Respirometry, a Valuable Tool

Respirometry, a Valuable Tool

EBS often uses respirometry as a valuable tool when evaluating client wastewater treatment systems and programs. Respirometers are versatile instruments that allow us to assess the treatability of a wastewater sample by measuring the respiration rate of aerobic or...
Treatability White Paper

Treatability White Paper

Process Chemical Inhibition Assessment Introduction Environmental Business Specialists, LLC (EBS) was contracted to perform an inhibition assessment to determine if a test substance (TS) in the client’s wastewater would cause problems for the local publicly owned...
pH Testing in Wastewater Treatment

pH Testing in Wastewater Treatment

The pH of the environment has a profound effect on the rate of microbial growth. pH affects the function of metabolic enzymes. Acidic conditions (low pH) or basic conditions (high pH) alter the structure of the enzyme and stop growth. Most microorganisms do well...
Dissolved Oxygen Uptake Rate (DOUR) Test

Dissolved Oxygen Uptake Rate (DOUR) Test

Biological waste treatment in the Aerated Stabilization Basin (ASB) process and in Activated Sludge systems is based on the ability of microorganisms to utilize dissolved oxygen in the process of breaking down the soluble organic substances present in the process...