News | September 13, 2012

Sewper Rx – Odor Reducing And Sludge Eliminating Bacteria

Reliant Water Technologies’ Sewper Rx is a patented poly-microbial blend of facultative bacteria specifically selected for their ability to degrade organic waste and eliminate noxious odor. When it is added to a waste stream, it releases very high numbers of motile bacterial cells that immediately begin degrading or breaking down protein, carbohydrates, fats, oils, grease and cellulose. These bacteria reproduce very rapidly, doubling in number every 24 minutes. Sewper Rx is capable of de-nitrification and phosphorus removal without the need for separate processes and typically eliminates noxious odor within days of application. The by-products of this bio-augmentation treatment are water, CO2 (which gases off) and some remaining inorganic solids (ash).

Advantages that can be expected with Sewper Rx are a reduction (possible elimination) of odors, improved lift station and sewer flow due to a breakdown of FOG, better control of MLSS, increased capacity in clarifiers, thickeners and digesters, reduced sludge hauling costs and tipping fees.  If sludge hauling reduction is the focus, up to a 300% Return on Investment can be expected. Most Sewper Rx users can experience a minimum of a 20% reduction in bioreactor aeration costs as well. 

Sewper Rx is produced in granular form, is easy to apply, requires no special equipment and has a guaranteed shelf life of one year. It is non-toxic, pathogen-free and friendly to the environment. It enables wastewater treatment plants to operate more efficiently and at lower cost by reducing sludge-handling expense, lowering electricity consumption and creating additional plant capacity. And, very important, it does not have to be applied daily or weekly.

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Source: RELIANT Water Technologies