Pollutant nitrogen is typically found at high levels in wastewater and is removed using a biological process known as denitrification, which converts the nitrogen into harmless components (water, nitrogen gas, and carbon dioxide gas). An essential step in denitrification is the introduction of an electron donor/carbon source for the denitrifying bacteria. Methanol, a flammable and toxic liquid derived from nonrenewable natural gas, is the legacy carbon source used in wastewater denitrification. There is growing dissatisfaction in the wastewater treatment industry with the safety profile, performance limitations, and price volatility of methanol. In addition, increasingly stringent federal and state regulatory mandates are requiring wastewater treatment facilities to limit the amount of nitrogen released into receiving waters, resulting in costly technology upgrades and increased operational expenditures for wastewater treatment plants.
About MicroC(TM) and Micro C G(TM)
MicroC(TM) is a proprietary product developed by EOS specifically for
use as an electron donor/carbon source in wastewater denitrification.
MicroC(TM) was engineered to overcome the key limitations of methanol and
other carbon sources, including:
-- Improved Safety: MicroC G(TM) is nonflammable and nontoxic
-- Environmental Sustainability: MicroC(TM) is developed from abundant and
renewable agricultural raw materials
-- Price Stability and Cost Effectiveness: MicroC(TM) offers a low-cost
means of reducing nitrogen load and the potential to circumvent or
scale back costly nitrogen-removal upgrades to comply with increasingly
stringent regulatory requirements
-- Improved Performance: MicroC(TM) enables faster denitrification startup
and recovery periods, and improved performance in colder temperatures
MicroC(TM) products are currently in commercial us
|SOURCE Environmental Operating Solutions|
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