FAQ FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATORS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY PLANT OPERATORS
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•Specially selected strains of bacteria
The carrier is oat bran. Products may also include surface tension depressants. All the ingredients are bio-degradable.
We call this Bioaugmentation, because you are augmenting (adding to) the naturally occurring biomass within your wwtp.
The bio-enhancer acts as a food source for the bacteria.
The micro-organisms in the product are freeze-dried. When they make contact with water, they “wake up”. In perfect conditions, if they have access to food, the bacteria should double in number in the first twenty minutes. In reality, because the contamination may be difficult to find, often there can be a rapid dying off of the micro-organisms. By placing the bio-enhancer actually into the product alongside the micro-organisms, we are giving them their very own food parcel to get them through that first critical twenty minutes.
Nutrients are required for cell growth. Inadequate amounts of essential nutrients will substantially slow the growth rates of micro-organisms, and therefore, their ability to remove the organic material from wastewaters.
As near to the inlet to your system as possible. The aim is to create as large a biofilm as possible throughout your entire plant. In practice most operators dose at the headworks or failing that, into the primary tank.
Industries where the manufacturing process produces wastewater that has a high level of organic contamination – Food manufacturing and processing (including Dairy, Fruit vegetable and wine, Fish Farming); Pulp and Paper; Chemicals. They are also widely used in the treatment of domestic sewage and in Anaerobic Digesters.
EnBac® powder products are non- hazardous. We do not prepare Coshh sheets for these products. If you require an MSDS, please contact us and we’ll happily send you one.
We place 250g in water-soluble sachets, so it’s easy to dose the correct amount – no measuring! We put 40 x 250g sachets (10 kg) in each plastic bucket. The maximum we can safely place on a pallet is 60 buckets (600kg).
Dosage rates are usually dependant on the flowrate into the plant. The information you need is on the product brochure or contact us and we’ll help you work it out.
The optimum range for pH should be 6-8. Below 4 and above 10 is unacceptable.
The optimum range for temperature is 25 deg C – 40 deg C. Above about 65 deg C, they die. The closer to zero deg C it is, the less active the microorganisms are.
The bacteria will work in aerobic and anaerobic conditions, but will work better in aerobic conditions.
Probably. Every treatment plant is different. If you have particular concerns about yours, please get in touch and we’ll try our best to help you.