Huma Tech Additives Case Studies 

Since 1973, Huma has been testing its products in the field. Our team continues to conduct field trials, case studies and third-party research studies to formulate and offer the most effective crop and soil health products with our Micro Carbon Technology®.

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Super Phos® Multi-State Midwest Trial
03.07.2024 Case Studies

Super Phos® Multi-State Midwest Trial

Background Application of phosphorus (P) fertilizers—such as triple super phosphate (TSP), monoammonium phosphate (MAP), diammonium phosphate (DAP), liquid ammonium polyphosphate (APP), and other forms—can be inefficient and, at times, not environmentally friendly. A technology that can mitigate these P fertilizer challenges without compromising yield and return on investment is highly desirable. Huma® Super Phos® is...

Fall Soil Application of Fertil Humus® Increases Illinois Corn Yield and ROI
11.21.2023 Case Studies

Fall Soil Application of Fertil Humus® Increases Illinois Corn Yield and ROI

Background Feeding beneficial soil fungal activity can enhance aerobic decomposition of organic matter and build a humus-rich soil that releases nutrients tied up in crop residues. This can positively impact crop yield and lead to a higher return on investment. Objective The objective of this study was to observe how a fall application of Huma®...

Humic Products Increase Soybean Yield In Iowa
11.21.2023 Case Studies

Humic Products Increase Soybean Yield In Iowa

Background Scientific research shows humic and fulvic acids can have a biostimulant effect on plant root growth and mass, nutrient availability and uptake, and crop yield and quality. Objective The objective of this study was to compare and contrast the immediate effects that three types of humic products from Huma®, Inc., have on soybean yield....

Humic Products Increase Iowa Corn Yield
11.21.2023 Case Studies

Humic Products Increase Iowa Corn Yield

Background Scientific research shows humic and fulvic acids can have a biostimulant effect on plant root growth and mass, nutrient availability and uptake, and crop yield and quality. Objective The objective of this study was to compare and contrast the immediate effects that three types of humic products from Huma®, Inc. have on corn yield....

Super Phos® Lowers Papermill Operating Costs in China
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Super Phos® Lowers Papermill Operating Costs in China

Problem  The existing wastewater treatment system uses 600 kg/day of diammonium phosphate (DAP) to provide the needed phosphorus concentration to maintain a healthy microbial population to treat wastewater. These microorganisms break down the organic matter being discharged from the paper processing facility. Without the correct concentration of available phosphorus, the microorganisms are unable to grow...

Lagoon Study Shows Sludge Layer Biologically Active and Responsive to Reduction Using Bio Energizer®
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Lagoon Study Shows Sludge Layer Biologically Active and Responsive to Reduction Using Bio Energizer®

Summary  In this study, a one-year bioremediation plan was implemented for a municipal wastewater treatment facility with 2 primary lagoons that were at risk of upset and in which wastewater processing capacity was reduced due to an increased sludge layer. Specific changes in strata microbial life were tracked through ATP and DNA analysis at quarterly...

Bio Genesis® Reduces Foam and Increases Stability at Idaho Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Bio Genesis® Reduces Foam and Increases Stability at Idaho Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

Problem  A municipal wastewater treatment facility in Idaho uses a small, activated sludge system to treat 35,000 gallons per day (gpd); waste activated sludge (WAS) is removed from the system approximately every 2 to 3 weeks. The system frequently experienced intermittent foaming and settling issues, as well as seasonal impact from grease relating to the...

Bio Genesis® Reduces Foam and Increases Stability at Arizona Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Bio Genesis® Reduces Foam and Increases Stability at Arizona Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

Problem  A municipal wastewater treatment facility in Arizona uses an activated sludge system with 4 oxidation ditches to treat approximately 9 million gallons per day. The system frequently experiences intermittent foaming and settling issues. The operator was looking for a solution to the foaming and settling issues that would also provide operational stability throughout the...

Bio Energizer® Toxicity Testing
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Bio Energizer® Toxicity Testing

Abstract  Bio Energizer® is frequently used to facilitate bioremediation of wastewater. A study was conducted by an independent laboratory to measure possible negative effects Bio Energizer® might have on a freshwater test species (rainbow trout).   Using EPA-approved methodology to evaluate Bio Energizer®, the lab administered the product at 10 ppm to a test tank and...

Bio Energizer® Reduces Sludge at Small Municipal Facility
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Bio Energizer® Reduces Sludge at Small Municipal Facility

Problem  A small town in Utah (pop. 1,800) had a municipal wastewater system with a flow rate of 192,000 gallons per day. The system included a series of four lagoons that tapered to a depth of 6 feet, although at this time only Ponds 1 and 2 were being evaluated for treatment as they were...

Bio Energizer® Reduces Sludge at Small N.M. Municipal Facility
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Bio Energizer® Reduces Sludge at Small N.M. Municipal Facility

Problem  A small town in New Mexico (pop. 1,300) had a municipal wastewater system with a flow rate of 50,000 gallons per day. The system included a series of three lagoons that tapered to a depth of 13 feet. Pond 1 had an average sludge depth of 1.9 feet, Pond 2 averaged 3.5 feet, and...

Bio Energizer® Reduces Sludge 45% In One Year, Saves Municipal Plant $6 M In Dredging Costs
09.29.2023 Case Studies

Bio Energizer® Reduces Sludge 45% In One Year, Saves Municipal Plant $6 M In Dredging Costs

Summary In this study, a one-year bioremediation plan featuring Bio Energizer® was implemented for a municipal wastewater treatment facility with 2 primary lagoons in which sludge depths had reached 5–7 feet. The lagoons were at risk of upset and wastewater processing capacity was reduced. Sludge levels were measured at baseline and quarterly. Sludge depth was...