bioaugmentation Articles

  • Bioaugmentation Following ISCO Treatment

    CL-Out bioaugmentation was implemented following ISCO treatment of TCE-contaminated ground water.  Through bioaugmentation the ground water remediation was complated and ground water conditions were restored in 30 days. Background The chlorinated solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) was discovered in ground water at a manufacturing facility in eastern Massachusetts. ISCO was selected for ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Bioaugmentation for accelerated in-situ anaerobic bioremediation

    A successful anaerobic bioaugmentation was carried out on a trichloroethene (TCE)-contaminated aquifer at Dover Air Force Base, DE, using a microbial enrichment culture capable of dechlorinating TCE to ethene. A hydraulically controlled pilot system 12   18 m was constructed 15 m below ground surface in an alluvial aquifer to introduce nutrients and substrate into the groundwater. ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Modeling bioaugmentation with nitrifiers in membrane bioreactors

    Bioaugmentation with nitrifiers was studied using two pilot-scale membrane bioreactors, with the purpose of assessing the suitability of state-of-the-art activated sludge models (ASMs) in predicting the efficiency of bioaugmentation as a function of operating conditions. It was demonstrated that the temperature difference between seeding and seeded reactors (ΔT) affects ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BIOAUGMENTATION MAINTAINS AMMONIA DISCHARGE CONSENTS

    A market leader in biomass engineering has launched a 24-hour biological safeguard system to protect organisations operating treatment plants against discharging illegal levels of ammonia. North East-based Cleveland Biotech (CB) has seen an increase in enquiries for its Amnite NS5000 product from companies which are obliged to prove to authorities they adhere to legal constraints over ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Impact on nitrifiers of full-scale bioaugmentation

    Nitrifiers are the slowest growing bacteria used in conventional biological wastewater treatment. Furthermore, their growth rate is seriously hampered by low temperature. As a result, the volume needed for nitrification dominates the volume of the biological reactors at a wastewater treatment plant. As a way of enhancing nitrification and reducing this volume, bioaugmentation can be used. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bioaugmentation/Waste Water Treatment in Livestock - Case Study

    What is it? The bioaugmentation is an innovative technology which consists in an increase of selected bacteria to help naturally the biological process of organic compounds degradation. It is proper to dose in any effluent type and wastewater treatment system, which no longer has enough capacity or has an inefficient performance. These products facilitate the reduction ...

  • Bioaugmentation by horizontal injection to remediate petroleum in tight soils

    In situ remediation is a contact sport, requiring contact between the microbes and contamination. Clay-rich soils are particularly challenging as the low permeability limits effective distribution of inoculants. While numerous closely-spaced injection points can improve the distribution of inoculants, this approach is usually not possible at active properties. Horizontal drilling was used on the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • DOD evaluates bioaugmentation for remediating low-pH aquifers

    The US Department of Defense (DOD) has completed pilot-scale work on the 'MAG-1' site at Fort Dix, NJ, to test suitability of anaerobic bioremediation for an aquifer with low pH. Project results will be used to design full-scale ground-water treatment at MAG-1. In addition, technical criteria gained from the demonstration will be integrated into DOD’s remediation strategy for its many facilities ...

  • Bioaugmentation to Treat Chlorinated Solvents in Fractured Bedrock

    ABSTRACT: An in situ bioremediation pilot study was performed at a former industrial site in New Jersey where groundwater has been impacted by historical releases of chlorinated solvents. The target area for treatment is a fractured, intermediate bedrock zone. The remedial objective at the Site is to treat the groundwater while minimizing the impact of the remedial system on the re-development of ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • The use of biostimulation and bioaugmentation to remove phenanthrene from soil

    Biostimulation and bioaugmentation are commonly employed as technologies to remediate numerous environmental problems. In the last few decades, both technologies have been used to treat polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). This paper presents a brief survey of some bioremediation aspects, with particular reference to phenanthrene removal from soil, since this compound is the main model substrate for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • KB-1® Bioaugmentation Leading to Site Closure

    Problem DefinitionIn 2004, the site was an active manufacturing facility with plume trichloroethene (TCE) concentrations ranging from 1 to 20 milligrams per liter (mg/L), and hexavalent chromium (Cr[VI]) ranging from 0.5 to 7 mg/L. Intermediate degradation products of TCE were present in only trace concentrations in this primarily aerobic aquifer. The site source area was excavated in March ...


    By SIREM

  • The Effects of Bioaugmentation in Collection System on WWTP Operations

    In 2004 the wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Orange Park had a very unique problem. The Town was in violation of the current Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) permit while they were simultaneously planning for the even more stringent, Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) permit to take effect in 2008. The Town needed to address both long and short term wastewater treatment ...

  • Bioaugmentation In Sewer Network Reduces Sludge Production

    This article describes the effectiveness of bioaugmentation in the sewer network as a strategy to reduce sludge production. Sludge is an obvious by-product generated from the physical, chemical and biological treatment processes of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as shown in Figure 1. Sludge management, which includes treatment, hauling, and disposal, is one of the biggest burdens facing ...

  • Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation Create Conditions for Successful Site Remediation

    CASE SUMMARY Dry Cleaning Operations, Coral Springs, FL A subsurface chlorinated solvent plume formed as the result of dry cleaning operations and migrated beneath an onsitestructure. Over a 6-month period, the concentration of chlorinated solvents increased from 6,000 to 15,000 partsper billion (ppb). A low-cost, in-situ remedial strategy was sought to treat the ...


    By Regenesis

  • Bioaugmentation is a cost-effective and sustainable remediation alternative

    Selecting a remediation alternative that is compatible with the natural soil and ground water conditions is not only a more sustainable approach, but leads to significant savings. Comparison between bioaugmentation and other remediation methods in the five recognized sustainability criteria demonstrates the advantages of bioaugmentation. While this paper is nota complete quantitative analysis, it ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Application of Bioaugmentation for quick restoration of microbial activity in a Cheese WWTP

    The use of Bioaugmentation has been shown to be a very effective method of restoring activity in a wastwater treatment plant treating the effluent from cheese production. The plant had lost activity and in this case activity was restored without removing the existing dead biomass. This presented a considerable challenge and resulted in considerable savings for the client since the dead sludge ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Bioaugmentation in Sewer network reduces sludge production case study

    Sludge is an obvious by-product generated from the physical, chemical and biological treatment processes of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as shown in Figure 1. Sludge management, which includes treatment, hauling, and disposal, is one of the biggest burdens facing municipal plants. The costs of sludge management account for 55% of the total WWTP operating cost and 35° o of the capital ...

  • Bench and full scale evaluation of an alternative sidestream bioaugmentation process

     ABSTRACT The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has developed and is utilizing a unique sidestream treatment process that provides for nitrogen removal from high ammonia anaerobically digested sludge dewatering centrate, while producing predominantly nitrite as the ammonia oxidation product (Katehis, 2002; Fillos, 2005). The biomass produced in the sidestream ...

  • CH#830 - Bioaugmentation Improves Performance of Brewery Waste Treatment Plant

    Introduction This packaging plant finishes 'heavy' beer, a liquid concentrate, into the well-known canned and bottled products. The plant handles 50,000 barrels per week and generates over 350,000 gallons of wastewater per day. Wastes are treated at the plant's 0.5 MGD waste treatment facility which operates under a standard discharge NPDES permit. Waste beer is the main constituent of ...


    By Bio-Systems International

  • Using bioaugmentation to reduce risks and costs associated with vapor intrusion

    The risk driver for remedial action on many sites is potential vapor intrusion hazard. While mitigation of the vapors entering the structure can reduce the risk to an acceptable level, there are associated long-term monitoring, operation and maintenance costs. Bioremediation of the source of vapors can reduce the risk and eliminate long-term costs. The vapor intrusion risk is managed by ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

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