Like all living organisms, microbial populations contained in waste handling systems that are responsible for the ultimate stabilization, or treatment, of the waste have a minimum nutrient requirement. Frequently the concentration of many of these nutrients contained in existing waste systems is insufficient or not in a usable form for microorganisms to maintain microbial cell synthesis and growth. The lack of the required nutrients are typically the limiting factor in the treatment or ultimate stabilization of the waste.
In addition to the many required inorganic nutrients, organic nutrients are also required by microorganisms. These organic nutrients are sometimes known as "growth factors" and are compounds necessary for organic growth because they become constituents of organic cell material that cannot be synthesized from other carbon sources. Growth factor requirements differ from one organism to another, but the major ones fall into the following three classes: amino acids, pureness and pyrimidines and vitamins.
BIOLOGIC products are a group of biological waste system additives containing a proprietary blend of organic and inorganic nutrients, all of which are biodegradable and completely non-toxic, in a form readily available to microorganisms.
The relative concentrations and proportions of the various components contained within the BIOLOGIC products have been explicitly engineered to stimulate a specific group of microorganisms called facultative anaerobes.
BIOLOGIC products do not contain bacteria or enzymes, but rather are designed to stimulate existing bacteria found in biological systems.
With the addition of BIOLOGIC products to a waste handling/treatment facility, the biological pathways are no longer inhibited due to the lack of essential nutrients and as a result biological activity, growth and metabolism is substantially increased. By stimulating these specific microorganisms, tremendous benefits in waste treatment can be achieved including a considerable increase in treatment efficiency along with substantial operational cost savings.
Programmed additions of BIOLOGIC SR2 are
introduced into wastewater Systems to aid in maintaining a dominance of selected
biological cultures. A typical treatment program entails a higher initial dosage of BIOLOGIC
SR2 followed by regular maintenance applications. The maintenance dosage
aids in stimulating the activity of desirable facultative anaerobes in any wastewater
Organic solids are more completely broken down in the process. Malodors are reduced or eliminated, as the growth of odor producing organisms are minimized by the overwhelming competition provided by the carbon reducing bacteria. The final effluent quality is improved through the increased facultative bacteria which function in the presence or absence of dissolved oxygen.
BIOLOGIC SR2 does not contain bacteria or
enzymes, but stimulate the indigenous microbes in waste sludge digestion facilities which
result in less odor and more efficient biodegradation of solids.
By adding BIOLOGIC 8R2 to sludge handling systems, biological activity, growth and metabolism of specific solids reducing microorganisms which benefit wastewater treatment efficiency is achieved. No harmful chemicals are added to the sludges therefore they will not contaminate groundwater if land application is involved. Odors are as well reduced to an almost unperceivable level.
Due to the significant increase in solids digestion efficiency, large operational cost savings are involved due to a decrease in the overall sludge quantity requiring disposal.
Each waste treatment and handling facility has to be individually
engineered to determine the required dosage of BIOLOGIC SR2/SRC.
Ideally in continuous flow wastewater systems, BIOLOGIC SR2 should
be added to the system as far upstream as practical. Introduction within the wastewater
collection system has been shown to be an effective means of pre-treating the wastewater,
thereby maximizing the effectiveness.
Dosages for common industrial/municipal facilities have been established, however, many waste handling facilities have their own unique characteristics to which a treatment program must be uniquely tailored and engineered.
The improvement in effluent or compost quality depends primarily on how the facility was performing originally. If a plant is operating at or near the theoretical optimum for that type of system, the expected improvement will generally be less than for a plant operating poorly. Odor is generally reduced very rapidly to an acceptable limit within hours.