Apr 19, 2011 in Blog Articles

In our blog entitled “Causes of Water Pollution” we dealt with the various organic and inorganic causes. Today it is perhaps pertinent to discuss an innovative solution to wastewater treatment problems, and that is biomass engineering with special emphasis on bioremedial treatment of sewage, industrial waste water, oil and diesel spills and organically contaminated ground. The process of bioremediation requires the addition of various types of micro organisms and in this regard there is an organism available to treat any organic molecule. This biological treatment, the addition of micro organisms to the natural anaerobic microbes, can speed up the process of breaking down sludge while also producing methane gas as fuel in on-site power generation. Since this process relies on micro organisms, it cannot eradicate non organic matter. To do so, flocculation and settling are essential processes used to remove the non organic matter.Specialist companies use bioreactor treatment plants and bacterial products to purify the industrial and municipal effluents, contaminated land, polluted groundwaters and oily sludges. A wide range of biological products is available, including customised bacterial formulations for start up and remediation of wastewater treatment plants. All microbes require optimal conditions in order to proliferate and infuse the system with sufficient numbers of microbes to maximise the efficiency of the wastewater treatment plant.