BIOSTRAINZ™ has the added benefit of reducing odors emitted from wastewater treatment applications. This is a significant benefit when residential housing encroaches on treatment facilities. This improvement in odor emission can have a positive impact resulting in less complains from the community and less public pressure on wastewater treatment plant owners and professionals.
Reduction in CO2 emissions
CO2 levels off-gassed during decomposition of organic wastes are reduced by 50-55%. This has a large and direct greenhouse gas emission benefit.
Waste water treatment typically requires high levels of aeration to sustain suffient oxygen levels to support high levels of biomass and oxidization of waste material. This high oxygen demand leads directly to high electricity consumption for aeration.
By removing the reliance on biomass to remove nutrients and contamination, oxygen demand is substantially and rapidly reduced. The key contributors to the reduced oxygen demand are reduced microbial respiration due to lower levels of biomass, rapid removal of organic waste hence lower oxidization demand, lower microbial cell formation. The result of this is a natural increase in dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. Where employed, auto DO monitoring equipment will manage aeration allowing for BIOSTRAINZ™ technology to deliver energy savings often in excess of 50%. Where such technology is not employed, manual monitoring and adjustment of aerator run time and speed are required to realize energy savings.
This not only provides direct cost savings to the plant but may offer options to generate carbon credits or obtain other forms of incentive for the adoption of energy saving technologies.