Aquafix Wastewater Laboratories stands as the leading educational resource for wastewater professionals. Fueled by a passion for wastewater science, we are dedicated to empowering professionals in the field. Our laboratory not only helps in identifying and resolving wastewater issues but also serves as a fountain of knowledge, offering:

Extensive Microorgansim Database

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Engaing and Informative Webinars

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Case Studies

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Blog Posts

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Why Choose Aquafix?

Our commitment to innovation and quality is deeply rooted in nearly a decade of research conducted by our team of scientists at the UW Madison Research Park. At Aquafix, we provide more than just products; we offer comprehensive technical support and detailed analysis to ensure your systems perform at their best. We partner closely with engineers and operators to understand the unique biological dynamics of their processes, helping to maintain balance and optimize operations.

Meet the Team

Kevin Ripp - AKA The Bugman

Director of Science & Innovation

Kevin Ripp analyzing lab samples at Aquafix laboratories
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.

Deborah Lee

Lead Microbiologist & Nitrifier Expert
Deborah holds a Master’s degree in microbiology and has been leading the Aquafix research on microbial communities and their relationship with nitrogen and ammonia in wastewater since 2009. Deborah’s testing on nitrifying bacteria in the Aquafix lab has led to many product developments and improved formulations.

Dan McKeaton

Director of Wastewater Education

Dan holds a B.S. in chemistry and started working at Aquafix in 2014. Dan performs wastewater research at Aquafix Inc and presented on his research in quaternary ammonium cations at the WEFTEC technical symposium in 2019.

Natalie Walton

Natalie joined Aquafix in 2019 and focuses on performing microscopic analysis for customer samples, as well as conducting experiments on innovation in grease removal. She was also a key contributor to creating our Microorganisms Database supplying identification tips and research.

Saylor Gilbert

Research Scientist

Saylor is a Research Scientist for Aquafix and holds a bachelor’s in microbiology. His expert knowledge of toxicity and F.O.G. allows us to push our products forward and continue to provide our customers with top-tier wastewater solutions.

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