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 and most inventive solutions.

Qwik-Zyme-CS-pondAn aerated lagoon system in Illinois was struggling with incoming BOD around 25,000 ppm due to a high fructose corn syrup influent.  This resulted in odor complaints, high electricity bills, and only a 40% removal of BOD.  Eventually the pH of this 1 acre lagoon dropped to an acidic 3.5.  We responded to the challenge of this system with a full treatability test, and the results lead us to create a new biocatalyst that accelerates the breakdown of complex, high molecular weight polysaccharides found in high fructose corn syrup, corn starches and vegetable starches: Qwik-Zyme CS.  After 30 days of treatment this lagoon is now achieving 90% BOD removal, no odor, and a more stable pH.

Products Used: Qwik-Zyme CS

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