Aquafix Wastewater Lab Testing

At Aquafix, we are passionate about wastewater and the science behind it. Our laboratory offers Microanalysis & Filament Origins Testing,
and Anaerobic Soluble Micronutrient Analysis to help our customers identify issues and ensure their success.
lab team

Microanalysis & Filament Origins


We will supply a test kit including sterile sample bottles, bags/liners, and a cooler for the return shipping. This wastewater lab testing consists of:

  • A review of major and minor filaments plus subspecies with Gram and Neisser staining
  • Testing of EPS sliming
  • Precise explanation of filament presence and origin
  • Analysis of protozoa and metazoa in the system
  • Analysis of floc structure, sludge age, and oxygen penetration
  • Treatment and process recommendations
  • Results returned by e-mail and hard copy
  • 3-4 day turnaround

View Options$400 Test Kit – Add to Cart$1400 Proactive – Add to CartView Sample Report

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Anaerobic Chemistry Screening


We will supply a test kit including sterile sample bottles, bags/liners, and a cooler for the return shipping. This wastewater lab testing consists of:

  • This testing will look at all metals significant to efficient anaerobic digestion
  • Samples will be analyzed for 14 micronutrients
  • Includes a report on levels of metals present, to help better understand the results of this analysis
  • Report will include treatment recommendations
  • Testing results will help improve methane production and maximize anaerobic efficiency
  • Results within 2-3 weeks

Order Test Kit ($1150)Order Proactive ($4300)

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“I learned more in twenty minutes of talking with the Bugman than in my twenty years of running this wastewater plant. You are of great service.”- Terry J. Dow

Reichhold Production Facility, GA

Aquafix Lab 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.

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.

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.

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