Municipal wastewater treatment systems have to be flexible. Flows and contaminants are constantly changing, and the operator has to be prepared for anything that comes his or her way. Operational stability depends on thoroughly monitoring and understanding the system’s biology and leveraging that biology to reduce contaminants in the waste stream. 

Activated sludge systems depend on a combination of aerobic, facultative, and anaerobic processes to enable microorganisms to do their work within wastewater systems. Typical problems include recovering lost biomass, foaming and settling issues, and sludge-volume build-up.  

An inherent problem with any lagoon treatment system for wastewater is the expensive process of mechanically dredging, hauling, and disposing of the sludge to maintain capacity. There can also be problems with excess BOD and odor. Our bioremediation approach can solve these problems (even in the winter), saving thousands of dollars while keeping the lagoons on line and working.