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Met Source AN Case Study

Midwest Brewer Struggled With High VFA

PROBLEM

The client’s high rate anaerobic treatment process was failing to hold granular sludge, and had efficiency and operational problems, including low process stability. Higher organic loadings created larger VFA’s in the system effluent. High VFA's loaded the aerobic system. A cost effective solution was desired. River Bend Lab, with their biological expertise, was asked to investigate the problem and provide a solution.

SOLUTION

It was determined by using respiromic assays that the biology of the system would benefit greatly from a bioavailable source of trace elements in a specific concentration ratio determined by River Bend Labs. Even though trace metals were showing present using traditional AA analysis, the bioavailability of said metals were in question. Metsource-AN, River Bend Labs proprietary bioavailable trace metal concentrate, was put online August 21st, 2006, and immediately the VFA’s began to drop. Soon after the VFA drop, the plant experienced increased loading from system upsets upstream, and the anaerobic plant handled these increases quite easily. Biogas increased, and the addition of Metsource-AN maximized the environment for bacterial growth.

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