Biofixit 5800NT (Ammonia removal)
What is Biofixit 5800NT?
Biofixit 5800NT is a product that has been specially formulated to contain Nitrosomonas species. These organisms are involved in the first stage of nitrification - the oxidation of ammonia (NH3) to nitrite (NO2). This is the rate-limiting step in the nitrification process so if it is not working efficiently the whole process becomes very slow or stops completely. The Biofixit 5800NT contains active cultures that will start to oxidise the ammonia as soon as they are added to the system. The strains in the product work in harmony with the existing biomass and increase its overall efficiency so that plant performance is restored as quickly as possible. Since nitrifiers grow very slowly in a wastewater treatment system it is important to add strong active cultures so that nitrification can be quickly restored.
Nitrifiers will only operate under conditions where the removal of BOD and COD is relatively complete. They are very sensitive to various chemicals so it may be necessary to use other BFL 5000 series products to remove toxicity before starting a dosing programme using Biofixit 5800NT.
The types of systems in which Biofixit 5800NT can be used include:
- Activated sludge
- Pure oxygen systems
- Oxidation ditches
- Aerated lagoons
- Biological gas scrubbers / Biofilters