Product Spotlight - Wastewater: June 2020

Product Spotlight - Wastewater: June 2020

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Biogas production has become a viable way for wastewater treatment facilities to not only decrease the amount of solid waste produced and in need of disposal, but also create energy that can be used to power the treatment process. With increased efficiency in mind, Drylet offers Bio React AD engineered substrate — a product designed to enhance biogas production and reduce natural gas costs. The technology enables the enhanced degradation of undigested solid waste through hydrolysis, increasing biogas generation and solids reduction. The application protocol is tailored to each facility, after analysis of influent characteristics and of historical performance average data. The company says the product can produce up to 30% greater biogas generation in anaerobic digesters.

“We have been able to apply the product in a wide variety of applications that go from the traditional wastewater treatment process where we’re using it to reduce biosolids to applications for improving settling in clarifiers,” says Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi, Drylet’s chief operating officer. “We take targeted microbes with beneficial characteristics and embed them inside of a silicon media that allows us to ensure the viability of the reaction.”

The company’s biocatalyst solution is built on material science and microbiology. The technology requires no commitment to new equipment and no capital expense. The material is added daily as part of routine biodigester maintenance. A daily dose of 1 to 2 pounds per million gallons of wastewater flow is typically recommended.

Bio React AD is a dry-to-the-touch engineered material formulated with micro bioreactor particles, seeded with mixed microbial cultures that are beneficial for anaerobic digestion systems.

“Each pound of product provides about 700,000 square feet of area seeded with billions of beneficial microbes,” Fabiyi says. “The particles provide an environment where bacteria can reproduce at significantly accelerated rates, enhancing microbial activity.”

Accordingly, Bio React AD contains no chemical ingredients or genetically modified organisms, meaning that the product is safe for human, animal and aquatic life. The formulations contain only biosafety level Class 1 microbes that have been confirmed by independent testing to be nonpathogenic.

According to Drylet, Bio React AD delivers more than 100 times higher microbial counts than what is traditionally found in other microbial products, making sure millions of micro bioreactors, which contain billions of microbes, come in contact directly to the sludge layer. It can be added daily as part of a routine biodigester maintenance program. 346-980-9570;


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