Organic waste stored in landfills, or leachate ponds may release smell, which can be controlled, and eliminated by our C-5 Odor Neutralizer technology. Odorous gases are derived from the decay of organic materials. These organic compounds typically contain function groups with Sulphur or Nitrogen (also including sulphur-based Mercaptan compounds, and short-chain fatty acids including Amino group). In this case smell is mostly caused by the anaerobic bacteria, which break down proteins and other organic materials, because these microorganisms get to take the Oxygen from the amino groups of the proteins.
C-5 Odor Neutralizer changes the environment to digest the proteins and fats in another biochemical pathway, significantly reducing odorous gas formation (H2S, NH3 and Mercaptans).
Besides odor prevention the C-5 Odor Neutralizer has a massive direct odor removal ability. The C-5 Odor Neutralizer is a botanical extract supplied in concentrated liquid form. Surface application of the technology requires a 5-time dilution of the product with pure water, and the diluted solution of C-5 should be sprayed evenly onto the surface of the odorous waste covering it completely. The C-5 biofilm on the surface absorbs and breaks down the formed Hydrogen Sulphide and Ammonia in an enzymatic pathway, and results instant immediate odor removal.
Field of application:
- Odor removal in landfills, applied on solid waste
- Odor removal of leachate storage ponds
Field of application:
- 100% biodegradable and organic
- Immediate effect in odor removal
- High performance in H2S, NH3 and Mercaptan elimination
- Easy to apply
Leachate produced in landfills are usually collected in anaerobic ponds. The quality of leachate usually causes a headache for the operators of landfills because of the high concentration of organic substances, nutrients, and salinity. Biological treatment which is supposed to be the only effective way of treating leachate is problematic because of its constituent types, and concentrations. In anaerobic ponds, since Dissolved Oxygen is not present, the biological decomposition of organics goes really slow, as well as nutrient removal. High salinity often inhibits the natural bacterial community of the ponds responsible for the biodegradation of pollutants. Leachate ponds usually emit smell, the liquid has high pathogenic count, and because of pollutant types, and concentrations leachate is not really preferred by wastewater treatment plants, they accept only limited amounts from this highly concentrated wastewater.
Our Bioclean Septic, and Bioclean STP technologies offer a solution for anaerobic leachate treatment, by establishing highly resistant microbial cultures in the pond with improved metabolism to remove the pollutants in a biological way.
The advantages of the application of Bioclean Septic, and Bioclean STP:
- Improved COD, BOD breakdown, and Total Nitrogen Removal
- Highly reduced smell, and pathogenic count
- Environmentally friendly technologies with well-biodegradable constituents
- Not harmful for the environment or for human health
Bioclean Septic, and Bioclean STP contain strict, and facultative anaerobic microbes combined with a special enzymatic system to improve the 4 steps of anaerobic digestion. By the application of both technologies the anaerobic pond’s biological treatment capacity improves. The pond biology will be able to biodegrade a broad range of complex organic substances, the new microbial community will have an improved resistance against inhibitors, toxic substances, and salinity. Compared to generic pond biology, the Bioclean STP and Septic optimized pond system will become capable to remove 20-30% more Total Nitrogen. Emission of odorous substances like H2S, NH3 and Mercaptans significantly drops in our treated anaerobic leachate ponds. Our bacteria are competitors of pathogenic bacteria, and are able to reduce pathogenic count in the pond.
There are multiple solutions developed for the biological treatment of leachate formed in landfills: the most widespread technologies are the conversion of the leachate pond to a biological pond system by applying surface or submerged aeration, and the activated sludge leachate treatment systems. Either way, in most of the cases, there is a need for the optimization of the effluent parameters since the treatment capacity of the system has serious limitations due to the nature of the raw water: leachate mostly contains high amount of rotten organic substances, but also can have high heavy metal concentration, as well as high salinity. All above mentioned are serious inhibition factors for the biology, and can adversely affect treatment efficiency of the system.
Our technologies applied in leachate treatment are usually used for the improvement of treatment capacity, and effluent parameters. By the application of Bioclean TM we are able to optimize the microbial content of the system by introducing microbes which have higher tolerance towards the inhibitory substances mentioned above. As a result, the biological treatment system will have a population of bacteria which will be able to reduce the pollutant concentrations in the leachate way better than the generic microbial system could do before.
We are also able to improve the rate of metabolic processes of the bacteria by the application of BioGuarde I, and Vickzyme Block Blue. Quicker metabolism results lower pollutant concentrations in the effluent. When Ammonium removal is a concern, Ammonia Guarde is a quick fix for the problem.
Our GridBee AP mixers are a cost-effective solution in terms of investment, and operation for the execution of aeration, and complete mixing together in leachate pond treatment applications.
The advantages of our technologies in leachate treatment aerobic/facultative ponds, and activated sludge systems:
- Improved organic removal rate, and efficiency (COD, BOD)
- Improved nitrification, and denitrification (NH4+, NO2–, NO3–, TN removal)
- Improved Bio-P removal (if the plant has a Bio-P anaerobic reactor)
- Reduced energy consumption due to better DO management
- Reduced chemical consumption
- Better activated sludge structure
- Reduced excess sludge production
- Improved resistance of the biology towards variable loads, shock loads, inhibitory loads, and toxicity
- Improved breakdown of hardly biodegradable organic pollutants
- Environmentally friendly, easily applicable technologies
Composting has been defined as “the product of natural degradation of botanical and putrescible waste by the action of bacteria, fungi and other organisms in the presence of an adequate air supply”(Warmer, 1997). Composting has been used since man began to plant and harvest for food, when an association between waste products, plant growth and the harvest yield was realised. Different waste products have been used over the centuries that fertilise the soil through the breakdown of waste material known has composting. Although these products have been used extensively the processes involved were not clearly understood until recent years and even today the reactions in the compost pile though understood can be vague. If left to nature the composting process could be very foul smelling. By controlling the bacteria that does the composting we can choose to degrade the substrates by alternate metabolic pathways that are less putrescent and hence could give us an odourless process. During composting, the microorganisms consume oxygen (O2) while feeding on organic matter. Active composting generates considerable heat, and large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor are released into the air. The CO2 and water losses can amount to half the weight of the initial materials, thereby reducing the volume and mass of the final product.
Successful composting relies upon the right microorganism to biodegrade wastes. Our Bioclean Compost technology is a proprietary blend of high potency live bacterial cultures, enzymes and micronutrients, selected from nature to seed new compost piles with high numbers of environmentally beneficial organisms. When sprinkled onto a new compost pile, the naturally derived enzymes and high efficiency bacteria quickly begin to biodegrade bulk organic debris in the pile, while the special micronutrients blended into Bioclean Compost provide these microbes with the trace nutrients needed to accelerate their metabolic cycle. When Bioclean Compost is used as a bioseed, organic debris will typically be converted to a rich organic compost within 30 days.
Other Benefits of Bioclean™ Compost include:
- Completely odourless process.
- Improved manure handling.
- Improved land application
- Weed seed destruction
- Pathogen destruction
- Lower risk of pollution problems
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