After screening a number of candidates, we found some unique microbes with excellent applicability to waste treatment. The first is a Paracoccus denitrificans. This unusual bacterium has a number of key metabolic pathways that are useful in control of both sulfides and malodorous short-chain volatile fatty acids. An additional benefit, is the P. denitrificans can utilize nitrate/nitrate when growing on the short-chain volatile fatty acids. So what does all this mean for waste treatment?
- Help remove H2S & sulfides in collection systems & wastewater at neutral pH
- Odors from short-chain volatile fatty acids (acetic, propionic, butyric) can be controlled under aerobic and anoxic conditions
- Nitrate/nitrite reduction – even under aerobic conditions the organisms utilize nitrate for respiration. The P. denitrificans is among the most active denitrifying microbes we have screened