1. BIOSTRAINZ™ can be used both for system rehabilitation and for ongoing system maintenance. Dosing programs designed to rehabilitate an underperforming wastewater system typically include initial “shock” doses that steadily decrease in amount and frequency over time. Once the system is performing as desired, a maintenance dosing program can commence and continue indefinitely to keep the system running optimally. Shock doses can be on the order of 4 to 10 times the dose required for ongoing maintenance. Additionally, where wastewater enters the treatment application such as a facultative lagoon the influent is also dosed with a small amount of BIOSTRAINZ.

2. In other cases, a progressive approach to rehabilitation dosing can be more appropriate. In instances where a rapid re-activation of large amounts of dormant sludge in a wastewater treatment system cannot be accommodated, BIOSTRAINZ doses may be phased in slowly to effect a more long-term rehabilitation of the system.

3. In some cases a “shock” or rehabilitation program will also require dosing of BIOSTRAINZ to the influent.

4. The correct dosing program by application is presented in Section ‎4 Introducing BIOSTRAINZ to a Wastewater Treatment Process. Each dosing program is then detailed in Section ‎4.