Spring ASB and AST Seminar

Choose from two courses: Activated Sludge or Aerated Stabilization Basins

Topics covered:

Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
Basic & Advanced Microbiology
Eight Critical Growth Pressures
Signs of Toxicity and Inhibition
Nutrient Application/Removal in Wastewater
Clarifier Troubleshooting

Lab Lines Newsletter Issue 3

In this issue: Unmasking the Invisible Culprits, The Value of Predictive TOC/BOD Analyses, Bracing for Winter: How Cold Weather Impacts Nitrification and Upcoming Training Events.

If you have any questions, want to request an article topic, or have a question for our “Ask the BioWizard,” please let us know!

CryoStart™, Cold Weather Bacterial Formulation

Be prepared for cold weather with our formulated blend of cold weather tolerant (cryophilic) strains and enzymes that are capable of biodegrading a wide variety off chemicals and materials commonly found in municipal and food & beverage wastewater streams, including simple sugars, proteins, fats, and oils.

NitriFire™, Nitrifying Bacteria Formulation

Specifically formulated blend of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (Nitrosomonas or AOBs) and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (Nitrobacter spp. or NOBs) for efficient oxidation of ammonia.

Five Key Areas To Improve Your Wastewater System

Wastewater management is a multifaceted endeavor. Here are five critical areas that can significantly enhance your system’s effectiveness.


Wastewater solutions, training, and consulting programs for everyone

EBS is an independent wastewater treatment consulting company that provides unique solutions to various operational and training challenges facing industrial wastewater professionals. We are inspired to be trusted advisors to our clients and Channel Partners, offering an alternative to traditional consultants and suppliers in the form of unique technical insights and perspectives, thereby helping them protect North America’s natural resources while supporting their financial goals and long-term sustainability.

Assessing risk and managing critical factors are necessities for managers, engineers, and operators of wastewater treatment plants. Decisions and actions that impact short-term compliance must complement the longer-term management of the wastewater treatment process. Our comprehensive approach evaluates your entire system to determine the current state and offer corrective action if needed. 

What People Say About Us

Our paper mill switched to EBS for service of our wastewater treatment plant system a couple of years ago. EBS has provided excellent service with very knowledgeable and professional representatives. The nutrients, chemicals, and microbe products that they supply our mill, coupled with their testing services, have saved us money and improved our system performance. The service reports provided after each visit are pertinent, informative, and timely. When issues arise, EBS has the resources to respond with meaningful help and expertise to guide us as needed. EBS is truly a partner in managing our wastewater process.

Joe – Pulp and Paper Technical Manager

“Our facility had a rep from a local chemical company come by the same day that we received EBS’s report. This chemical rep has been in business for over 30 years and has been very helpful with his microscopic exams in the past. I trust his opinion. He was in the area so I asked him to analyze the current condition. On key points, both of you were very similar in the analysis. For me, with a new lab, there’s always a period of trust building, and receiving similar feedback helped me accelerate trust with EBS.”

Corey – WWTP

“I am very grateful for this seminar as it was extremely helpful in deepening my knowledge about wastewater treatment, and will greatly aid in troubleshooting issues and ensuring the best operation of my wastewater treatment unit.”

Wastewater Contact Engineer

Featured Articles

Odor and H2S Control

Odor and H2S Control

EBS recently assisted a paper mill with odor issues associated with their aerated stabilization basin (ASB) wastewater treatment system.  The formation of reduced sulfur compounds (hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide) occurred in a large unaerated...

Keys to Success Before, During, and After an Outage

Keys to Success Before, During, and After an Outage

Scheduled vs Unplanned Outages There are two types of outages, scheduled and unplanned. Scheduled outages are annual affairs at roughly the same time each year and are used to conduct maintenance or other work that cannot be performed while the plant/mill is in full...

Storm Preparedness and Recovery Plan

Storm Preparedness and Recovery Plan

High winds and rain from hurricanes have the potential to damage wastewater treatment facilities leading to long, unplanned outages. As we are in the midst of another hurricane season, it is essential for wastewater management teams to take appropriate measures to...

40-Day Volatile Solids Reduction

40-Day Volatile Solids Reduction

Executive Summary Environmental Business Specialists, LLC (EBS) was contracted by a US pulp and paper mill to conduct a 40-Day bench-scale study of Volatile Solids Reduction based on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) part 503 biosolids rule. The goal of this...

Adopt A Spot

The EBS crew cleans from land to sea! We understand that land-based pollution significantly threatens the waterways they aim to protect.

Clearing up land pollution reduces the impact on the receiving water stream and instills a sense of local community pride. That’s why EBS has partnered with the city of Mandeville and the Keep Mandeville Beautiful Organization to “Adopt A Spot” on the stunning Mandeville Lakefront.

We encourage you to make a difference by participating in your community’s local group clean-up efforts –it’s a fun and rewarding way to give back!

Employee Spotlight

Karyn Pounds

Which core value do you exemplify the most?

Calm in the Storm (2) Respond at the Speed of Sound — Favorite Two

How long have you lived in Louisiana?

All of my life except for college years (2008-2013;2014-2021)

What is your favorite hobby?

Singing, playing board games, traveling, and running

A fun fact that no one at EBS knows about you

I’ve played the piano since I was 4 years old.

What was your dream job growing up?
Artist (draw cartoons)

What’s the worst job you ever had?

Burger King drive thru window

If you had a time machine would you go back in time or to the future and where would you go?

I would go back to my childhood and start all over again, 1990 OR the 1200s

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Traveling all year long

Women's Build

EBS Contributes to Positive Change Through Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build!

On November 3rd, EBS proudly participated in the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build, an inspiring initiative that empowers women (without excluding men) to take an active role in building homes for families in need. This project not only contributes to providing shelter but also empowers individuals to make a lasting impact on the lives of families and children by making homeownership a reality.

As a company committed to social responsibility, EBS recognizes the importance of community contribution. The decision to participate in the Women’s Build reflects not only EBS’s dedication to corporate social responsibility but also its belief in the power of teamwork and collective action to bring about positive change. The impact of this involvement extends far beyond the construction site, leaving a legacy of positive change and empowerment.