The provision of wastewater treatment systems for complex industrial wastewaters is the mainstay of Microbac’s business. Unlike sewage, industrial wastewaters from many industrial processes contain a cocktail of recalcitrant organic compounds that require considerably more retention time in the biological zone of the treatment plant to ensure that they are fully degraded. Data to support the sizing of a treatment plant for these complex wastewaters can be provided by laboratory and / or pilot Bioreactor trials. The latter can provide valuable assistance in validating the design of the treatment plant by determining the optimum retention times and degradation rates of the constituent organic molecules. Microbac’s biological cultures are also used in the trials and, during the course of the work, these formulations may be modified to promote more rapid biodegradation rates and to optimise the overall performance of the Bioreactor unit.
Treatment plants can be supplied in carbon steel or stainless steel, or they can be constructed in concrete, where appropriate.