Novozymes offers effective biological wastewater solutions as alternatives to traditional wastewater treatment products. With specified applications including compound degradation, solids management, biological aids and odor control, microbial-based wastewater solutions safely lower operating costs, improve plant efficiency, and simplify wastewater treatment operations.
Wastewater solutions for the degradation of specific compounds
The microorganisms in Novozymes’ wastewater solutions have been selected for their strong ability to degrade specific substances to the existing biological community. Therefore, the levels of target compounds in wastewater effluent can be lowered, for example; hydrocarbon degradation, phenol degradation, fats, oils and grease reduction and nitrification improvement. Certain FOG reduction and nitrification solutions of Novozymes contain patented microorganisms.
Wastewater solutions that tolerate extreme conditions
Low temperatures can have dramatic effects on a microbial community. When this happens it is important to have a microbial community that consists of microbes that are effective at removing organics at lower temperatures. The microorganisms in Novozymes’ wastewater solutions remain effective, even in extreme conditions.
Biological wastewater solutions for improved odor control
Odor can be a problem for neighbors and dangerous to plant personnel at certain levels. By adding wastewater solutions that degrade odor-causing compounds, odors can be mitigated and prevented. Some of Novozymes’ odor control solutions contain patented microorganisms.
Wastewater solutions that increase biogas production
Bioaugmentation can increase the COD removal efficiency of the system and increase the biogas production. If the generated biogas is recovered and used within the plant, increased production can further off-set natural gas costs. Novozymes’ wastewater solutions help a variety of anaerobic treatment units to enhance performance.
Bioaugmentation for improved upset recovery and system start-up
When an upset occurs in a wastewater system, the microbial community is shocked by a sudden change in conditions. Biological wastewater solutions can also help in the start-up of a new system, where establishing an effective microbial community is key. With the addition of beneficial microorganisms to build up the biological community, upset systems can recover in a shorter period of time and the start-up of a new system can be accelerated significantly.
Biological wastewater solutions for sludge reduction
Solids management is one of the biggest concerns in the wastewater industry today. Biotechnology helps facilities reduce the burden of sludge and solids handling and lower costs.