Byo-Gon PX-109 Organic speeds mill wastewater treatment

Byo-Gon Inc., Charleston, SC, says its PX-109® Organic, developed at the University of Hawaii, is a 100% natural alkaloid that stimulates bacterial activity. It is used by over 30 pulp and paper mills worldwide to improve wastewater performance without expensive dredging or capital expenditures. Taking advantage of the existing equipment and the resident microbes that have evolved in a site’s type of industrial waste, the increased microbe performance helps to drive costs down.

Many customers report a significant improvement in plant stability — which helps the biological treatment system withstand the swings in organic loading, pH, temperature and other changes seen in a typical industrial discharge.

The company says that a stable treatment plant using Byo-Gon PX-109 Organic allows users to concentrate on improving plant operations and optimizing wastewater treatment costs. Savings are seen in:

• Elimination of monthly surcharges for permit noncompliance

• Reduction or elimination of chemicals such as settling polymers and other additives used to compensate for effluent fluctuations

• Elimination of sludge removal costs because of the extension of capacity and removal of sludge build-up from lagoons

• Increased gas production from anaerobic systems which improves digester mixing or energy production.

Byo-Gon PX-109 Organic requires no special handling or equipment. It is non-toxic, nonflammable, non-corrosive and 100% organic material which is 100% biodegradable.

Byo-Gon, Inc.,

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