Safer water and better lives through pioneering biosciences
Brought to you by the Aquafix Laboratories
In 2000, Aquafix started with the goal of developing great biotechnologies for the people who manage wastewater treatment plants. We want to help them maintain a better biomass and clear effluent by eliminating the need of harsh chemicals. Many of our products were developed with a wastewater operator to focus directly on their needs. This allowed us to create products that solved the source of the problem and not just suppress it temporarily like most wastetwater bacterial additives.
At Aquafix, our first and most important role is that of a research lab. At our state-of-the-art biological laboratory, we dedicate our resources to studying the whole spectrum of wastewater issues. The knowledge we gain from our research is used to develop natural and sustainable biotechnologies.
The Aquafix laboratory is also used to directly analyze water, mixed liquor, algae, filaments and foaming samples from wastewater operators. Aquafix offers two levels of testing as well as ATP testing, which is a Biological Stress Index test that determines what portion of your bacteria is alive. Our testing will determine exact filaments or algae life forms that occur in your wastewater facility, how they got there, and how to treat them. Among this we also perform a 16 point water analysis including ammonia, alkalinity, and phosphate levels.
Kevin Ripp got his start years ago working in a wastewater plant during summers off from college. He started by doing all the jobs no one else wanted to do, mainly cleaning lift stations, cleaning rags off of bar screens and painting railings. From here Kevin’s fascination with the biological sciences began when he started to observe the capability and shortcomings of the biological process.
Kevin has degrees in chemistry and biology and has been leading the development and application of Aquafix’s biological science products since 2000. In addition, he has set up key partnerships with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Wastewater Research Laboratory and Dr. Jim and Linda Graham of AlgaXperts. This combination of research and partnerships serves to provide safer water and better lives through pioneering bioscience.
How our technology works
We are continuously studying the bacterial communities that benefit wastewater applications. The products we create play off the strengths and weakness of those communities. All of our products and bacterial cultures are produced or fermented in-situ in our facility. The strains grown at Aquafix are selected for their ability to sustain themselves and work in harmony with wastewater biomass.
We develop each product to solve the root cause of wastewater issues. We strongly believe in not just providing a Band-Aid© or cover-up, but taking out the source cause of each filament, foam, surfactant, hydrogen sulfide, settling, and ammonia issue. The key to our success is nutrition. We provide the right nutrients and stimulants to give the bacteria the “tools” they need to degrade the specific problem agent. This is how we can truly tailor each product to each wastewater issue.