- Ability to degrade target wastes (examples phenols, aromatics, polynuclear aromatics, waxes)
- Strong growth under difficult environments (high/low temperature, pH extremes)
- Floc or biofilm formation to remove solids and turbidity
- Strong enzyme production & growth for rapid removal of soluble COD/BOD
The bioaugmentation seed culture is developed after laboratory testing and must meet criteria for stabilty, biosafety, and ability to adapt to changing conditions. After selecting the cultures, the individual microbes are grown and stabilized using techniques similar to those used to produce antibiotics and other pharmaceutical compounds. The pure microbes are then stabilized on various carriers for preservation until applied by operators.