At Aquafix, our eagerness for fixing every problem in the wide world of wastewater means we encounter some of the strangest situations water can offer. In this new series, Unique Applications, we look at some of our most stand out issues—including reducing sludge hauling costs—and most inventive solutions.



A new plant in the Chicago, Illinois area had the latest technology for primary solids removal, aeration, and sludge digestion but still wanted to decrease their polymer use for sludge dewatering. They added BugJuice to their two primary digesters to degrade the troublesome insoluble BOD (papers, waxes, and microscopic paper fragments) that pass through the system and into the digeste. They added 0.33 gallons of BugJuice, once per week, to the 2 primary digesters. The sludge hauling savings came in the form of reduced polymer use and a decrease in the amount of sludge to be disposed of.

Products Used: BugJuice

BugJuice reducse sludge hauling and digests the toughest undigested BOD. Using BugJuice prevents both sludge bulking and impeded settling.

  • Lowers sludge hauling
  • Lowers polymer use
  • Reduces sludge volume
  • Improves dewatering
  • Improves settling

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