Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) offer several advantages over conventional activated sludge plants and are gaining in popularity. As in all wastewater plants, the goal during the start-up phase is to build up a healthy microbial community in a short amount of time. Many plants choose to import sludge from nearby facilities, but MBRs have some operational features that increase the risk of this practice. Inert material, including sharp debris, can be imported which can damage membranes or reduce system capacity, and slime-forming bacteria can lead to membrane plugging. In addition, importing sludge raises potential safety and transportation issues.
BioQuick™ 5130 contains a broad range of microorganisms suitable for a variety of wastewater types. It is formulated specifically for start-ups and contains a readily available carbon source, nitrogen, and phosphorus for rapid and balanced growth. Unlike most bioaugmentation products, which are prepared on bran, BioQuick 5130 is formulated with soluble components that reduce the solids loading on the system and ensure the best conditions for a successful MBR start-up.
The benefits of using BioQuick 5130:
Lower operating costs
Improved plant efficiency