Industrial Waste Water

A range of industries manufacture or use complex organic chemicals. These include pesticides, pharmaceuticals, paints and dyes, petro-chemicals, detergents, plastics, paper pollution, etc. Wastewaters can be contaminated by feedstock materials, by-products, product material in soluble or particulate form, washing, cleaning agents, solvents, and added value products such as plasticisers. Treatment facilities that do not need pH control of their effluent typically opt for a type of aerobic treatment, i.e. Aerated Lagoons. Prodigus S&W™ is used to eliminate fats, oils and grease, control odours and reduce BOD, COD, TSS, Total Nitrate and Total Phosphate in municipal and industrial waste treatment plants.   Prodigus S&W™ will separate the wastewater from mining from the heavy metals completely which will increase the yield by allowing greater mining product recovery and also liquefy some of the sludge reducing the volume that must be hauled and disposed of.  The amount of product required and its application points vary according to the volume of waste flowing through the system and the configuration of the system.  Prodigus S&W™ is custom blended for each industry using microbes that have been specifically adapted for their unique wastes. It can be used in the slaughterhouses, the food processing Industry, and the hospitality Industry.

Aerial Picture of a Paper Mill Aerated Lagoon showing vast deposits of Cellulosic Material

Pulp and paper is the third largest industrial polluter to air, water, and land in both Canada and the United States, and releases well over 100 million kg of toxic pollution each year. Worldwide, the pulp and paper industry is the fifth largest consumer of energy, accounting for four percent of the entire world’s energy use. The pulp and paper industry uses more water to produce a ton of product than any other industry. Magnus P&W™ will break down the long chains of cellulose in the used water from the paper mills, into smaller sugar molecules. The water containing the sugar molecules can then be reprocessed and fermented to produce ethanol, the bio-fuel of choice for greener energy. For other industrial wastewater applications please click here for our Bioremediation section.