October 5, 2021
Ammonia is a major pollutant that needs to be removed from wastewater before it can be released to the environment. It is also a problem in aquariums and ponds where excess levels can have negative effects on fish. While Bionetix® International recommends BCP655™ as the most efficient way to reduce nitrogen and ammonia levels and simultaneously lower BOD/COD (especially when facing lower temperatures or oxygen levels), you can also add A55L™ when you need to increase nitrogen removal, as when shock loading occurs.
A55L™ uses nitrifying bacteria to support the natural nitrification process. The Nitrosomonas strain in A55L™ oxidizes ammonia to nitrite using available dissolved oxygen in the water. Nitrobacter bacteria then take up the next step of the process by oxidizing the nitrite into nitrate. A55L™ can be used to restore nitrification quickly after upsets and support natural nitrification in colder months (optimum temperature is 59-86 °F [15-30 °C]).
The end result is cleaner wastewater without the extra surcharge for nitrogen-based pollutants!
Contact Bionetix® to learn more about using A55L™ alone or in conjunction with BCP655™: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/
Learn more about A55L™ here: https://www.bionetix-international.com/products/a55l/
Keywords: nitrification, ammonia, nitrogen, high ammonia levels, wastewater treatment, BOD, COD, nitrite, nitrate, plant upsets, pollutants, Bionetix, biological treatment, wastewater lagoons, wastewater efficiency, nitrifying bacteria, denitrifying bacteria, shock loading, ponds, aquariums
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