Temperature Stressed Biomass

Extreme changes in wastewater or medium temperature will increase microbial sensitivity which can negatively effect the microbial growth rates, diversity and therefore biomass performance.


 Microbes in biological wastewater treatment systems are single-minded at growing and surviving using the contaminent found in the wastewater as “food”. The growth rate of the microbes affects the rate at which the chemicals are removed from the waste and wastewater. Moreover, the concentration of chemicals “food” that the microbes are exposed to in the wastewater treatment system affects the growth rate. As the wastewater temperature increases or decreases beyond the optimal growth temperature range, microbes become less sensitive to the presence of the chemicals (“food”) and the net result is that the microbial growth rate decreases and the rate of biodegradation (COD/BOD removal) decreases.
We find microbe strains and produce microbial blends that posses a lower sensitivity to extreme wastewater temperatures versus indigenous bacteria and apply these microbial blends to waste and wastewater treatment systems. It allows us to increase the rate of microbial activity under both high and low temperature periods, which in turn improves wastewater treatment system performance under temperature stressed conditions.

Cold Wastewater

Our patent-pending pyschrophilic microbes ( designated with an “C”) can be blended into any industry specific or custom microbial blend for improved product effectiveness in wastewater below 15° C (59°F).


Hot Wastewater

Our high temperature tolerant thermophilic microbes (designated with an “H”) can be blended into any industry specific or custom microbial blend for improved performance at temperatures below 40°C – 60°C (104°F-140°F).


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