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Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – A Case Study

This case study is about the bioremediation of an oil water separator using Custom HC, a bioremediation product by Custom Biologicals.  Custom HC contains petrophilic, oil loving, bacteria. These oil loving bacteria have been specifically selected for use in bioremediation because of their enhanced ability to metabolize oil, petrochemicals, BTEX components and hydrocarbons. The addition of bacteria to wastewater is called bioaugmentation, a form of bioremediation. In this case Custom HC was added to the oil water separator. Bioremediation of an Oil Water Separator – A Case Study Client Category: Industrial Wastewater – Truck Maintenance Yard Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA Physical Plant: Two 350 gallon holding tanks leading to a 4,000 gallon oil/water separator. Flow: 7,000 GPD average Problem:  TPH (Total Parts Hydrocarbon) level of 180 mg/L caused a surcharge of $7,000.00 per year. Pumping the oil/water separator monthly at a cost of $600.00 per month. Previous Treatment: Pumping the oil/water separator monthly at a cost of $600.00 per month. ustom HC was added daily to the holding tanks. A total of two 55 gallon drums were used each month. The product then flowed into the 4,000 gallon separator. Bionutrients were also added. Custom Treatment: Custom HC was added daily to the holding tanks. A total of two 55 gallon drums were used each month. The product...

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...

Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater – Petrochemical Facility

This case study is about the biological treatment of industrial wastewater specifically a petrochemical facility. Custom HC, by Custom Biologicals, is the biological product used in this case study. Custom HC, a bioremediation bacteria product, is specifically designed to metabolize petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, phenols, and fuel oils. The problems in this case study are typical of industrial wastewater problems; surcharges and odors. Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater – Petrochemical Facility Client Category: Industrial wastewater. Hydrocarbon impacted wastewater treatment plant Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Physical Plant: Four 500,000 gallon clarifiers, a two stage 40,000 gallon flocculation/aeration collection tank and a 2,000,000 gallon lagoon. Flow: 1,000,000 GPD average (gallons per day) Problem: County surcharges for excess COD and TSS amount to an average of $450,000.00 per year. VOC’s are offensive to adjacent neighbor. Previous Treatment: Use of polymers injected at the headworks. Treatment:   Initial Shock of three 55 gallons Custom HC. Week One – 22 GPD of Custom HC Maintenance Treatment – 6 GPD of Custom HC Results: The following results occurred after one month of treatment: Note the very large reductions in COD, sludge, and odors. This case study outlined the use of Custom HC to biologically treat the industrial wastewater of a petrochemical facility. Custom HC is available as a liquid concentrate, a ready to use, and...

Custom HC – Bioremediation Bacteria Product

Custom HC – Bioremediation Bacteria Custom Biologicals, Inc. produces Custom HC, a bioremediation bacteria product formulated to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons, dry cleaning fluids, chlorinated solvents, and other hazardous environmental contaminants in soil, water, and groundwater applications. Custom HC contains live, petrophilic (oil loving) bacteria. These bioremediation bacteria have been specifically selected because of their enhanced ability to metabolize (eat) petroleum products such as; fuel oils, phenols, diesel, BTEX components, heating oil, antifreeze constituents, and more. Bioremediation is the process of using bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms to degrade selected pollutants and return the soil or groundwater altered by the contaminants to their original condition.  Bioaugmentation is bioremediation with the application of laboratory grown organisms like Custom HC to increase pollutant degradation, reduce cleanup time, and reduce costs of nutrients, machines, and manpower. Bioaugmentation is bioremediation with the application of laboratory grown organisms to augment the populations of bacteria that can degrade oil.  Degrade oil with Custom HC.  Custom HC has petrophilic bacteria, scientifically chosen for their ability to effectively degrade hydrocarbons, packaged in extremely high concentrations. Bioaugmentation with Custom HC will:         increase total petrophilic bacteria counts         increase effective petrophilic populations         decrease cleanup time   (and time is money)...

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...
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