What can BugJuice do for your digester?
The catalysts in BugJuice convert insoluble BOD to soluble simple sugars and materials so the bacteria can digest it. This process promotes great digester sludge reduction.
Many new wastewater treatment plants do not have primary treatment. This means the aeration basin catches everything including hard-to-digest fats, surfactants, paper products, and complex chemistries sent by industries.
In other words, all the insoluble BOD goes into the digester or sludge storage tank, and BugJuice is going to significantly reduce it. If you think filaments are causing poor settling, contact the Aquafix Laboratories for microscopic analysis.
- Improves settling
- Improves dewatering
- Reduces digester sludge volume
- Lowers polymer use
- Lowers sludge hauling
BugJuice reduced both polymer cost and sludge hauling, while (far right) increasing the percent cake solids.
The Story Behind BugJuice
Four years ago we visited Jim, a wastewater operator who wanted a product to put in his aerobic digester to reduce sludge and save hauling costs. Our lab researched and ran tests to understand why certain materials and solids were not breaking down properly. It took two years to create a biochemical catalyst this powerful and helpful to the bacteria.
We took it to Jim, and it improved his settling and reduced his hauling by 40%. Jim and many operators continue to use our BugJuice and swear by it.
AQUABACxt + BugJuice: while AQUABACxt alone can kill midge flies, powerful lasting results come when using it in conjunction with BugJuice.
AQUABACxt is a highly effective, US EPA-registered biological larvicide. It contains a species of bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis (BT), an approved larvicide for controlling red worms and midge flies in wastewater treatment plants. To work, AQUABACxt must be able to reach the midge fly larvae, red worms. This is where BugJuice comes in to aid the larvicide. Red worms will use BOD to build protective cocoons around themselves, which AQUABACxt cannot penetrate. BugJuice degrades these cocoons so that the larvicide can fully reach the red worms.