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Biodigesters

Bio/Mechanical Organic Removal and Odor Control

No longer must you use dangerous chemicals and corrosives in an attempt to disinfect the water. This all-natural product paves a new road to environmental compliance, in a safer way than ever before.

Biodigesters are dosed into the wastewater automatically, and through a natural "Step Degradation Process" the organics in the water are consumed. Naturally occurring bacteria and viruses are consumed by the over performing Biodigesters. The battle of pathogens, odor control, and oil consumption is won with Biodigesters.

With over 450,000,000,000 active cells per gallon, Biodigesters provide the most highly concentrated liquid product available. Shelf life is guaranteed for one full year.

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Hydro-Biodigesters 101



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Introduction

Bacteria existed on the earth long before we humans made it on the scene. They are nature's best janitors cleaning up after all of the earth's flora and fauna. For almost every known biodegradable substance on earth there is a bacterium that specializes in its breakdown. The substance to be broken down (degraded) is referred to as a substrate. Bacteria like humans are adaptable and will acclimate (adjust) themselves to almost any circumstances. This includes both food sources (substrate) and their environment.



Step Degradation

Enzymes are the bacterium's chefs; they prepare the meal for consumption by the bacteria. Enzymes are proteins that form chemical reactions that breakdown the substrate into smaller more palatable bits for the bacteria. Enzymes are so good at their job they can create up to 30 million chemical reactions per second. Here is an example of "Step Degradation": long chain hydrocarbons (oil) is first broken down into simple fats, then into simple sugars and consumed by the bacteria in Hydro-Biodigesters.



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Matching Enzymes to Bacteria

Bacteria produce their own enzymes but will quickly acclimate to the most readily available food source. By including the correct enzymes into our formulas the targeted substrate becomes the most readily available food source. Later, when the bacteria start producing their own enzymes, they have adapted to the proper food source and thereby produce the proper enzyme for breaking down that particular substrate. Watch out for products that say "bacteria with enzymes" by reading the fine print you will find they say "our bacteria produce enzymes". This is very misleading, all bacteria produce enzymes.



Lab Grade Purified Enzymes are the most expensive ingredient in our products. Each strain is hand selected and thoroughly checked before replication. Make no mistake, putting impure enzymes into your product creates a confused bacterium. Its like giving someone several road maps to follow and not telling them which one is to the correct destination.



The Selection Process

There are over 3,000 known bacterial strains. Our bacteria and enzymes are selected for their ability to aggressively breakdown the targeted substrate. First, we select only facultative strains that can operate in aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (oxygen depleted) situations. Our bacteria are most effective in an aerobic state working 5-7 times faster. We also take into consideration other factors like resistance to; high and low pH, chemical shock and temperature. Biodigester products can tolerate a pH of 4.5 to 9.5 without dieing off, but. . .the closer to neutral pH of 7 the better. They are resistant to disinfectants like chlorine up to 150 PPM and remain active in temperature ranges of 50°-140° F. DNA matching insures that each correct strain of bacteria is used.



Grow Out and Stabilization

Once the correct bacteria are selected for a particular formula they are propagated to many, many times their numbers, then flash frozen and dried. Once put into a state of dormancy they are microencapsulated to protect them from moisture. This is a patented process. Targeted enzymes along with micro and macronutrients are added finishing off the formula.



Micro And Macronutrients

To make our bacteria start reproducing immediately upon activation key nutrients are supplied providing them instant food. These nutrients supply a well rounded diet until the enzymes provided in the formula start breaking down the substrate and serving it up to the bacteria.



Why Biodigesters Perform

Natural occurring bacteria are seldom found in high enough numbers to obtain the fast breakdown rates provided by Hydro-Biodigesters. By supplying enough viable strains of bacteria with the targeted enzymes in one location, the substrate is overwhelmed and consumed quickly.

Hydro-Biodigesters are so prolific they multiply by double every 15-20 minutes. If you start out with one cell in fifteen minutes you have two and so on. In 8 hours you will have 17-million and in twenty-four hours you have a 1 with one hundred and twenty six zeros behind it. Our products have a guaranteed cell count of 2.7 trillion in each pound of dry formula and 450 billion per gallon in our stabilized liquid.


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Information on Application and Use





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Hydro-Biodigesters (HBD) are living organisms (bacteria) supplied as a culture. They require; air, food, water, and a suitable climate (environmental conditions) to grow and multiply, as we humans do. These conditions will dictate the efficiency of the treatment and dosage rates.

Prior to application:
Wastewater systems with odor problems should be disinfected (killed) prior to dosing with Hydro-Biodigesters. This will immediately eliminate odor and kill the bacteria present for consumption by HBD. Standard household bleach can be used at a rate of 1 gallon per 500 gallons of wastewater. You must wait 48 hours for the bleach to dissipate before seed dosing. All presence of disinfectants must be eliminated from the system; ozone, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, etc. prior to use.

Initial (seed) dosage rate:
Using dry formula Hydro-Biodigesters; mix (1) one 16 oz. package of Hydro-Biodigesters for each 1000 gallons of water to be treated. Liquid can be used instead at a rate of one gallon HBD to 500 gallons of water.


Dry Formula Application:

Hydro-Biodigesters require activation with warm water. First, open each 16 oz. package of Hydro-Biodigesters and mix it thoroughly into 2 gallons of warm (not hot) water per package. Allow the solution to sit for 1-2 hours. This will allow the bacteria to multiply before introduction of product. Then introduce into all water holding bodies (tanks) within the system to be treated. Starting Hydro-Biodigesters growing and multiplying equally in all parts of the system will jump-start their efficiency, precipitating breakdown of hydrocarbons and organics upon the first application.


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Liquid Formula Maintenance dosage rate:

For closed loop systems: using our Hydro-Ultradose automatic dosing system and Hydro-Biodigesters liquid formula, introduce (1) one minute dose per 500 gallons of wastewater into the system every day, seven days per week. Additional dosages or higher rates may be required in open discharge systems.

Note:
Hydro-Biodigesters will remain active in the system until; environmental conditions change and/or their food source runs out. Over time, the effectiveness of the Hydro-Biodigesters will degrade. Each generation of cells becomes less effective than the last making introduction of new cultures crucial to effective ongoing system management.


Expectations:

  • In 2 to 4 days there will be a reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus levels.
  • In 3-4 days there will be a reduction in odors.
  • In two weeks organics, dissolved solids and hydrocarbons will reduce. There should be a visible improvement in clarity and water quality.
  • In one month a noticeable reduction in accumulation of tank bottom sludge will be found.

The following physical and chemical parameters have been proven best for accelerated growth:


Dissolved Oxygen (DO):
Levels of at least 3 ppm (mg/l) are recommended. If an aeration system is used this will normally fulfill this requirement. Our Hydro Engineering, Inc. formulas contain facultative bacterial strains which will function with or without oxygen but will metabolize or biodegrade the targeted substance 5 to 7 times faster in the presence of oxygen.

pH Levels:
A range of 5.5 to 9.5 is allowable. Optimum growth rates will occur from 6.6 to 7.4.

Temperature:
Temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees (F) will provide the optimum conditions for growth. A full range of 45 to 150 degrees (F) will allow the product to remain active. Sustained temperatures above 150 degree's (F) will cause cell death. Below 45 degree's (F) cell growth will slow and stop but this will not kill the cells.

Nitrogen:
Hydro Engineering's cultures require at least 5ppm nitrogen. Doubling time (reproduction rates) will be shortened at 20 ppm in nitrogen content.

Salinity:
Hydro Engineering's cultures have been proven effective in both marine and fresh water.

Toxic shock:
Hydro Engineering's microorganisms have proven to be quite resistant to toxic chemical shocks including sudden influxes of petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated compounds, cyanides, and heavy metals.

When chemicals of known bactericidal concentrations are present in the wastewater contact Hydro Engineering for consultation before treatment.

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HBD, Industrial Wastewater Treatment Formula





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Water Samples Showing Dramatic Improvement Within An Oil/water Separator


The Problem:

Wastewater filtration systems generally cannot remove odors present in processed or filtered water. Decomposition of matter by naturally occurring bacteria and/or chemical reactions will release gases (H2S) to the atmosphere that have a very offensive smell. Hydro Engineering's Hydro-Biodigesters (HBD) is the answer to control of odors in wastewater.


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Historical Approaches:

For years ozone gas (O3) produced by ozone generators has been introduced into wastewater to kill naturally occurring bacteria. Ozone is highly corrosive and degrades organics by oxidizing them. Ozone alone is not effective enough to eliminate odor problems due to its short half-life of only 25 minutes. This means if you have enough ozone to kill natural occurring bacteria it must come in contact with 100% of the water within the wastewater treatment system every 25 minutes. In a 5,000-gallon system (including sumps) you must move the water through an ozone injection system at a rate of 200 GPM to obtain an effective kill. Moving the wastewater this quickly through small 10-50 GPM wastewater treatment systems negates their ability to settle out solids, coalesce oils and effectively defeats the system.

To supplement the poor effectiveness of ozone generation/application other oxidizers are used such as chlorine and hydrogen peroxide. Just as ozone these are very corrosive and do damage to every metallic object they come in contact with.


Hydro's Approach:

In compliment to Hydro Engineering's superior filtration products, our Hydro- Biodigesters (HBD) product eliminates industrial wastewater odors by out competing the natural occurring bacteria.

Biodigesters (affectionately referred to as "bugs") are a combination of all natural bacteria, lab grade purified enzymes with micro and macro nutrients. HBD bacteria and enzymes are targeted to the food sources available in a wastewater treatment system. By out competing the natural occurring bacteria for the food sources, odor causing bacteria die off and thus the objectionable smell is eliminated.

Biodigesters are so prolific they multiply by double every 15-20 minutes. Start out with one cell in fifteen minutes you have two and so on. In 8 hours you have 17-million and in twenty-four hours you have a 1 with one hundred and twenty six zeros behind it. They simply out number any existing bacteria.


The Selection Process:

There are over 3,000 known bacterial strains. Our bacteria and enzymes are selected for their ability to aggressively breakdown the targeted substrate. First, we select only facultative strains that can operate in aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (oxygen depleted) situations. Our bacteria are most effective in an aerobic state working 5-7 times faster. We also take into consideration other factors like resistance to; high and low pH, chemical shock and temperature. HBD can tolerate a Ph of 4.5 to 9.5 without dying off, but. . . the closer to neutral pH of 7 the better. They're resistant to disinfectants like chlorine up to 150 PPM and remain active in temp. ranges of 50°-140° degrees F.


Safe To Use:

All Hydro-Biodigester products are guaranteed pathogen free; every batch is checked for it's purity. Our bacterial strains are Not Genetically Engineered , they are all naturally occurring strains. They are FDA and GRAS listed as safe.


Dry and Liquid Formulas:

HBD is supplied in two forms, liquid and dry. The patented process used to micro encapsulate our product protects it from activation in its dry form. We guarantee an active cell count of 2.7 trillion cells per lb. for two years. Once stabilized in a liquid that does not break the micro encapsulation process, HBD remains 100% viable with a cell count of 450 billion per gallon for one full year.


Dosing Rates:

HBD Dry formula is used for seed dosing (initial propagation) at a rate of one pound per 1,000 gallons of wastewater. You simply mix the product into warm (not hot) water and evenly introduce it into all water holding tanks within the system.

HBD Liquid can be automatically dosed into the treatment system with our unique Hydro-Ultra Dose system. For every one minute of run time the auto-doser adds 3 oz. to the system. Application rates are 3 oz. per 500 gallons of water per day. In a 1,500 gallon system you will dose three times evenly spaced through out a 24 hour period (every eight hours) seven days per week. Liquid HBD can be purchased in 6, 15, 30 and 55 gallon drums.


Benefits Ozone and Corrosives Don't Provide:

Ozone, chlorine and hydrogen peroxide do nothing to aid the wastewater treatment system. HBD's breakdown and consumption of contaminants such as organic matter, oils, grease and other hydrocarbons like dissolved solvents, heavy and light fuels are an added side benefit to using our product.

They propagate the sumps bottom solids reducing them and liberating oils and grease. In most cases making the sludge removal process non-hazardous, eliminating waste hauling fees. Our bacteria take up residence in the entire system constantly eating it clean, media filter changes are reduced, coalescing plates are kept clean, pipes and valves don't plug up.

Hydro-Biodigesters enzymes and microorganisms work in concert to digest long chain hydrocarbons, light fuels, sludge, grease and any decomposing organic matter. The result is a significant reduction of BOD/COD and TSS. The byproducts produced from this biological transformation are absolutely harmless and "stink" free — only carbon dioxide and water remain.


Many Other Proven Applications:

Biodigesters can be used just about everywhere that odor problems exist. This includes: Septic Tanks, Lagoons, Settling Tanks, In-Ground Separators, Oil Coalescing Systems, Grease Traps, Above Ground Separators, Media and Cartridge Filters, Waste Holding Tanks, Evaporation Ponds, and essentially wherever there is a stagnant source producing offensive odors.

Hydro Biodigesters are the modern day answer to foul odor control. In addition, continued treatment will produce a noticeable water clarity improvement and long-term system maintenance will be reduced.

Stop using expensive, dangerous, and ineffective chemicals for wastewater treatment. Contact us for the safe, economical, and productive solution to wastewater management. Biodigesters are the answer.

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