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Loss of Wastewater Nitrification or Inadequate Nitrification

Problem: Loss of Wastewater Nitrification or Inadequate Nitrification Wastewater systems that are laden with ammonia nitrogen and have an ammonia nitrogen limit must have competent waste stream nitrification. Often times due to waste stream toxicity or inhibition, over-wasting of biomass … Continue reading

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COLD WEATHER NITRIFICATION – HYDRO CARRIER

Cold weather Nitrification Problem: As wastewater cools during cold weather, the metabolic rate of nitrifying bacteria slows down. Below 25 degrees Celsius, for every 5 degrees Celsius that the temperature drops in a wastewater environment the nitrification rate is cut … Continue reading

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Essential Trace Elements in Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment

Problem: Low rate anaerobic lagoons in the meat processing industry can have compromised performance issues due to an inadequate supply of essential trace metals. The essential anaerobic trace metals nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, manganese, copper, zinc, aluminum, and boron (to a … Continue reading

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Foaming Issues and Surface Tension Impact on Wastewater Systems

Surface Tension is an important component of anaerobic digesters and can be used for maintenance of biosolids in anaerobic processes. Anaerobic wastewater surface tensions can run from 30 dynes/cm up to 70 dynes/cm (tap water is around 72 dynes/cm). Surfactants, … Continue reading

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Hydro Solutions welcomes New Team Member

We are very pleased to welcome a new addition to our team, Tim Bridges. Tim will join our field sales and service team where he will utilize his wealth of experience and expertise to provide outstanding service and problem resolution … Continue reading

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Neutralizing the Quaternary Ammonium Compounds often used as Disinfectants in Industrial Sanitation

Problem: Quaternary ammonium compounds can negatively affect the performance of anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment. Quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats) are not broken down during anaerobic treatment. They inhibit anaerobic bacteria and Archaea leading to diminished BOD removal, reduced methane production … Continue reading

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INSUFFICIENT GRANULE PRODUCTION AND LOSS OF ANAEROBIC GRANULES IN A HIGH RATE ANAEROBIC TREATMENT SYSTEM

Problem – INSUFFICIENT GRANULE PRODUCTION AND LOSS OF ANAEROBIC GRANULES IN AN HIGH RATE ANAEROBIC TREATMENT SYSTEM: In high rate anaerobic wastewater treatment systems (UASB’s, EGSB’s etc.) the development of granular sludge is a key factor for successful operation of … Continue reading

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pH SWINGS IN FLOTATION SYSTEMS

Problem: – pH Swings in Flotation Systems Causing Inadequate Removal Capabilities Do you experience pH swings in your flotation system? Does this cause you to pH adjust up or down utilizing acid material and basic material in order to increase … Continue reading

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Loss of Wastewater Nitrification or Inadequate Nitrification

Problem: Loss of Wastewater Nitrification or Inadequate Nitrification Wastewater systems that are laden with ammonia nitrogen and have an ammonia nitrogen limit must have competent waste stream nitrification. Often times due to waste stream toxicity or inhibition, over-wasting of biomass … Continue reading

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PAA Toxicity to Anaerobic and Aerobic Wastewater

Problem: PAA Toxicity to Anaerobic and Aerobic Wastewater The increased usage of per-acetic acid and peroxyacetic acid (PAA’s) is causing waste stream toxicity issues in food processing company’s wastewater treatment systems. The high concentrations of PAA hitting wastewater plants is … Continue reading

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