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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

My plant has bacteria in it. Why should I consider buying more bacteria and add them in the system?

How are these bacteria different than those in the plant?

Are they safe?

How to add bacteria in the plant? And where?

How much bio-culture is required?

Do we need to add bacteria to the plant regularly?

Do your bacteria look different than those I have in my plant?

How do I know that these new bacteria will work for me?

So what is the next step?


My plant has bacteria in it. Why should I consider buying more bacteria and add them in the system?
Bacteria are omni present. There are there in air, in water bodies and in soil. It is very likely that your effluent treatment plant already has bacteria in effluent. Many a times the plant is primed with bacteria during commissioning. Common sources include cow dung, soil or effluent from another plant. You should consider adding bacteria if you are not able to meet COD or BOD norms despite having these bacteria. Most often it is the kind of bacteria, not the number of bacteria in the plant that determines success of effluent treatment process. Evolved bacteria lead to waste degradation with low energy inputs. Thus helping you reduce the carbon footprint of the treatment process.

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How are these bacteria different than those in the plant?
Imagine leaving a pot of milk out in the open. What would happen to it in a couple of hours? I will get spoilt. Right? Now imagine leaving the pot of milk with a scoop of good quality curd in it. What would you get after few hours? Rich thick delicious curd. Both spoiling of milk, and curdling of milk, is a biological processes driven by bacteria. The difference is just the kind of bacteria involved in the process. Adding right set of bacteria in effluent will ensure proper degradation of pollutants. Our formulations are designed with bacteria evolved to degrade certain chemicals present effluent. And this is the difference. We have bacteria that are evolved to degrade waste.

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Are they safe?
Absolutely. All bacteria in our formulation have the GRAS status.

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How to add bacteria in the plant? And where?
Generally we suggest addition of bacteria in or downstream to the Equalization tank and before aeration tank. The bacteria are supplied in dry powder form. A measured quantity of the powder (as per the chart provided by us) is added in a separate drum (200 L to 500 L) with prescribed quantity of effluent. The mixture is shaken well to form slurry. The slurry is then added to the effluent in the plant. It is a fairly straight-forward process and does not require any fancy equipment. You will receive a detailed procedure along with the product. And if required, we would be happy to assist you in first few additions.

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How much bio-culture is required?
That depends on several factors, the COD levels, the COD to BOD ratio, the quantity of effluent to be treated per day, the retention time, level of dissolved oxygen. It also includes other factors such as TDS, toxic compounds, bacteriostatic or bactericidal compounds, etc. We can provide you our best estimates only after we gather such details from you.

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Do we need to add bacteria to the plant regularly?
We provide a treatment plan that can last from one to three months. Once the plant is primed with new bacteria, and everything is in order, you will no longer need to add any more bacteria to the system. The microbes keep consuming chemicals in effluent and multiplying.

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Do your bacteria look different than those I have in my plant?
They may or may not. Mostly they donít look that different. You will see the difference in terms of the success of treatment process.

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How do I know that these new bacteria will work for me?
Seeing is believing. You can try a small sample of our formulation with small batch of effluent. You can test the efficacy of our bacteria even in a 500 ml flat bottom flask. We recommend a trial on 100 L effluent, using aeration balls. We will provide you the trial procedure and would be happy to even assist you in setting up a trail system at your facility. And yes, we donít charge for product samples (at least for up to 50 g of it). You are also most welcome to send over 5 L of your effluent sample (composite sample) to us. We will do the trail at our end and send the results back to you. No charges here too. Just let us know 3 to four days in advance, so that we keep our systems free for you. We like to begin the trials as soon as we get the effluent at our facility, keeping the standing time to minimum.

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So what is the next step?
Just call us and we will take it forward from there. You information is confidential with us.

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