With our new "additive" you will never have to remove solids from a waste treatment system - a myth that never ends
Another blog topic selected from online discussion groups. This one concerns miracle products that digest sludge to a point where wasting or dredging is not necessary.
While systems vary in waste solids makeup and improved solids digestion is possible if there is a limiting factor such as:
Sludge can be subdivided into categories based on time for degradation. Each system's sludge will be slightly different based on influent makeup and local conditions, but the general categories still hold.
Usually we can only improve degradation rates of Readily Digested and Slowly Digested fractions. With more complex treatment (getting everything correct), it is possible to remove recalcitrant organics but this takes time and effort. And, the inorganic/insoluble fraction must be removed as it will only accumulate in the system.
So, no matter what you do - wasting or removing solids is necessary. You can only enhance digestion rates and the impact of enhancements depends upon sludge makeup.
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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