How to Treat Fungus in Wastewater

How to Treat Fungus in Wastewater

Every year we get a few calls about a fungus in the wastewater treatment process.  It happens when a wastewater plant receives high BOD operates below pH of 7 for an elongated period of time.  If left untreated the fungus will get thicker and make it impossible to...
Wastewater Odor Control

Wastewater Odor Control

Wastewater odor control products come in all different forms. There is vanilla and cherry masking agents, enzymes, sprayers, carbon filters, and the list can go on and on.  It can be hard to tell what’s the best, but Aquafix has conducted extensive research to...
High Lagoon pH Caused By Algae

High Lagoon pH Caused By Algae

Wastewater lagoons will have high pH when algal growth is maximizing, this is due to the release of oxygen and hydroxide alkalinity when the algae consumes CO2 during photosynthesis.  Every now and then pH can skyrocket when algal activity seems minimal.  This is most...

Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity

Hydrogen sulfide (or H2S) is a colorless, toxic and flammable gas. Hydrogen sulfide is considered a broad-spectrum poison, meaning that it can poison several different systems in the body, although the nervous system is most affected. H2S Toxicity Physical Reaction...

Common Wastewater Filaments

En Español Bulking filament bacteria can be difficult to indentify.  Typical contributors include low D.O., nutrient deficiency, and low F:M.  If you experience problems from any of these filaments call us at 1-888-757-9577 or visit our Lab Services page.  We will...

“Bulking” filamentoso

La bacteria filamentosa puede ser difícil de identificar.  Ofrecemos un servicio de apoyo químico en que identificamos los filamentos en el laboratorio y proveemos nuestra pericia, capacitación, y recomendaciones para las plantas de tratamiento de aguas servidas que...
La Nocardia en aguas servidas

La Nocardia en aguas servidas

El problema: Nocardia – se forma en las plantas de barros activados y en los Reactores Discontinuos Secuenciales (RDS) La causa: Una cantidad alta de grasas, aceites, y lubricantes en las plantas de tratamiento de aguas servidas El remedio: Controle Nocardia con...
Microthrix Parvicella

Microthrix Parvicella

Microthrix Parvicella es un filamento Gram positivo y Neisser negativo que muchas veces se forma de hilos largos y delgados, agrupados en enredos que parecen a pilas de espaguetis, y sin evidencia de ramificación o septos visibles en las células (1).  Cuando se...
Zoogloea “Slime” Bulking

Zoogloea “Slime” Bulking

If filaments aren’t the cause of your bulking, then there is a good chance it is because of the bacterium Zoogloea ramigera. Zoogloea ramigera has cells that are rod shaped, stains Gram negative, and can resemble fingers or branches of a tree. Under normal conditions...

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