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The Growing Need
Methane (CH4) is one of the gases in the atmosphere known to contribute to the “greenhouse effect.” Methane is devastating to the climate because of its ability to absorb heat from the sun and is 84 times more potent than Carbon Dioxide during the initial years of its release. The top source of atmospheric methane comes from the decomposition of organic waste in landfills. According to the EPA, the U.S. alone has approximately 3,000 active landfill sites.
Similarly, during wastewater treatment, greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide (CO2) from aerobic (oxidation processes), methane (CH4) from anaerobic processes, and nitrous oxide (N2O) associated with nitrification/denitrification (NDN) processes, as an intermediate product, can be emitted to the atmosphere.
What is Oxynova ?
Oxynova® is a highly concentrated powder comprised of high-grade beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and probiotics formulated to break down organic matter. Oxynova is a dynamic product with a wide variety of cost-saving and labor-reducing applications in municipal waste management.
Reduces toxic, odor-producing gases such as: Methane, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen dioxide and other rotten-egg-like smelling compounds
Accelerates the rate of decomposition of the proteins, fats, oils and grease in organic waste and in the bacteria that grows on inorganic waste
Improves dewatering/thickening ability, reducing formed sludge volume
Reduces need for aeration of the wastewater and activated sludge mixture
Helps maintain municipal sewer systems by
cleaning the pipes, reducing the viscosity of the pumped water and extending the life of the infrastructure
Oxynova WWTP Case Studies
reduction of total coliform bacteria
reduction of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
reduction of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)
reduction of petroleum products
reduction of phosphates
A study of Oxynova® on energy reductions in a WWTP showed:
reduction in electricity consumed from supplying air to aeration tanks
reduction of energy consumption from pumping raw sludge
reduction of the power consumption from pumping excess activated sludge
reduction of power consumption when pumping wastewater from the sewer pumping stations to the WWTPs
A study of Oxynova® in a contaminated WWTP showed: