TKN (Total Nitrogen, including Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites)
Oils & Grease,
Many chemical pollutants
Removes Blue Green Algae
Sewage treatment is principally about the removal of Nitrogen and Phosphorus nutrients from the influent as effectively as possible before discharge usually into a natural water course-either a river, lake or ocean. Efficient nutrient removal is essential to prevent eutrophication of waterways.
Unlike nitrogen compounds which can be broken down and off-gassed as nitrogen gas (N2-See Nitrogen management), Phosphorus can not be converted into gaseous state for removal at temperatures in waste water environment. As a result, Phosphorus is most effectively treated in plants adopting BIOSTRAINZ technology through co-aggulationand Sedementation. The Phosphorus then is removed from the plant as phosphate. In large scale plants, this is commonly achieved through Alum Dosing.
Whilst there has been a trend to BNR (Biological Nutrient Removal) in recent years targeting uptake of phosphorus by phosphorus favoring bacteria strain. The benefits of this are far outweighed by overall plant efficiencies that enzymatic treatment with BIOSTRAINZ offers
Nitrogen is typically removed from waste water through a combination of uptake into bacterial cellular material, microbial digestion and sedimentation. Removed from the plant as a component of sludge the majority of the nitrogen then completes its transformation through the nitrogen cycle external of the plant.
BIOSTRAINZ™ has the ability to enzymatically accelerate the completion of the nitrogen cycle to remove a large portion of nitrogen in the form of nitrogen gas (N 2) within the confines of the plant. This process requires amonification, Nitrification, Dentrification to ultimately break the nitrogenous compounds in influent into CO 2 (Carbon Dioxide), H2O (Water) and N2 (Nitrogen Gas).
This action is evidenced by higher than normal in-process measures of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates demonstrating progressive break down of the nitrogenous waste at rates much faster than are otherwise possible. Despite these higher in-process measures, final effluent is typically lower in total nitrogen, ammonia and nitrate than traditional plant operations provides, due to the enhanced biological efficiency in the aeration chamber.