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Microbes in Sewage Treatment – A Case Study

Microbes in Sewage Treatment Here’s a case study about microbes in sewage treatment, specifically the use of a bacterial product to reduce grease and odor at a municipal lift station. As most professional that maintain lift stations know, grease and odor are the number one and number two lift station problems. This case study talks about odor complaints from residents and grease accumulation requiring constatnt lift station pumping. For both situations, the lift station maintenance product, by Custom Biologicals was used. The lift station maintenance product is a microbial product designed to reduce grease, reduce odors, and reduce maintenance problems at lift stations. The lift station maintenance product makes a great case study about the use of microbes in sewage treatment. The lift station maintenance product contains F-TREAT Tabs, Tab Towers, and Shock Treatment Bacteria. Case Study – Microbes in Sewage Treatment Client Category: Municipal Lift Station Location: South Eastern United States Physical Plant: Two Average-High Municipal Life Stations, both located in residential areas. Both lift stations had odor and grease problems. Problem: Both lift stations had odor and grease problems. The city received numerous complaints due to odor from the Lift Stations from very near-by residents. Grease accumulation required frequent pumping. Rising costs for grease disposal made pumping less cost effective than in...

Distribution of Green Products FAQ’s

Distribution of Green Products with Custom Biologicals – Frequently Asked Questions Q. I though Custom manufactured microbial products. How are microbial products green products? A. Yes, Custom Biologicals manufactures microbial products for use in environmental situations. Many microbial products can be considered green products since they metabolize many organic chemicals into carbon dioxide and water. So many microbial products are indeed green products. Q. Is Custom Biologicals looking for new distributors? A. Yes, we’ll always looking for qualified distributors for our green products. Both international and domestic distributor inquiries are welcome. Q. Why should I choose Custom Biologicals over other companies? A. This is an easy one. Custom Biologicals offers distributors: A wider variety of green products, Access to company personnel, Concentrated Products to reduce shipping charges and allow for customized blending, Private Labeling, More opportunity for PROFITS Concentrated and ready to use products Protected territories (international only) If you are currently buying your microbial products from someone else, you owe it to yourself to try t he Custom difference. Call us at (561) 797-3008. Q. How can a distributor make more money with concentrated products? A. Custom Biologicals markets most of its products in a concentrated form. These concentrates are generally only available to distributors. So distributors save...

Industrial Wastewater Treatment using F-TREAT

Industrial wastewater treatment using F-TREAT Many industrial wastewater streams contain organic constituents and are high in COD, BOD, FOG and odors. In fact, the majority of industrial wastewater treatment requests that we get at Custom Biologicals are about reducing FOG’s, particularly grease, reducing COD and reducing odors. F-TREAT, a wastewater treatment product,  manufactured by Custom Biologicals has been designed with industrial wastewater treatment in mind. F-TREAT contains specifically selected beneficial bacteria. These bacteria have been selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize organic compounds typically found in industrial wastewater effluents. The “working” components of bacterial products are enzymes. In fact, it is sometimes useful to think of bacteria as enzyme producing factories. The bacteria in F-TREAT produce a wide variety of enzymes including; Protease Lipase Amylase Urease Cellulase Nitrate Reductase These enzymes are highly effective in metabolizing the typical organic compounds found in industrial wastewater, particularly food manufacturing wastewater and pup and paper wastewater. Some of the benefits of using F-TREAT as an industrial wastewater treatment product are: Reduce Industrial Wastewater BOD Reduce Suspended Solids Control Wastewater Odor – Particularly Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Lower FOG Reduce Wastewater Sludge Volume Improve start up and recovery from shock loading Control Operational Upsets If you are having troubles with industrial wastewater...

Grease Trap Maintenance using Custom GT FAQ’s

Here’s some frequently asked questions about using Custom GT, a grease trap bacteria product, for grease trap maintenance. Grease Trap Maintenance using Custom GT Q. How does Custom GT work?  A. Custom GT contains billions of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria metabolize “eat” the organic components in the grease trap. The typical chemicals Custom GT encounters in a restaurant grease trap are Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG), starches and proteins. Of these grease tends to be the largest component. Custom GT metabolizes theses organic compounds producing additional beneficial bacteria, carbon dioxide and water. Grease trap maintenance can be performed with regular use of Custom GT. Q. Do I still need to pump my grease trap? A. Yes. Although less frequently. Typically restaurants that pumped once a month will still need to pump their grease trap once a year to get the inorganic solids that accumulate in the bottom of the grease trap. So grease trap pumping is significantly reduced by should still be a part of your grease trap maintenance plan. Q. I’ve heard of grease trap enzymes. What is an enzyme? A. An enzyme is a protein that acts as a catalyst for many chemical reactions. Enzymes are substrate specific. That means there are different enzymes for proteins, grease,...

Bioremediation of Oil in a Retention Pond

This case study is about bioremediation of oil in a retention or holding pond. I’ve run into a number of these types of projects through the years. Typically in the dry months, the pond has little to no water. Once a hard rain comes, the water in the pond has a oil sheen. Additionally, the water may or may not have a petroleum smell. This type of situation is perfect for bioremediation using bioremediation bacteria such as Custom HC. Custom HC is a microbial product manufactured by Custom Biologicals and containing petrophilic bacteria. Bioremediation of Oil in a Retention Pond Client Category: Bioremediation – Major Oil Company Location: Texas, USA Physical Description: A 30,000 gallon pond with oil contamination of 971 ppm (mg/L). Custom Treatment: A daily dosage of Custom HC, a microbial product, was applied directly to the surface of the pond. A total of one 55 gallon drum was used. Nutrients were added and two 3HP (three horsepower), two inch diameter pumps were installed to continuously circulate the pond contents for the purpose of aeration. Custom Results: The following results occurred within 30 days: The bioremediation of oil in holding and retention ponds can best be accomplished using Custom HC, a bioremediation product by Custom Biologicals. Custom HC is available as a...
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