Bioavailable Micronutrients for Anaerobic Systems to Improve Methane Gas Generation
- Boosts methane production by providing a consistent source of bioavailable micronutrients to methane forming archaea
- Provides consistent volatile solids conversion, a healthier population of methanogenic archaea, and a better quality of biogas production
- Contains ten soluble micronutrients that help convert acetate into valuable methane gas
- Custom formulations are available
- Ships non-hazard
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Boost Digester Performance
The balance of its soluble trace elements is the result of almost a decade of research and field applications from the Aquafix Laboratories and can offer a superior bioavailability. The result is improved volatile solids conversion, a healthier population of methanogenic archaea, and a better quality of biogas production. This product is backed by complete technical and laboratory services for all customers.
For an in-depth analysis on your digester’s trace elements, talk to your technical rep for information on our soluble micronutrient analysis.
Applications and Benefits
- Complete mixed anaerobic digesters
- Covered lagoons
- Provides essential trace elements for methanogenic bacteria
- Improves methane production
- Better digestion, less disposal
- Prevents digesters from going sour
- Restores stability
- Stops foaming
- Works well for food and brewery industries
Corn Processing Plant & BioGas1
A corn processing plant in Illinois lost methane production from their 500,000 gallon mesophilic anaerobic digester. As production increased, their methanogens couldn’t keep up. This caused COD levels as well as fats, oils, and grease to rise in the supernate. This also contributed to upsets in the adjacent aeration process.
They initially added 5 gallons of Aquafix’s BioGas1 to jump start. Then dropped to 1 quart per day there on after.
Within two weeks their digester produced a yellow flame, and in another two weeks it was back to a healthy blue with lower outgoing COD and FOG. The methane production rose and contaminant levels decrease, leaving the plant fully functional.
Digester Foam & Methane Loss
A municipal wastewater treatment plant in Kansas called with an anaerobic digester overflowing with foam. This digester has produced minimal methane for over two years, and within a week of the foaming issue, lost all methane production.
The plant first sent Aquafix samples of the foam and mixed liquor and our lab identified the disruptive filaments. The plant then added our Foam Buster at the aeration basin along with BioGas1 in the anaerobic digester.
Within two weeks the digester stopped foaming and started producing the best methane it ever has.