Common waste water problems

BioAmp introduces 30 trillion bacteria into your drain system everyday: 1,000 times more bacteria than other competitive products!

Below see some common problems and challenges for drain system treatment and how BioAmp provides solutions.


Waste Water Problem BioAmp Program Solution
Reduced Sewer Flow due to Build Up of Organics in Pipe Work Free-Flow bacteria digest the organic build up and therefore return pipe work and sewer flow to full capacity.
Corrosion in Pipe Work due to Sulphide Build Up and production of Fatty Acids Free-Flow bacteria have been specifically chosen for their ability to digest fatty acids. Free-Flow reduces corrosion of metal and concrete in waste treatment plants as a result of the build up of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). H2S is a precursor for the formation of sulphuric acid.
Sludge Bulking and Poor Settlement of Sludge in Activated Sludge Plants Free-Flow bacteria improve the microbial activity in the sludge with the seeding of the Free-Flow bacterial culture. Over time the filamentous organisms will disappear.
Difficulty for Waste Water Treatment Plants in receiving Complex Waste Streams Free-Flow pellets contain 5 strains of bacteria in order to digest all types of organic waste.
Toxic Shock Free-Flow bacteria quickly restore treatment plants to full activity following toxic shock from high loadings or difficult to digest waste.
Low Retention Time Free-Flow from BioAmp system enters the waste stream as live bacteria, going to work immediately requiring less retention time.
High Levels Of BOD Free-Flow bacteria will utilise the organics that contribute to BOD as a food source and therefore reduce levels.
Excessive Amounts Of FOG Free-Flow bacteria will utilise the fats, oils and grease as a food source and therefore reduce levels. Free-Flow bacteria can also digest the fatty acids that are produced as intermediates of fat digestion.
High Levels Of TSS Free-Flow bacteria will utilise the organic suspended solids as a food source and therefore reduce levels.
Odours Caused By Old Sludge Free-Flow will digest anaerobic and aerobic sludge that has been building up for long periods of time, as well as decreasing the total dissolved solids of the liquid effluent.
Hydraulically Overloaded Systems Free-Flow will decrease the total dissolved solids of the liquid effluent. The plant capacity and efficiency is improved.
High Costs For Sludge Disposal Free-Flow will reduce the volume of sludge produced and aid dewatering of the sludge. This reduces sludge processing and disposal costs involved with using tanker removal companies.
Bad Odours Free-Flow bacteria eliminate and control bad odours originating from waste water. The product works in several ways to eliminate odours. Free-Flow bacteria use the malodourous compounds produced as a food source for their own growth and in so doing the odours are eliminated before they are released into the air. Free-Flow’s facultative bacteria are live when they enter into the waste stream and will grow and reproduce more rapidly than the anaerobic bacteria that are responsible for the majority of bad odours. The large numbers of bacteria in Free-Flow will out compete the sulphide producing bacteria for food.
Complaints From Neighbours About Odours Free-Flow eliminates the unpleasant odours and the impacts of these on the public. Removes already formed H2S and ammonia compounds from the system.
Short Lived And Expensive Odour Masking Agents The product reduces foul odours at source and does not simply mask the symptoms.
Confined Space Issues For Workers Improves safety in confined spaces by reducing H2S, which is classed as toxic and flammable.
Cold Weather Plant Issues In colder weather the normal biomass is unable to reduce the organic load efficiently due to the slowed metabolism. Free-Flow aids the removal of suspended solids and COD during the winter months by supplying live active bacteria to the system.
Over Production Of Algae Free-Flow bacteria can aid in the control of algae by out competing the algae for the limited nutrients available.
Removal Of Solids From Lagoons Free-Flow bacteria digest sludge that builds up in the bottom of both natural and man-made ponds and lakes. When mechanical emptying is still required removal is much easier and therefore less costly.
Hazardous Waste Water Treatment Plant Chemicals Free-Flow is completely safe to handle, it is formulated with class 1 non-hazardous bacteria and even has NSF approval for use in food applications.
Dispersed Growth. Micro organisms do not form "Flocs" but are dispersed, forming only Small Clumps or Single Cells. This prevents the sludge from settling and results in Turbid Effluent Water High BOD causes the natural micro organisms to form a dispersed growth of small clumps or single cells. Free-Flow bacteria will reduce the BOD loading and allow the floc forming bacteria to do their job.
Foaming And Scum Formation Foaming can often be caused by the bacteria Nocardia and Microthrix parvicella. Free-Flow bacteria digest the fats, oils and grease on which Nocardia and Microthix thrive. Without a food source the bacteria will not survive and replicate.
Sludge Bulking Or Rising Sludge Free-Flow improves sludge characteristics due to the containment of excessive growth of filamentous organisms. This leads to improved settling and easier thickening of the sludge.
Pin Floc (or Pinpoint Floc) Free-Flow bacteria promote a balance between floc-forming and filamentous bacteria. This results in strong flocs that keep their integrity in the aeration basin and settle well in the sedimentation tank preventing the formation of pin floc and a cloudy effluent.
Solid Sludge Reduction Free-Flow bacteria form very low levels of biological sludge and are able to readily digest the biodegradable components of the sludge.


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