Fatberg: The Tip of the Wipes Iceberg Destroying Wastewater Infrastructure

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Wastewater treatment operators manually removing wipes from a lagoon

The fatberg discovered in Great Britain sewers has raised consumer awareness about disposable wipes blockages. But the 140-ton mass is just the tip of the wipes iceberg that is destroying our wastewater infrastructure. Similar fatbergs are clogging sewers in large cities around the world.  Continue reading

Pulp and Paper Wastewater Solutions

Pulp and Paper Processing Plant
Experience the world’s most efficient wastewater remediation products, for operational stability of pulp and paper wastewater treatment facilities.
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Food Processing Wastewater Treatment Solutions

Cheese processing plant
Experience the world’s most efficient wastewater remediation products, for operational stability of food processing wastewater treatment facilities.
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Municipal Wastewater Solutions

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Experience the world’s most efficient wastewater remediation products, for operational stability of municipal wastewater treatment plants.
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Lower Operating Costs with Super Phos®

Paper Mill Wastewater Treatment System

Paper Mill Wastewater Treatment System

Project Summary

A paper mill wastewater treatment facility uses diammonium phosphate to maintain a healthy microbial population. These microorganisms, which break down the organic matter, require the correct concentration of available phosphorus, without which the microorganisms are unable to grow and reproduce.
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Are You Using Wastewater Bioindicators?

Water quality can be evaluated quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively through the use of bioindicators. The presence and activities of microorganisms can indicate changes in system operations and point to the source and magnitude of an issue.1

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Protozoa

Approximately 4% of the microorganisms in wastewater are protozoa, which are single-celled aerobic microorganisms. Protozoa improve effluent clarity by digesting suspended particles and bacteria. Read more about wastewater bioindicators

Healthy Bacteria Are Vital to Wastewater Treatment

bacteriaActivated sludge is a mixture of microorganisms that come in contact with and digest biodegradable materials (food) from wastewater. Once most of the material is removed from the wastewater, microorganisms form floc and settle out as sludge. Some type of microorganism will always grow in the system. The organisms that will dominate will be the ones that are best suited to the environment.1

Microorganisms that are natural to the wastewater environment play a vital role in the wastewater treatment process. Beneficial bacteria, protozoa, metazoa, algae, and fungi feed on organic material in wastewater, breaking it down. Bacteria clump together, or floc, forming masses that settle and separate from wastewater liquids. This settled mass is called sludge. This week, we’re going to talk specifically about wastewater bacteria. Read more about wastewater bacteria

NMRWA 2019 Instructor of the Year Award Presented to Probiotic Solutions® Project Engineer, Heather Jennings

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Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solutions® Project Engineer

Bio Huma Netics, Inc. congratulates Heather Jennings, Project Engineer for Probiotic Solutions®, who was awarded Instructor of the Year at the New Mexico Rural Water Association (NMRWA) Conference on April 10. Ms. Jennings, who has been training and presenting for five and a half years, teaches basic and advanced wastewater math for certification, a course on microbes, and a nitrification/denitrification course.
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Bio Energizer® Cuts Sludge Hauling Costs for Potato Wastewater Treatment Plant

Potato Wastewater TreatmentA wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania was experiencing process control problems when new potato waste stream flows increased by 26%. The additional load was causing filamentous issues in the sequencing batch reactor (SBR), settlability problems, and increased sludge hauling costs.

The engineer was unable to maintain the 8-foot decant level in the sequencing batch reactor (SBR). He couldn’t decant more than 2–3 feet under the excess load.
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Bio Energizer® Reduces Cost and Turbidity in Paperboard Lagoons

BOD & COD Discharges in Paperboard Lagoon

A paper mill wastewater facility was treating 940 tons of paper bags, recycled linerboard, and corrugating medium, daily. The mill was interested in improving wastewater operating efficiency and lowering operating expenses over their standard polymer usage. The plant was experiencing filamentous bacteria, solids, and bulking issues in the final clarifier. It was discharging 4,000 pounds of fiber per day into the Ohio river. Read more about reducing cost and turbidity

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