxic waste poisoning. Toxic loads from residences and businesses are sporadic and difficult to mitigate. When toxicity levels are high in wastewater lagoons, the biological treatment process is inhibited due to loss in biomass.

Startup of a 8.9 MGD Anaerobic Digester at a Sugar Refinery

Startup of a 8.9 MGD Anaerobic Digester at a Sugar Refinery

Halfway through a sugar beet processing campaign (September through May) a Midwest refinery noticed something was wrong with their wastewater processing system. The plant discharge was within limits for their NPDES permit parameters, but the chemical oxygen demand (COD) readings from their 8.9 million-gallon anaerobic digester were very different at the top, center, and bottom of the digester.

Startup of a Membrane Reactor

Startup of a Membrane Reactor

Mechanical WWTP .06 MGD National parks attract millions of visitors each year. Increasing seasonal traffic experienced by these establishments can overload the wastewater treatment infrastructure leading to treatment inefficiency and, eventually, structural...

Startup Mechanical Plant After Failed Activated Sludge Seeding

Startup Mechanical Plant After Failed Activated Sludge Seeding

A common issue in activated sludge systems is sludge bulking (SB), or the uncontrolled growth of filamentous bacteria (FB). Impacts of a bulking sludge include (but are not limited to) poor settleability, impaired biological nutrient removal, and increased facility maintenance.

Startup of a Fixed-Film Activated Sludge Process

Startup of a Fixed-Film Activated Sludge Process

Establishing a functional biological community for wastewater treatment is essential when starting a new plant. Monitoring the growing biology during a startup provides the insight plant staff need to adjust operations to achieve a high treatment efficiency. Settleometer testing of aeration basin effluent in activated sludge processes can indicate whether the biomass will settle properly or cause bulking in the system.

F:M Stability in a National Park Wastewater Network

F:M Stability in a National Park Wastewater Network

The F:M in the wastewater treatment network at a National Park in Wyoming was optimal from July – October. There was consistent organic carbon loading during this time from tourist activities. However, when the park closed for the winter, the biomass declined due to reduced influent flows. This caused treatment issues in the beginning of the next tourist season in May and June because biomass declined during the slow recreation months November-April.

F:M Stability in a Sequencing Batch Reactor

F:M Stability in a Sequencing Batch Reactor

In many resort towns, the influent loads to the wastewater treatment system are highly variable throughout the year. During the tourist seasons there is an abundance of wastewater to sustain the biomass at treatment facilities, but when the transient population leaves, there is a drastic reduction in organic substrate. The organic carbon supplied to the system, the carbonaceous biological oxygen demand (CBOD), serves as a food source for organotrophic organisms in activated sludge systems.

F:M Stabilization at a Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant

F:M Stabilization at a Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater treatment plants receiving inconsistent influent loads are often challenged with maintaining an effective biological treatment. Many of the key microorganisms in wastewater processes are dependent on organic substrate to grow and divide. When influent flows are limited, the biodegradable carbon source for the treatment system may be too low to sustain biomass.

F:M Treatment with Candy Carbon® at an Activated Sludge Plant

F:M Treatment with Candy Carbon® at an Activated Sludge Plant

Many wastewater systems experiencing high infiltration and inflow (I&I) have issues with hydraulic overloading which impacts biomass stability. I&I can impair the capacity of the wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

F:M Treatment in an Activated Sludge Plant

F:M Treatment in an Activated Sludge Plant

Wastewater systems located in regions with high annual precipitation, such as the Pacific Northwest, are prone to experiencing biological washouts due to high infiltration and inflow (I&I) from collection systems. I&I can critically disrupt the biological treatment at a plant.

Candy Carbon® Denitrification in an Activated Sludge System

Candy Carbon® Denitrification in an Activated Sludge System

Activated Sludge Plant 0.2 MGD For many municipal wastewater treatment facilities, removing inorganic nitrogen to permitted discharge levels is a challenging requirement. Without the role of biological nutrient removal (BNR) in treatment systems, effluent wastewater...

Nitrification Bioaugmentation in an Activated Sludge Process

Nitrification Bioaugmentation in an Activated Sludge Process

Mechanical WWTP .2 MGD Augmenting wastewater processes with cultures of nitrifying bacteria can increase abundance and nitrification efficiency correspondingly. Additionally, implementing organic matter degrading microbiology in a system can increase the time...

Nitrification Treatment in an Aerated Lagoon System

Nitrification Treatment in an Aerated Lagoon System

Lagoon WWTP 0.2MGD Municipal Lagoon systems are often challenged with facilitating nitrification. Nitrifying bacteria are responsible for removing ammonia from wastewater. These organisms are generally in low abundance in lagoon processes for a few reasons; [1]...

Nitrification of Municipal Lagoon Systems

Nitrification of Municipal Lagoon Systems

Municipal Lagoon systems are often challenged with facilitating nitrification. Nitrifying bacteria are responsible for removing ammonia from wastewater. These organisms are generally in low abundance in lagoon processes for a few reasons; [1] nitrification is an...

ProBiotic Dredging Explained

ProBiotic Dredging Explained

ProBiotic Dredging® Explained ProBiotic Dredging® is a proprietary process utilized by BioLynceus® to remove organic materials from fresh water lakes, ponds, wastewater lagoons and waste handling systems. For over twenty five years, BioLynceus® has been working...

How Do Wastewater Plants Remove Solids From A Digester?

How Do Wastewater Plants Remove Solids From A Digester?

When the wwtp process experiences difficulty in breaking down the solids an alternative is to have the solids removed.  This often includes a third party who is qualified to handle the cleaning and removal of solids out of the digester.

Solids Handling and BioSolids Management

Solids Handling and BioSolids Management

Have you seen our trainer's lately? The management of wastewater treatment, specifically sewage wastewater sludge and the residual sludge is a operational and management concern for sewer and treatment professionals. We provide training to wastewater treatment...