Reduced Dewatering Costs Case Study
Sludge handling is an inevitable expense in Municipal wastewater facilities. Many of our customers tell us that this single expense accounts for the majority of their operational budgets, limiting their operations dramatically. Recently, we brought our new “Fermentation” technology to market, and it has already resulted in significant savings everywhere it has been employed, and reducing the headache. We don’t dewater. We Digest.
Our new “Fermentation” technology grows select, highly-effective biological complexes on-site, producing an 83:1 return for our clients. Utilizing facultative biological complexes designed with Digesters in mind, our fermentation system produces “matched” biological complexes that digest sludge more aggressively than anything seen in the marketplace before, greatly reducing cost and manpower. And, since most Operations are under-staffed, this allows management to utilize existing personnel for projects that have been on the back-burner.
Starting with a full Digester
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?
SO, HOW DO WE DO IT?
Reduced Dewatering Costs
In August, Bio-Clean additions were increased to 0.4 ppm to deal with the additional grease loading, settling the Plant back down.
“I can give you some facts and maybe you can put some pieces together. The Plant is designed to remove 30 mg/L ammonia. Our average influent ammonia runs in the 40 to 60 range. We have run some grab samples that range well over 100, and sometimes 200. Our average effluent ammonia runs in the decimals. As you know, we use Bio-Clean as an aid for settling. We have been using this product so long it is just a natural part of operations. Does it affect ammonia removal or reduction? I would have to make an educated guess and say yes.” – Dennis Hale, Wastewater Superintendent
UPDATE: JANUARY 2018