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  • PROMOTES HYPER-AEROBIC ACTIVITY
  • STOPS SULPHIDE PRODUCTION & ASSOCIATED ODOUR & CORROSION
  • ELIMINATES OR REDUCES F.O.G. AND BIO-FILM BUILDUP
  • EFFECTIVE IN LIQUID OR SOLID WASTE CONDITIONS
  • SUPPLIED AS AN EASY TO DOSE LIQUID
  • CAN BE SPRAYED ON OR MIXED WITH ODOUR PRODUCING WASTE
  • NON-HAZARDOUS, SAFE TO HANDLE
  • COST EFFECTIVE

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IMG-WEB_IND_-_Blue_liquid_1.jpgENSOL EDGE is a liquid bio-stimulant designed to rapidly reduce sulphides, related odour and corrosion, and F.O.G. It does this by accelerating the conversion of a biomass to the aerobic state, without having to spread it or mechanically pump air into it.
 

ENSOL EDGE is a pH neutral, non-biocide, non-enzyme, non-bacterial and non-volatile, translucent blue/black liquid. It is also a hydrated compound which attracts moisture allowing the bacteria to keep working, and contains a surfactant to allow it to migrate into a biomass.

 

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IMG-WEB_IND_-_Bacteria.jpgENSOL EDGE provides readily available oxygen (in densities exceeding that ofD.O.) to the facultative bacteria. This allows them to become hyper-aerobic and break down waste at a rapid rate, without creating toxic, odour producing by-products.   


Generally speaking, waste digestion systems have two states or modes of operation:

Anaerobic - The bacteria don’t have a readily available oxygen source. Digestion is relatively slow and the basic by-products are sulphides, ammonia and methane gas.

Aerobic - The bacteria have a readily available oxygen source. Digestion can be many times more effective than anaerobic digestion. Does not produce the same undesirable by-products.


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Sulphides often result from the microbial breakdown of a bio-mass in the absence of oxygen and nitrates. Odour complaints are generally associated with hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas, which can be released from turbulent wastewater containing dissolved sulphides. This can also result in the production of sulfuric acid, and corrosion by sulfuric acid can lead to the structural failure of the sewer system.

USING ENSOL: Applied via a simple chemical injection pump, ENSOL reacts with the sulphides to reduce them to non-odourous compounds and / or elements, while also providing the bacteria with the necessary nutrients and oxygen to prevent any further formation of dissolved sulphides.

 

 

 

 

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The graph below shows the levels of H2S returning to nearly pre-treatment levels after ENSOL dosing of the flow was stopped, indicating how successful ENSOL is at eliminating the production of dissolved sulphides and H2S.

 

 

 

 

F.O.G.

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F.O.G. keeps building up in these traps until the traps need to be emptied. F.O.G. can also build up on the walls of waste water systems, restricting or blocking flow.

USING ENSOL: Spraying F.O.G. with ENSOL allows bacteria to aerobically digest the F.O.G. at a high rate. ENSOL will also reduce the amount of F.O.G. coating surfaces inside waste water systems.

 

SOLIDS

Aerobic bacteria have been found to be many times more effective at digesting waste than anaerobic bacteria.

USING ENSOL: ENSOL provides readily available oxygen to the facultative bacteria, allowing them to become hyper-aerobic and rapidly break down waste without producing toxic by-products such as sulphides.
 

 

ENSOL vs DISSOLVED OXYGEN (D.O.)

IMG-WEB_IND_-_Air_Pond.jpgOxygen is not very water soluble and a saturated solution at room temperature and normal pressure only contains about 8 ppm of D.O. by weight (8 mg/L). Many microbial bacterial forms require D.O. The low solubility of oxygen in water means that it does not take much oxygen-consuming life to deplete the D.O.

USING ENSOL: ENSOL does not supply D.O. but supplies, in large quantities, a molecular active oxygen that is readily available to the bacteria, and which they prefer over D.O.  


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  • IMG-WEB_IND_-_Vials.pngNitrate blend: The product contains compounds which form a nitrate ion. When oxygen levels are very low, aerobic and facultative bacteria can get their oxygen from nitrate. This is not necessarily the addition of oxygen. Instead, the oxidation process requires that for the sulfide ion to be “oxidized”, an ion must be present to “accept” the electron lost by the sulfide ion. Therefore the nitrate ions serve as an electron acceptor in the oxidation pathway of aerobic and facultative bacteria in an anaerobic environment.
  • Calcium: As well as being a source of nutrition for cell development in bacteria, the calcium ion will precipitate out calcium sulfate, lowering the concentration of the sulfate ion, depriving anaerobic bacteria of their oxidant source. Combined with a nutrient source for oxidation of facultative and aerobic bacteria, this compound plays an important role in ensuring that the aerobic bacteria out-compete the anaerobic bacteria.
  • Ammonium: The ammonium ion contributes to the rapid growth of the microbial population and can also function as an electron donor in the respiratory path of aerobic bacteria.

 

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  • In the concentrated state that ENSOL is normally used, mixing a product that contains chlorine, (such as bleach), will produce a reaction, releasing gasses that are harmful.
  • Mixing highly diluted ENSOL with disinfectants may not produce noticeable harmful gas or products. However, they will eliminate the bacteria, thereby eliminating the desirable properties of ENSOL.

 

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IMG-WEB_IND_-_Pouring.pngGenerally speaking, dosing to reduce or eliminate the sulphides and sulphide production, controls odour, corrosion, solids and F.O.G.

Typical dosage rates vary from 20ppm to 50ppm. This depends on variables such as the B.O.D., dissolved sulphides, H2S gas and F.O.G. levels.

The initial dosage rate may need to be higher, 100ppm or more, to overcome any backlog. The rate can then be adjusted down as the system is cleaned up. 

Short Term Control:   
For short term odour control, the required dose needs to be enough to eliminate the existing sulphides, and therefore is generally determined by the amount of dissolved sulphides present in that biomass.

Long Term Control:
For long term odour control, an initial dose is required to eliminate the existing sulphides, and from then on the biomass is dosed to maintain the aerobic condition so that new sulphides are not produced. This rate is determined by the BOD of the biomass and in general, the length of time the aerobic state is desired.


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ENSOL can be applied by introducing it into the flow pattern using a dosing pump to maintain a continuous dosage at the correct levels.

 

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ENSOL can be supplied in virtually any quantity required:

  • 5L bottles
  • 20L jerry cans
  • 200L drums
  • 1000L totes
  • FCLs (10 totes)

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