Fats, oils and grease (FOG) cause many complications in municipal wastewater treatment. Excessive FOG can foul sensors in wet wells, promote growth of filamentous bacteria, cause foam, impact dewatering and cause permit violations. Physical removal can be costly, labor intensive and increase operating time. FOG is biodegradable, but in many systems the microbial community does not contain enough of the right microorganisms to keep FOG levels under control.
Our patented blends of microbes contain both spore-forming and vegetative strains capable of degrading long-chained fatty acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Liquid and dry products are available for a wide range of applications involving problematic accumulations of FOG in both treatment plants and collection systems.
Collection systems can have odors due to long residence time and low flows. If odors go unaddressed H₂S can form and cause corrosion and hazardous conditions. Using caustic and other harsh chemicals can be dangerous.
Preventing the H₂S from forming is essential. This can be done biologically or with calcium nitrate. If H₂S has already formed it can be degraded biologically with OdorCap 5700 or oxidize it with GCPRO Oxidizer.
The Wet Well Wizard aeration system is the newest technology to dissolve FOG, eliminate odor and septicity of hydrogen sulfide in the wet well. By starting mixing in the collection system you begin to pre-process the water and create an aerobic environment to improve the wastewater plant operation.
The injection of a continuous flow of cleaved bubbles into the wet well water breaks up and liquefies FOG. The added air turns it into an aerobic environment allowing your bacteria to start treating the wastewater.