Municipal, agricultural and agro-industrial wastewaters have created an environmental problem that has yet to find an acceptable holistic solution.The problem is constantly expanding in direct relationship with the growth and expansion of agricultural-industry activities associated with supplying basic agricultural-food products such as milk, meat, juices, oils and more.
Treating agro-industrial wastewater is essential in order to comply with environmental regulations. It protects water quality by reducing the nutrient content, organic strength and potential pathogens before it has a chance to enter nearby surface or ground waters. It helps to conserves water resources by recycling wash water, and in some cases, may also improve air quality by reducing odor and emissions.
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are sensitive to high organic loads. In agricultural areas during the harvest period, the wastewater streams typically contain high organic loads that cause severe damage to the bacterial population leading to a complete termination of the WWTP operation for a period of up to 2 months.
Existing high rate anaerobic system are unstable, and sensitive to “Suspended Solids” and Toxic compounds. The Challenge is to provide a solution that increases the stability of the treatment process.
AgRobics has developed advanced immobilized matrix, or as we call it a “bio-stabilizer”, using a proprietary manufacturing process and a polymer-base impregnated with pre-treated anaerobic microorganisms. The matrix has high stability, large surface area, and the capacity for high cell density-It enables the loading of X400 the amount of microorganisms compared to the bio-film concept. The matrix also provides physical protection for the microorganism against toxins and predation.
AgRobics' unique preparation method, which entails the enrichment of the biomass with a microorganism population containing various supplements, has fast acclimatization to wastewater streams containing high organic loads.
Al in all Agrobic’s proprietary technology, increases process stability and enhances the efficiency of methane production.
Our bio-immobilizers are inserted into a special up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket UASB style high-rate anaerobic system. This UASB has better performance characteristics and has lower cost, since the expensive three –phase separator will not be needed.
The anaerobic wastewater treatment process has always suffered from slow start-up, breakdowns, and bacterial wash out. There have been some attempts to solve the changes associated, and several approaches have been taken.
Compared to contemporary of anaerobic treatment of wastewater, the use of Agrobics' technology has the following advantages:
Stable, robust process
More consistent operation and reduction in the organic load that enters the groundwater
Higher effectiveness in the removal of inhibitory compounds
Lower operational cost
Less energy consumption
Potential use of biogas for heating, steam generation and energy production
Potential markets and applications
Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants(WWTP)
Upgrading of wastewater plant to improve throughput and cope with seasonal peaks.
Retrofit of plant to cut energy costs, produce more biogas, sludge volume reduction and other benefits