Microsurvey is an environmental biotechnology company specialised in troubleshooting problems at wastewater treatment plants. The company operates internationally and participates in collaborative projects with universities and scientific researchers throughout the world. Extensive plant operating experience has led Microsurvey to an understanding of microbiological community structures as the driving force of system optimisation. Microsurvey has extensive knowledge of managing wastewater treatment systems to control bulking, for example, or to improve nutrient removal capacity.



Working with Microsurvey directly reduces costs and ensures a reliable treatment. Its long-standing experience guarantees comprehensive know-how and the reliable completion of projects to the highest standards.


The interdisciplinary services of Microsurvey are:

  • Problem solving and process optimization in wastewater treatment systems
  • Advice on all aspects of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment
  • Contract research, Feasibility studies
  • Supervision of trials during the introductory phase of new technologies
  • 'On-the-job' training for operators, laboratory staff and plant managers
  • Microscopic examination of activated sludge and biofilms
  • Molecular-genetic analysis (FISH, FISH-MAR, DGGE, RT-PCR)
  • Image analysis, Telemicroscopy Systems
  • Process automation, Telemetry


Diagnosis of Wastewater Treatment Problems

Diagnosis of wastewater treatment problems consists of determining the conditions selecting for the responsible microbial populations and suggesting process changes that select against these populations. This can only be done effectively if the responsible organisms can be identified and their growth requirements or competitive metabolic strategies are known. Microsurvey uses the most effective microbiologically based diagnostic procedures in use ...

Microscopic Examination to improve the efficacy of wastewater treatment systems

Microbiology has much to contribute to improve the efficacy of wastewater treatment systems. Most of the time, plant operation is done without fully understanding or giving due consideration to the biological processes involved. An understanding of the microbial community of a biological wastewater treatment system would assist in many ways in improving system performance. Hence ecological approaches for effective management of wastewater treatment ...


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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater

Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)


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