A small cheese plant with a 10,000 gallon per day flow rate was experiencing bad
odor problems, as well as poor degradation, solids on surface sand filters, and poor
settling in their 140,000 gallon aerobic digester.
Bio10 was added to all tanks in the system and odors generated by H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide)
and other mercaptans were reduced by 95 – 100% within 24 hours. The air system was
changed to provide more dissolved oxygen in the aeration tanks. Bio TEN was added
to the aeration tanks along with other commercial bacteria, resulting in clear water
and better settling in the clarifier.
This plant had been using polymers to obtain settling in the clarifier. This procedure
was stopped, no more polymer is being used for settling, resulting in considerable
savings in cost to the plant.
Bio10 was added to the aerobic digester once a week. The last time this tank was
decanted 80,000 gallons of clear water was discharged.
Bio10 performed extremely well in reducing odors as well as reducing TSS (Total Suspended
Solids) and improving settling. Bio10 is being applied daily at this plant