Bioaugmentation Technology for Wastewater Treatment


Nolan Bio Labs, Inc. is focusing on new technologies for grease degradation, denitrification, hydrocarbon degradation, odor control, and hydrogen sulfide reducation in treatment plants.

WASTEWATER BIOAUGMENTATION uses microorganisms to enhance the performance biological wastewater treatment systems, but the biomass actually performs the job of waste duration. If the requirements for growth are met, the microorganisms that make up the biomass determine the specific waste components that are broken down. The use of bioaugmentation ensures that microorganisms with favorable growth characteristic are present in the waste treatment system.

Most stability- related application are designed to improve:

  • Reducation in effluent variability
  • Shock-load resistance
  • Degradation pass-through compounds

In odor control- microorganisms break down hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, and volatile fatty acids and can be applied in wastewater treatment basins or collection systems.

Refinery wastewater problems are, i.e. amines, phenols, greasy foam, floating sludge, loss of nitrification, odors, sulfide filaments, poor flocculation, low DOUR and low levels in effluent.

Collection systems and treatment plants’ biggest problems are grease build up and odor problems. This can be alleviated by bioaugmentation with microorganisms.

This small blurb is not meant to be a full discussion of this enormous problem facing city and county facilities, but just to get a dialogue going between the people with the problems and the people who can help solve the problems.