Biological solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment

Stricter regulations, rising costs and limited capital are compelling municipal and industrial wastewater plants to look for smarter solutions to improve treatment efficiency.


Novozymes’ biological wastewater treatment products for bioaugmentation can be used to:

  • Lower effluent COD (chemical oxygen demand)
  • Remove specific pollutants such as phenols, hydrocarbons, and ammonia
  • Improve system efficiency by shortening start-up times for new plants
  • Simplify operations under harsh environmental conditions like cold temperatures
  • Control unwanted odors
  • Enhance biogas production

Specific products for different industries

Novozymes has developed a range of general biological wastewater treatment products, as well as a number of specifically designed products, to meet challenges in municipal wastewater treatment, the food & beverages industry, the pulp & paper industry, and the refining & petrochemical chemical industry.


A cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative

Biotechnology offers many advantages over traditional technology platforms such as chemicals, equipment, or other consumables. Biotechnology in secondary wastewater treatment systems has been used for years due to its effectiveness in degrading organics.

By using bioaugmentation, wastewater treatment plants can enhance biomass—the core of the treatment process—and make it work better. While other technologies like chemicals or consumables (carbon) can increase effluent quality, those technologies are often expensive and hard to handle. Bioaugmentation offers effective treatment without the capital investment associated with plant expansion and equipment solutions.

Novozymes' technical wastewater experts work with customers to evaluate specific application requirements. After thoroughly evaluating the operating conditions and diagnosing the microbial population using advanced analytical techniques, recommendations are made for the optimal solution. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements.