BCP22 Sunset in Guatemala City

NEWS ALERT: Ongoing Success with BCP22™ in Guatemalan Restaurants!

October 12, 2021

Our Bionetix® distributor ECOTEC has reported outstanding results from using BCP22™ and ECO-DRAIN™ in restaurants in Guatemala! They currently supply this pair of Bionetix® biological treatments to help a total of 68 restaurants maintain grease traps and reduce and prevent bad smells and drainage clogging. Here’s how they got started on this successful treatment plan.

In 2016, ECOTEC began using BCP22™ to help wastewater treatment plants that had problems with excess fats. They later marketed it to restaurants, starting with a two-month trial at five restaurants. After seeing positive results, they started recommending it for use to every restaurant client, starting with 30 restaurants and increasing to 68. One of these restaurants is a very famous restaurant that saw a big improvement in grease trap odor and clogging problems after using BCP22.

Before using Bionetix® biologicals, restaurants had few options. They could try to get rid of bad smells by applying hot water or chemicals down the drain. One of them even did a trial with a competitor’s biological product, but nothing worked as well as BCP22. ECOTEC eventually added ECO-DRAIN™ to the treatment plan to extend the solution to restaurant drain systems.

It only takes about one minute to apply each product daily. During the first 15 days, a double-strength shock-dose of product is added to establish a good microbial colony in the grease trap and drains. After that, the restaurant staff only needs to add one or two pouches a day to the kitchen sink, floor drains, and/or soda machine drains. ECOTEC provides training to the restaurant staff and helpful guides to make regular application easy.

If you want to have the same success with grease trap and drain maintenance as ECOTEC has seen with its 68 restaurant clients, be sure to contact Bionetix® today to learn more about these two biotechnologies: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/.

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BCP22 Modern wastewater treatment plant. Tanks for aeration and biolog

PRESS RELEASE: Clear the FOG with Bionetix® BCP22™!

October 12, 2021

FOG means more than a low hanging mist or a state of mental confusion. In wastewater treatment, it stands for fats, oils, and greases. These waste materials tend to build up excessively in certain types of industrial wastewater, particularly effluent/influent from food-related industries. High levels of FOG produce bad odors, may cause wastewater plant upsets, and can make it difficult for industries to meet wastewater discharge standards, often resulting in surcharges. Bionetix® International makes it possible to bring FOG levels under control with BCP22™, a biological treatment for high grease applications.

Benefits of BCP22™
BCP22™ is a blend of facultative anaerobic bacteria targeted specifically to digest FOG. BCP22™ accelerates the biological degradation of high FOG wastewaters, making it ideal for food industry applications. This helps lower sludge production, reduces unpleasant odors, and improves treatment plant performance. As BCP22™ loosens and liquefies grease deposits, it makes it easier to clean away heavy buildup of fat in holding tanks, sewers, drains, and aeration basins. Since high FOG represents a higher biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and a higher level of total suspended solids (TSS) in wastewater, BCP22™ can also be used to help reduce these levels in order for facilities to meet acceptable discharge limits and avoid unwanted fines. These benefits translate into a wide range of possible applications: 

• Restaurants
• Meat processing facilities
• Dairy industry
• Municipal wastewater treatment plants

When to Apply BCP22™
There are four main times to add BCP22™ to a waste system.

1) FOG Overload: The most obvious time to use BCP22™ is when a FOG overload occurs. This can be the case in a grease trap that is beginning to overflow or cause odor problems. It can also take the form of shock loading at a wastewater treatment plant when a sudden increase in high FOG influent is too much for the system to handle.

2) Startup of a New Wastewater System: It takes time to establish a healthy colony of naturally occurring microorganisms that are able to digest wastewater contaminants. Adding bioaugmentation products can significantly reduce the time needed to create biomass. In some cases, it is a cost-effective and more efficient alternative to the conventional approach of importing sludge from other wastewater treatment plants.

3) Treatment After Shock: BCP22™ rapidly restores biomass activity after shock to ensure a healthy system. This is most commonly needed after process interruption, planned shutdowns, pH excursions, and sudden loading of toxic compounds.

4) Maintenance: BCP22™ can also be used as a recurring maintenance dose in grease traps or wastewater treatment applications where a high load of FOG is expected and/or has caused past problems.

In all four cases, BCP22™ helps the system function effectively and efficiently by adding a boost of FOG-digesting microorganisms that can speed up the biodegradation process. For further assistance taking advantage of bioaugmentation with BCP22™, contact Bionetix® today: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

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Keywords: bioaugmentation, FOG, BOD, TSS, wastewater treatment, shock loading, grease trap cleaning, grease trap maintenance, grease trap overflow, dairy waste management, Bionetix, industrial wastewater, bakery waste management, meat processing, food industry, restaurant maintenance, plant upsets, fats oils and grease

NEWS ALERT: Need to Boost Nitrification? Add a Dose of A55L™

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!

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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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An old sewage treatment plant in England using BCP655

PRESS RELEASE: Skip the Extra Nitrification Step: Do More with BCP655™ Bioconverter for Industrial and Municipal Lagoons!

High ammonia and nitrogen levels can be a big problem for industrial and municipal wastewater lagoons. The standard treatment is nitrification, a two-step process that first converts ammonia to nitrite and then nitrite to nitrate before these can be denitrified to nitrogen gas. Nitrifiers are highly
temperature dependent and sensitive to certain organic compounds. They require ample oxygen and have trouble functioning in cold temperatures, which can lead to plant upsets. In contrast, BCP655™ from Bionetix
® International is an exceptional alternative that boosts the efficiency of nitrogen and ammonia removal from wastewater lagoons and other biological treatment units even in cooler temperatures.

BCP655™ consumes organic and inorganic nitrogen such as ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite in municipal and industrial treatment plants. Bacteria strains in BCP655™ are capable of using ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite as a nitrogen source. Selected strains used in BCP655™ are heterotrophs and utilize organic carbon as the source for food and energy. In the presence of organic carbon at elevated concentrations, they can consume more ammonia than nitrifying bacteria. Overall nitrogen removal occurs through a variety of mechanisms
including higher carbon uptake and use of nitrite/nitrate for respiration and growth purposes. BCP655™ actually removes nitrogen from wastewater rather than converting it to another form, as done by nitrification.

When compared with nitrifiers, BCP655™ has at least five noteworthy advantages.

1. Nitrifiers are temperature dependent; BCP655™ is effective in a wider range of temperatures and facilitates nitrogen removal in cold weather.
2. Nitrifiers convert ammonia without reducing BOD/COD; BCP655™ simultaneously digests ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate in conjunction with BOD/COD reduction.
3. Nitrifiers are sensitive to toxic organic compounds; BCP655™ consumes organic compounds without substantial toxicity problems.
4. Nitrifiers require ample oxygen to oxidize ammonia; BCP655™ uses less oxygen.
5. Nitrifiers require a subsequent denitrification step to convert nitrite/nitrate to nitrogen gas; BCP655™ uses denitrifying bacteria from the start.

BCP655™ can increase wastewater treatment efficiency by at least 50%. It reduces plant upsets from shocks, even in cooler weather, and eliminates expensive surcharges for high TKN discharge levels. BCP655™ can also be used with A55L™ to increase overall nitrogen removal.

Contact Bionetix® to learn more about denitrification with BCP655™: https://www.bionetix-international.com/contact-us/

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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

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