When industrial operations slow down due to unforeseen circumstances or cease altogether, the accompanying reduction in BOD loading to the WWTP can have adverse effects on the microorganisms. The health of the biomass depends on a consistent source of BOD loading to prevent endogenous decay. Supplementing with alternative BOD sources such as EBS’ MicroCarb is the ideal solution. MicroCarb is non-hazardous and is a more readily biodegradable food source than some less conventional approaches, and is more economically viable, with more BOD content per dollar spent. The average system loses approximately 3-5% of its biomass per day without food. Adding MicroCarb will help ensure that the WWTP is able to weather the storm and sustain a healthy, viable biomass that is better able to respond when normal operations resume.
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