BIOAUGMENTATION

MUNICIPAL

IFM can troubleshoot and assist municipal wastewater treatment plant operations impacted by poor settling, High SVI or other problems that lead to compliance issues. Our experience deals with at

INDUSTRIAL

IFM has experience in several industrial wastewater applications utilizing bioaugmentation to ease operation and maintain performance in wastewater facilities. These include oil refineries, pulp

ADDITIVES AND NUTRIENTS

In addition to bacterial cultures and enzymes, IFM has several additive products that promote proper conditions for maximum biological growth and treatment. Using macronutrients, micronutrients,

NITRIFICATION / AMMONIA REDUCTION

IFM has succesfully implemented nitrification for new plant startups, upset recovery with industrial and municipal activated sludge, attached growth and lagoons using our products here. With the

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION

Energy demands have driven the need to increase green sources of energy. For some time wastewater treatment plants have utilized anaerobic digestion to stabilize biosolids generated from the was

CLEANING

IFM specializes in biologically friendly cleaners and bacterial products for the removal and degradation of hydrocarbon materials.

 

ODOR

Using various chemicals, enzymes, bacteria and technical understanding of wwtp's, collection systems and force mains, IFM can accurately depict treatment scenarios that reduce hydrogen sulfide (H

NSF PRODUCTS, SEPTIC AND GREASE TRAPS

Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG) are a major problem in commercial establishments, collection systems and wastewater treatment plants. Our products reduce FOG and continue to degrade the BOD generat

Bioaugmentation is the practice of enhancing the performance of indigenous bacterial populations of wastewater treatment systems through the addition of bacterial cultures with specific degradative abilities.

Bioaugmentation does not replace an existing bacterial population, but augments its ability to respond to certain situations or its ability to degrade components of the wastestream, resulting in improved treatment.

The benefits of wastewater bioaugmentation may be broadly categorized as follows:

UPSET RECOVERY/ PLANT START-UP
  • Improved response to degradable organic shock loads
  • Recovery from toxic shock loads
  • Recovery from pH excursions
  • Recovery from hydraulic washouts
  • Recovery from process interruptions, such as electrical power loss
  • New plant start-ups
  • Scheduled or nonscheduled plant shut-downs
  • Nitrification start-ups, recovery and stability
  • Seasonal businesses (resorts, food processing)
STABILITY RELATED
  • BOD/COD removal
  • Statistically significant reductions in effluent variability
  • Shock load resistance
  • Degradation of pass-through compounds
  • Targeted degradation of specific organics
  • Improved stability in nitrification
  • Control of oil & grease in collection systems, lagoons, scum pits and digesters
  • Improved solids settability in secondary clarifiers
  • Improved cold-weather operation

Bioaugmentation has been successful in improving wastewater treatment performance in fixed film, activated sludge, lagoons and industrial systems.