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Municipal Wastewater Treatment Case Study

This case study is about municipal wastewater treatment. Specifically this wastewater treatment plant accepted grease from grease trap pumpers and attempted to pre treat the fats oils and grease (reduce FOG’s). After pre treatment, the grease would then flow into the main wastewater treatment plant and combine with the rest of the sewage. While good on paper, at this facility the pre treatment was not working properly. When released into the main treatment facility the  FOG’s were causing a number of sewage problems at the treatment plant. This case study show the use of F-TREAT, by Custom Biologicals, to solve this wastewater problem. Municipal Wastewater Treatment Case Study Client Category: Municipal wastewater treatment plant accepting liquid waste (FOG’s) from septic and grease trap pumpers. Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A. Physical Plant: A 60,000 gallon holding tank was used for pre treatment to reduce the FOG, BOD and TSS before entering the activated sludge treatment plant. Flow: 1.4 MGD (million gallons per day) Existing Problems: Two air blowers required to aerate. Manual daily application of competitors enzymes and catalyst required significant time. Accumulating solids in tank. Heating to 85° F. required to keep grease from solidifying. Objectives: Use a more effective product – F-TREAT. Eliminate the use of one aerator. Reduce teh temperature below 65° F. Reduce...

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Greases)

This case study is about the industrial wastewater treatment of FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) at a bakery. Food processing wastewater generally has FOG problems. Custom Biologicals has a great deal of experience with the industrial wastewater treatment of FOG. In fact, reducing FOG is generally a major concern at most industrial wastewater treatment plants. Custom uses F-TREAT, our biological wastewater effluent treatment product, to reduce FOG at wastewater facilities. F-TREAT is a bioremediation product designed specifically for wastewater treatment problems and it is effective in both industrial wastewater treatment and municipal wastewater treatment facilities.  Industrial Wastewater Treatment Reduce FOG (Fats, Oils, and Greases) Client Category: Industrial wastewater treatment. One of the largest bakeries in the Western U.S.A. Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA Physical Plant: A network of floor drains flows into a six stage 6,000 gallon interceptor. Flow: Flow is irregular but averages 35,000 GPD (Gallons per Day) Problem: High surcharges primarily for FOG averaging $60,000.00 per quarter. BOD was also high and the odor was very strong. Previous Treatment: The industrial wastewater was chlorinated heavily and discharged into the city sewage system. The installation of a large wastewater treatment facility was recommended. Custom Treatment: 4 gallons per day of F-TREAT were dispensed into the system. One half at the beginning of the main drain and...

Industrial Effluent Treatment – Food Manufacturing Facility

This case study is about the industrial effluent treatment of a food manufacturing facility by the use of F-TREAT, a biological wastewater treatment product. F-TREAT, by Custom Biologicals, is a biological effluent treatment designed to reduce odor, reduce FOG, reduce BOD and COD, and reduce BTEX, in industrial wastewater treatment plants. F-TREAT has applications in food manufacturing wastewater, pulp and paper wastewater, petrochemical wastewater, and refinery wastewater. Industrial Effluent Treatment – Food Manufacturing Facility Client Category: Industrial Effluent Treatment – Wastewater – Food Manufacturing and Serving Facilities Location: Orlando, Florida, USA Physical Plant: Seven Locations. Four have 1500 gallon holding tanks and three have 500 gallon tanks. Effluent waste stream is from the tanks only. Flow: 8,000-10,000 gallons per day. Problem: High BOD in excess of 2,000 mg/L. High TSS in excess of 1200 mg/L. FOG exceeding the 100 mg/L limit. The temperature in the tanks was elevated above average at 150° F. Previous Treatment: Pumping the tanks every 30 days and dumping it in a landfill. Previous Results: BOD decreased to 1400 mg/L average. Backups into the preparation areas were common and sewer odors were emitted each time the waste was pumped. Custom Treatment: 6 gallons of F-TREAT were added to each 1500 gallon tank each day and 4 gallons of F-TREAT were added to each 500 gallon tank...

Bioremediation of Chicken Processing Wastewater – A Case Study

This case study is about the bioremediation of industrial wastewater, specifically the bioremediation of chicken processing wastewater. Food processing wastewater is one of the most common industrial wastewater problems that we work with at Custom Biologicals.  F-TREAT is the product highlighted in this case study. F-TREAT is a biological wastewater treatment product designed to reduce FOG, reduce BOD and COD, reduce odors, and reduce sludge at industrial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities. F-TREAT contains specifically selected bacteria. These bacteria have been selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize the organic components at wastewater treatment plants.  Bioremediation of Chicken Processing Wastewater – A Case Study Client Category: Industrial Wastewater – Chicken Processing Plant Location: Georgia, USA Physical Plant: 3.5 million gallon pond and 0.9 million gallon settling pond Flow: 230,000 GPD (Gallons per Day) Problem: The protein conversion plant (rendering plant) has a LAS permit (Land Application System Permit) that allows the rendering plant to spray the treated water from the final settling pond onto fields at a rate limited by the phosphorous levels in the water. The phosphorous level was at the maximum allowable limit. Previous Treatment: Chemically treated for reduction of BOD and grease. There was not a phosphate removal system. Custom Treatment: An initial “shock” treatment of 110 gallons of F-TREAT with a daily application...

Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater – A Case Study of Blood Plasma WasteWater

This case study is about the biological treatment of industrial wastewater, specifically blood plasma wastewater. Industrial wastewater treatment can be performed biologically using a bioaugmentation product such as F-TREAT by Custom Biologicals. F-TREAT is a biological wastewater treatment product designed to reduce odors, reduce BOD, reduce COD, reduce FOG, and reduce the petrochemicals typically found in industrial wastewater. F-TREAT contains specifically selected bacteria proven effective in improving wastewater treatment plant performance. The bacteria in F-TREAT will break down and metabolize organic compounds such as: fats, oils, greases, proteins, starches, hydrocarbons, and phenols.   Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater – A Case Study of Blood Plasma Wastewater   Client Category: Manufacturer of blood plasma products. Industrial wastewater. Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Physical Plant: Six-stage 430 gallon clarifier. Retention time 30 minutes. Flow: 110,000 GPD (gallons per day) Wastewater Problem: City surcharges for excess BOD and TSS average $50,000.00 per quarter. Previous Treatment: Chlorine injection after clarifier. The BOD of influent and effluent were virtually the same. Custom Treatment: F-TREAT was continuously injected into the system at the rate of two 55 gallon drums per month. Bionutrients were also added. Custom Results: An ten day product trial produced to following results. Note the almost immediate reduction in BOD by the use of the biological treatment of industrial wastewater....
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